Holly Willoughby was ‘constantly embarrassed’ at school because of her dyslexia before English teacher helped her

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Holly Willoughby has told how she was “constantly embarrassed” at school because of dyslexia and how her English teacher helped her.

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Holly, 40, praised her “inspirational teacher” who “didn’t fool her” and who helped her overcome her fear of reading aloud.

Holly Willoughby reveals her undiagnosed dyslexia caused her problems at schoolcredit: Rex

The presenter told co-host Philip Schofield about her teacher Mrs Williamson this morning after singer Adele reunited with her teacher during Sunday night’s ITV Audience With.


Adele was seen in tears on stage hugging her Old English teacher, Ms McDonald, from Chestnut Grove School in Balham, south London.

Recalling her high school years, Holly said: “My favorite teacher who was incredible was called Mrs. Williamson. She was an English teacher and I didn’t get diagnosed with dyslexia until just before my GCSE, which it’s late.

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“So for a long time in school I hated reading aloud because I couldn’t read very well, I would get confused and I was constantly embarrassed.

“She always took me aside. She spent a lot of time with me and really took the time. Even during break times. She never fools me.”

Holly previously said that she spent years feeling “terrified” that people would think she was stupid after being diagnosed with dyslexia.

She said that when she makes mistakes this morning it is often because of the situation.

Holly opened up last year on how the learning glitch shattered her confidence, but said she’s ready to take back the “power.”

mother of three told Red Magazine: “I’ve struggled with dyslexia since I was little and it used to hold me back.

“At school, reading aloud absolutely intimidated me because I would get all the words wrong and I was sure that everyone thought I was an idiot.

“It still happens – most of the mistakes I make this morning are because of it, but it doesn’t do what it did to me, because I don’t power it. Now I know it all.” Something is. How do you pack it in your head.”

Holly uses colorful scripts to help her prepare for daytime shows as she talks about the importance of finding her “toolkit” to help manage the disorder.

Holly, 23, just a few years after suffering from dyslexia

Holly, 23, just a few years after suffering from dyslexiacredit: PA: Press Association

Holly Willoughby opens up about this morning’s dyslexia battle as she reveals ‘shame’ at not being able to do magic

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