Holly Willoughby Gets Candid About Her Dyslexia And Shares Worries That Her Kids Might Inherit It

Date June 29, 2018

When it comes to dyslexia, there are many misconceptions that need to be dispelled. First, this disability, which includes poor word decoding and reading, isn’t tied to IQ. In fact, it can affect people of all intellectual levels.

And since 1 in 10 people have this disorder, it’s obvious that there are many famous people who are dyslexic, including the TV presenter Holly Willoughby.

The 37-year-old rarely talks about her dyslexia, but when she does, it’s always heartfelt. In one of the recent episodes of This Morning, Holly was speaking to singer and actor Martin Kemp, who also happened to have this disability after having a brain tumor.


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The mom-of-three was interested in how her guest was memorizing his lines. And it looks like all dyslexic people have their own ways of learning and preparing for this. As the former EastEnders star said:

When I read the script, I digest it a lot more. Before I go into rehearsals, I have to know every single word.


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Meanwhile, Willoughby uses colored scripts while presenting the show and checks the autocue in advance.

Unfortunately, dyslexia runs in the family, so Holly fears her children may have it too. The TV presenter believes she got it from her mom because she had similar tendencies. But luckily, schools are now more advanced in teaching and caring for such children.


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The learning disorder even affected one of the members of the royal family – Princess Beatrice. When she was 7, she was diagnosed with dyslexia, but she managed to overcome it with the help of her loving parents – Duchess Sarah and Prince Andrew.


Some other people having this disability are Orlando Bloom, Stephen Spielberg, and even the academic genius Albert Einstein. But this has not stopped them from making their dreams come true.

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