Matt Hancock has discussed his dyslexia for the first time since joining I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! tropical forest.
head of the program, the former health minister vowed he would use the “incredible background” to raise awareness about learning difficulties after facing criticism from politicians and general public.
In Sunday’s episode, two weeks after the reality series, the West Suffolk congressman finally shared his experience of being diagnosed while in college.
Speaking to comedians Babatunde Aleshe and Seann Walsh, Hancock was asked what he has struggled with all his life, to which he replied, “I can’t dance, I can’t sing and I can’t. good read, very fast.”
As the trio reflected on their experiences growing up, Aleshe joked that surviving school at Tottenham was his “biggest achievement”.
While Hancock said he was “very eager to learn” and realized he could study math but struggled with English.
Walsh asked, “Are you talking specifically about reading?”
The former health secretary replied: “Yes. And then, the moment I was identified as dyslexic in college, it was ‘Ah, actually I’m fine with language, it’s just that my brain works differently and I can work with it. that’.”
According to the NHS website, dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that mainly causes problems with reading, writing and spelling.
A spokesperson for Hancock previously said: “Second reading of Matt’s Teacher Training and Dyslexia Screening Bill just days after I was a celebrity… ended.
“By joining the show, Matt hopes to raise the profile of his dyslexia campaign and will use the platform to talk about an issue he truly cares about in front of millions of people.
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“Matt is determined that no child should leave primary school without knowing he has dyslexia.
They added that the MP would donate to St Nicholas Hospice in Suffolk, and cause dyslexia support – including the Dyslexia Society of Great Britain, after the appearance.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was among those who spoke out about Hancock’s decision to enter the woods, saying he felt it was not “noble” because he did not prioritize “our voters and our country”. .
Speaking to reporters accompanying him to the G20 summit in Bali, Mr. Sunak said: “I think politics is at its best and should be quite noble indeed.”
On Tuesday, campaigners hung a banner over the My Am Celebrity campsite, which read: “Covid loved ones get out of here!”
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