Holly Willoughby, This Morning

Holly Willoughby, This Morning

Holly Willoughby blames dyslexia for her mistakes on This Morning

Holly Willoughby says she doesn't let her dyslexia have 'power' over her on This Morning

6/4/2020 2:44:00 PM

Holly Willoughby says she doesn't let her dyslexia have 'power' over her on This Morning

The telly presenter, 39, admitted that she still gets muddled up with her words live on-air, but says she's learned not to let it hold her back

.Holly recalled growing up and being afraid that "everybody thought I was stupid" when she struggled reading aloud.The mum-of-three told Red magazine: "I've struggled with dyslexia since I was young and it used to hold me back. At school, reading out loud absolutely terrified me because I’d get all the words wrong and I was convinced everybody thought I was stupid."

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She continued: "It still happens now – most of the mistakes I make on This Morning are because of it, but it doesn't do what it did to me back then because I don’t let it have power."I now know that it’s all about how you package it in your head."

Holly previously spoke of her dyslexia, admitting that she uses coloured scripts and checking the autocue before each show helps her present on This Morning.Speaking to Glasgow's Sunday Post in 2017, she said: "I do bear it in mind quite a lot. Although my mum hasn’t been officially tested she has very similar tendencies to me.

“I don’t know whether that’s hereditary or not, but I do think about that. Schools are so much more advanced in looking out for it than when I was at school."Showbiz editor's picks She added: “So if anything was to crop up it’d be noticed a lot quicker than it was with me. And children learn in a different way now.

"It makes a lot more sense to me and things are a lot more visual. I feel the ways of teaching are better.” Read more: Mirror Celeb »

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