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Celebrities you didn’t know have dyslexia – from James Martin to Holly Willoughby

Although dyslexia is mostly diagnosed in children, There are a number of methods that will help people of all ages manage the disorder. This may include using technology such as word processors or electronic organizers and reading with a colored overlay. Celebrities also need to make adjustments in their workplace to support their dyslexia. But who suffers from the learning disorder?

Holly Willoughby

Holly, one half of the famous television duo Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, also suffers from the disorder.

Similar to James Martin, she has to check autocues in advance and uses colored scripts to make her present tense easier.

In the past she has opened up emotionally about her learning difficulties at school and is now afraid for her own three children.

In February of this year, she supported her oldest school friend, who was also suffering from dyslexia, Hannah Peckham, who overcame her learning difficulties to write a children’s book.

Jamie Oliver

Another celebrity who struggled at school was world famous chef Jamie Oliver.

After being placed in the lowest grades, he admitted in an interview with Celebrity Radio that, “He or the school really recognized my dyslexia.”

In an interview with the Radio Times, he said, “I really think you should get on your knees, shake the child’s hand and say, ‘Well done, you’re lucky, lucky boy’.”

A strong advocate for clearing the stigma of the condition, Jamie attended Dyslexia Awareness Week in 2017, which had the hashtag # positivedyslexia2017.

Lewis Hamilton

From cookbooks to cars, F1 superstar Lewis Hamilton has also talked about his diagnosis, which he figured out when he was 17.

As early as June 2020, he spoke to a group of school children about the importance of never giving up.

He said, “I didn’t know I was dyslexic until I was 17 and I just struggled so much. I’ve always played to catch up. “

The star has partnered with TOGETHERBAND to launch a campaign for healthy and sustainable living by 2030 to support children with school difficulties.

Richard Branson

One of the richest men in the world, billionaire Richard Branson, suffers from dyslexia.

Much like Jamie Oliver, the founder of Virgin focuses on the positive aspects of the disease and has even gone so far as to say that it was “the key to many of our successes”.

He attributes this to having such a vivid imagination and being more creative than those who don’t have dyslexia.

“Problem solving, creativity and imagination will be in great demand with the advent of AI (artificial intelligence) and automation,” said Branson.

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