Former EastEnders star opens up about suffering from dyslexia

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Strictly 2010 winner Kara Tointon admits that she struggles with words because of dyslexia.

The former EastEnders star and has never read a novel from start to finish.

Kara, 27 – who says her reading age is ‘about 12’ – talked about the challenge of learning lines in the BBC3 documentary Kara Tointon – Don’t Call Me Stupid.

‘Since I left the show last year, it’s been even more of a struggle to read and remember lines for last-minute auditions,’ Kara reveals.

‘I was really excited about being given the opportunity to explore how exactly dyslexia has affected my life.

‘I hope this experience will fulfil one of my biggest dreams – to read a book from cover to cover.’

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