‘She really took the time’: Holly Willoughby reveals former English teacher helped her come to grips with her dyslexia after she was diagnosed ‘quite late’  

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Holly Willoughby has told how her secondary school English teacher helped her as she struggled with dyslexia as a teenager.

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The TV presenter, 33, and her This Morning co-host Philip Schofield, 59, discuss the teachers who reunited with their eight-year English teacher Monday after Adele reunited with Adele on her ITV special An Audience. Inspired him in the show.

Holly revealed that she was diagnosed with dyslexia ‘very late’ and was afraid to read the passage in class.

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Mentor: Holly Willoughby shares how her secondary school English teacher helped her as she struggled with dyslexia as a teenager

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She said: ‘My favorite teacher who was incredible was called Mrs Williamson, she was my English teacher. I didn’t get a diagnosis of dyslexia until my GCSE, which is relatively late.

‘I hated reading aloud because I couldn’t read well and mix up words and I was constantly embarrassed.

‘She would always take me aside and spend a lot of time with me. She’ll be like “come on and read this essay” even during break time. He really took the time and never fooled me that’s why I loved him.’

Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that can cause problems with reading, writing and spelling. It is estimated that one in ten people in the UK have some form of dyslexia.

Younger days: Holly reveals she was diagnosed with dyslexia 'too late' and was afraid to read passages in class (pictured in 1999)

Younger days: Holly reveals she was diagnosed with dyslexia ‘too late’ and was afraid to read passages in class (pictured in 1999)

Meanwhile, Philip praised his former career teacher for not ridiculing his ambition to work in TV and for helping him gain work experience at BBC Plymouth.

He said: ‘Bruce Connor was a career teacher. All my comrades were ordinary, farmers, policemen. I said I want to come on TV, I want to come on TV and he didn’t laugh.

‘ He said, “Well, I didn’t have that before.” He got a friend who had a friend at the BBC in Plymouth and he set the whole thing up and didn’t even laugh once at this crazy kid from Cornwall who wanted to be on TV.’

She said: 'I hated reading aloud because I couldn't read well and mix up words and was constantly embarrassed.  she really took time with me and she was like

She said: ‘I hated reading aloud because I couldn’t read well and mix up words and was constantly embarrassed. She really took the time with me and was like “Come and read this essay.”

This comes after Adele became emotional as she was reunited with her English teacher on the TV special An Audience with Adele.

At the London Palladium show, fans watched as actress Emma Thompson asked the superstar who inspired her when she was young.

Adele opened up about the influence of Teacher Eight that year, after which Emma revealed that she was actually in the audience.

Adele said: ‘Yes, I had a teacher in Chestnut Grove who taught me English. She was Miss McDonald. She left when I was eight years old. It was only a year, but he really got me into literature. I have always had a passion for English and obviously now I write songs.

Miss You: This comes when Adele breaks down in tears as she is surprised by her old school teacher, who taught her at Chestnut Grove School in Balham, while on stage

Miss You: This comes when Adele breaks down in tears as she is surprised by her old school teacher, who taught her at Chestnut Grove School in Balham, while on stage

‘She was very bloody calm. So charming, he really cared about us and we knew he cared about us.’

Emma then announced that Starr’s teacher was in the audience, with Miss McDonald saying: ‘Thank you for remembering me.’

Adele replied: ‘Oh my god, you really changed my life.’

The singer said she felt ’emotional’ to be back on stage in the UK for the first time in four years as she played alongside the likes of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Emma Watson, David Tennant, Naomi Campbell, Daniel Kaluuya and Katherine O’Hara. performed for. ,

Can't believe it: Adele cried as her former teacher Miss McDonald came on stage

Can’t believe it: Adele cried as her former teacher Miss McDonald came on stage

Her sports agent boyfriend Rich Paul also joined the crowd of A-listers and the singer’s family and friends.

Don French, Stormzy, Gareth Southgate and Samuel L. Jackson were among those who watched the Somebody Like You star live.

Adele has not performed any concerts in the UK since her Wembley Stadium show in June 2017.

But, he is ready to make a comeback…

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