The Bluebirds secured the Championship title on the weekend after they guaranteed their spot in the Premier League for next season and their success has had a lot to do with the return of Cardiff-born and bred Bellamy who left Liverpool last summer.
"Craig has been fantastic, he is a great leader," Hudson said. "I've said before when he was here the first time, his professionalism is what people look up to.
"The younger players look up to him and even the older players like myself do because he has achieved so much in his career.
"He will tell you himself it (playing a part in Cardiff's promotion to the Premier League) is something he didn't think would happen but he has done it with his boyhood club and he was nearly in tears."