Seasoned This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby has revealed the secret struggle behind the smiles on her daytime presenting role.
Opening up about her dyslexia diagnosis and the impact on her career front of camera to the Glasgow Post, the mum-of-three explained that she uses coloured scripts and cue cards to help keep her on track.
The 36-year-old also confessed that she worries about how the condition could affect her brood.
“I do bear it in mind quite a lot,” she told the newspaper.
“Although my mum hasn’t officially been tested she has very similar tendencies to me.
“I don’t know whether that’s hereditary or not, but I do think about that. Schools are so much more advanced in looking out for it than when I was at school.
Despite these concerns, she remained hopeful that advances in education and medicine would mean a very different outcome for today’s dyslexia sufferers.
“So if anything was to crop up it’d be noticed a lot quicker than it was with me,” she added.
“And children learn in a different way now. It makes a lot more sense to me and things are a lot more visual.”
Holly also credited co-presenter Phil – with whom she has shared the This Morning sofa since 2009 – for getting her on the programme, saying that she “owes him” her career.
“He pushed for me to get the job in the first place.
“I totally owe him everything. I know that when he’s away or when he films other things, someone else steps in and that’s great.
“But I can’t imagine doing the show without him.
“I think I need him on that show so yes, we are a total team.”
What an amazing pair!