Holly Willoughby concerned her children will inherit dyslexia

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  • Holly Willoughby rarely talks bout her private life, but she recently opened up about suffering from dyslexia.

    During yesterday’s edition of This Morning, the 37-year-old spoke about having the condition during an interview with actor Martin Kemp.

    ‘You’re dyslexic and I’m dyslexic as well. You say the way you learn and the way you prepare for this is different to other people,’ Holly said to the former EastEnders star.

    Martin replied: ‘You have to find the way that works for you. Once upon a time I lived not being dyslexic. So it’s a weird kind of process that happens in my brain.’

    The Spandau Ballet singer first showed signs of having dyslexic back in 1995 when he was diagnosed with a brain tumour.

    Discussing how he prepares for roles, he explained: ‘When I read the script I digest it a lot more. Before I go into rehearsals I have to know every single word.’

    Holly was obviously very understanding, and has previously admitted that to prepare for her presenting role on This Morning she checks the autocue in advance and uses coloured scripts.

    She also revealed her fears that her three children; Harry, nine, Belle, seven, and three-year-old Chester may inherit her dyslexia.

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    ‘I do bear it in mind quite a lot,’ she told Glasgow’s Sunday Post. ‘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.’

    She added: ‘Schools are so much more advanced in looking out for it than when I was at school.’

    Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that can cause problems with reading, writing and spelling. It’s estimated that up to one in every 10 to 20 people in the UK has some degree of dyslexia.