A struggle with words hasn't set these stars back

It’s interesting to know how many famous people suffer from dyslexia. Several stars have opened up about having the learning difficulty, which affects the way they read and write words.

Orlando Bloom has admitted that he suffers from dyslexia.

‘Dyslexia is not due to lack of intelligence, it’s a lack of access,’ says the Hollywood star.

‘It’s like, if you’re dyslexic, you have all the information you need, but find it harder to process.’

Other famous people in Hollywood affected by dyslexia include Keira Knightley, Tom Cruise and Vince Vaughn.

It
can make reading lines quite difficult. Keira says: ‘I can learn them
fine. It’s just reading them in the first place that’s the problem.’

Kara Tointon admits her dyslexia means she has a reading age of 12. Kerry Katona didn’t know she was dyslexic for a long time but now uses an iPhone to help.

Some
dyslexic famous people have fought back on Twitter when other users
mock their spelling mistakes. Holly Willoughby responded: ‘Thank you
for flagging up my spelling, I am dyslexic and don’t have time to spell
check everything. You may just have to overlook it…’

Jamie
Oliver reacted angrily when the same thing happened to him, writing
back: ‘Get lost you idiot I’m dyslexic and I can’t spell so stick that
in your pipe! It’s better than being smug.’

Older stars like Henry
Winkler and Whoopi Goldberg didn’t realise they were dyslexic when they
were younger. Meanwhile Tom Jones used singing to shine as he suffered
from dyslexia.

Ballerina Darcey Bussell found her struggles with reading and writing upsetting before she received her diagnosis.

‘I
remember the desperation as a child that came with being unable to
express myself,’ says Darcey. ‘Teachers would say I was lazy.

‘When I was about 9, I was diagnosed and things fell into place.’