'It makes me so sad kids feel this way': Cat Deeley tears up as Jamie Oliver tells heartbreaking story about dyslexic children being let down by the education system

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Cat Deeley teared up arsenic Jamie Oliver told a heartbreaking communicative astir dyslexic children being fto down by nan acquisition strategy connected Thursday's This Morning.

The presenter, 47, became visibly affectional erstwhile chatting to nan chef, 48, - who has lived pinch dyslexia each his life - astir his caller children's book Billy and nan Epic Escape. 

Jamie told connected nan show really nan book features dyslexia friends font and clear spacing to thief those pinch nan learning difficulty.

Dyslexia is simply a communal learning trouble that chiefly causes problems pinch reading, penning and spelling. Unlike a learning disability, intelligence isn't affected.

Jamie has worked successful schools for years campaigning for healthier meals and was asked by Cat astir 1 relationship he had pinch a kid during his clip astatine a superior school. 

Cat Deeley teared up arsenic Jamie Oliver told a heartbreaking communicative astir dyslexic children being fto down by nan acquisition strategy connected Thursday's This Morning

 Dyslexia is simply a communal learning trouble that chiefly causes problems pinch reading, penning and spelling. Unlike a learning disability, intelligence isn't affected

She said to him: 'One clip you had a 10-year-old boy travel up to you and inquire 'Do you ever consciousness for illustration you're worthy nothing?' And he had dyslexia didn't he.'

Her sound past began to break arsenic she added: 'That really upset me...'

Jamie replied: 'Me too, and pinch schoolhouse meal campaigns I've done I've been done 15 acquisition secretaries successful benignant of 17/18 years and I deliberation if you've sewage a kid aliases you were that kid and you didn't fresh into accepted learning...'

He past looked up astatine Cat and said: 'And I tin spot you're getting emotional...'.

Cat, teary-eyed, past responded saying: 'Yeah it makes maine truthful sad to consciousness that kids consciousness that!'

Billy and nan Epic Escape is nan 2nd book Jamie has written that follows his first best-selling book Billy and nan Giant Adventure.

He said connected This Morning: 'Last twelvemonth erstwhile I promoted nan first book I sewage affectional retired of obscurity and arsenic a nearly-50-year-old big I'm for illustration 'What's going connected I didn't expect this'.

'But I deliberation it's astir erstwhile you're a kid you want to fresh successful and for maine you want schoolhouse to beryllium wherever anyone tin flourish and I deliberation there's a batch of activity to beryllium done to make each kid consciousness that they can…'

The presenter, 47, became visibly affectional erstwhile chatting to nan chef, 48, - who has lived pinch dyslexia each his life - astir his caller children's book Billy and nan Epic Escape

He told connected nan show really nan book features dyslexia friends font and clear spacing to thief those pinch nan learning difficulty

She said to him: 'One clip you had a 10-year-old boy travel up to you and inquire 'Do you ever consciousness for illustration you're worthy nothing?' And he had dyslexia didn't he.'

He past looked up astatine Cat and said: 'And I tin spot you're getting emotional...'

Cat past said to her co-host Ben Shephard astir nan 10-year-old by they antecedently said about: 'He besides said (to nan young boy) 'Come backmost to maine erstwhile you're 16 and I'll springiness you a occupation if you request one'. That's what I loved. The extremity of nan story.'

What is Dyslexia?

  • Dyslexia is simply a learning trouble that chiefly affects meticulous and fluent connection reference and spelling  
  • It tin consequence successful mediocre aliases inconsistent pronunciation and penning - on pinch imaginable struggles pursuing directions aliases being organised
  • Children and adults of each intelligence abilities tin beryllium affected by dyslexia
  • People pinch dyslexia often person bully skills successful different areas, including imaginative reasoning and problem solving

 Info from NHS.org

Amid his struggles astatine schoolhouse and dyslexia Jamie said that 'food saved him' and that nan boy from his communicative 'hadn't recovered his point yet'. 

He said: 'Of people galore of america don't find that point until later successful life!'

Last twelvemonth erstwhile promoting his first book Jamie shared nan rubbing logic he wrote it. 

The personage cook told Australia's The Project that his dyslexia near him struggling to publication to his kids, and truthful he made up stories for them instead. 

'It conscionable happened. It was a concealed small project. And 1 which conscionable came astir maine putting my kids to furniture astatine night. I'm dyslexic, truthful I was ne'er very bully astatine reading' nan prima explained. 

'At a definite age, they benignant of say, "Dad, don't read. Just make thing up from your head." And I conscionable started signaling them, truthful I could retrieve who nan characters were'.

Jamie said that he has ever struggled to get his thoughts down and utilized a dictaphone to crippled his cookbooks.

'For me, arsenic a dyslexic kid, words were nan enemy, right? They were nan point that benignant of frightened me. I could ne'er get my ideas down connected paper' he said. 

The chef, who has written 35 cookbooks, has 5 children - Poppy Honey, 20, Daisy Boo, 19, Petal Blossom, 13, Buddy Bear, 11 and River Rocket, five. Pictured pinch his children and woman Jools

Billy and nan Epic Escape is nan 2nd book Jamie has written that follows his first best-selling book Billy and nan Giant Adventure 

Amid his struggles astatine schoolhouse and dyslexia Jamie said that 'food saved him' and that nan boy from his communicative 'hadn't recovered his point yet' 

'So you conscionable find different ways. I mean, moreover successful my cookbooks, I've ne'er written aliases typed them. I've ever used dictaphones'.

The chef, who has written 35 cookbooks, has 5 children - Poppy Honey, 20, Daisy Boo, 19, Petal Blossom, 13, Buddy Bear, 11 and River Rocket, five.

He has been unfastened astir his dyslexia and antecedently revealed he had ‘never sewage done a book’ earlier reference Catching Fire successful 2013 astatine nan property of 38.  

The 391-page sci-fi caller is nan sequel to Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.


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