These results won't define you! Stars offer support to A-level students

Famous faces have sent messages of support to students receiving their A-level results today, reassuring them that it is not the end of the world if they do not get what they hoped for.

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British Olympian Samantha Quek told followers waiting to receive their grades that "time is on your side" - and highlighted her own achievements despite receiving "crap" results from her exams.

The 29-year-old, who won gold with Team GB at the 2016 Rio Olympics, said told one sleepless Twitter follower: "I cocked up my A-Levels & within 10 years had an Olympic Gold Medal and ended up in Buckingham Palace receiving an MBE.

"I assure you, on neither occasion was I thinking about my crap A-Level results.

"No one moment in time defines you. Relax. Best of luck, & go back to sleep! X"

Quek said that she was "not a fan of telling students that A-Level results 'mean nothing'", but added: "If they aren't what you hoped for, time is on your side & these results WON'T DEFINE YOU!"

ITV news anchor Alastair Stewart also wished students good luck and offered a few words of wisdom.

He tweeted: "However you do, remember: in 5 years they won't matter too much; in ten, not at all; in 20, they'll probably be called something else."

Labour MP David Lammy tweeted: "Best of luck to those receiving A-level results... Even if they aren't what you hoped for, keep your head up and dream big because the world is just about to open up for you."

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