As millions of students up and down the country received their grades which determined whether they would make their first university choice, several celebrities were on hand to offer words of wisdom.
The chef, 55, said on his Instagram : "I know it is A-level results day and fingers crossed the pressure is off. So here's what I would like you to do go pick up those results and then head down to Street Pizza in Southward today because I'm going to help you celebrate by cooking the most amazing pizzas on the house from me.
"And honestly I know it has been a tough two years, so well done and trust me it is not always about the A*. It's about understanding who you are so good luck, congratulations and I can't wait to see you for a pizza today."
Rylan Clark was impressed with Gordon's gesture, commenting: "Decent fella x".
Elsewhere, Ulrika shared a rare snap of her daughter Martha, 18, celebrating after picking up her results, who cheekily wore a black T-shirt with the slogan "t**s for brains".
The former weather presenter, 55, typed: "The girl did good!! #alevels #resultsday".
Clarkson, meanwhile, tweeted: "Don’t worry if your A level results are disappointing. I got a C and 2 Us and I’m currently holidaying on this boat."
The former Top Gear host shared a photo of his view from the luxury boat, which showed he was somewhere abroad.
Former Top Gear star Jeremy, 62, is known for his annual tweets about his A Level results – which has sparked backlash from teachers in the past.
Dr Alex shared a photo of himself in his cap and gown and graduation and told his 1.9 million followers in the caption: "Today may seem like one of the biggest day’s of your life, but it’s not the be all and end all.
"Looking back on my results day I was devastated that I didn’t get the grades to go to Medical school, but that didn’t mean it was the end.
"I was angry, upset, disappointed, confused; so many different emotions. Despite this, I picked myself up and went again.
"I didn’t let it set me back from achieving what I wanted in life. On A level results day, Alex had no idea that he was going to be making it to the smiling photo you can see here".
It comes as the schools minister has urged students who did not get the A-level grades they wanted not to panic, as he told how he was left disappointed by his own exam results.
Will Quince said he did not get into his first choice university but ended up having a “fantastic time” at another institution where he got a degree, made friends and met his wife.
He appealed to students not to be disheartened if their results were not what they had aimed for, telling them “the world genuinely is your oyster” if they work hard and have a plan B.
Ucas said 20,360 students found out on Thursday that they do not have a place at university.
In total, 425,830 students have been accepted into university or college this year – the second highest number on record.