Apprentice winner Tom sees his dyslexia as a positive
Tom Pellereau, winner of the seventh series of the UK Apprentice, joins Richard Branson on a long list of entrepreneurs with dyslexia.
Following Sir Alan Sugar's decision on Sunday, Tom said that for him, dyslexia has always been a positive.
"I discovered I could do things better than other people. If I had an idea, I could visualise it in my brain and spin it around.
"I was so lucky that computers came out when I was starting to write essays."
On The Apprentice:The Final Five, Tom's mum spoke about how his disability has made him an innovative problem solver.
"The advantages of dyslexia are that you are much better at adapting. You can go underneath or over the top of a problem and not take the direct route ... Tom's good at that."
31-year-old Tom describes himself as an inventor. His final business plan for Lord Sugar involved office chairs and he claims to have created the world's first curved nail file, but maybe Mr. Pellereau's near future is in the studio rather than the boardroom.
A source described as a "telly insider", has been quoted in today's Sun as saying that Tom Pellereau may get his own science and technology show.
"Executives have been really impressed with the way he came over on TV. He is probably one of the most personable Apprentice winners and something of an underdog, which always goes down well with the British public.
"The BBC would love to do more with him. There is definitely a gap in the market."