Strictly's Kara Tointon: Reading was 'scary'

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Strictly Come Dancing star Kara Tointon has spoken publicly about her dyslexia for the first time. The former EastEnders actress was diagnosed when she was seven years old.

The British Dyslexia Association believes that one in 10 people are affected by dyslexia in the UK. The condition makes reading, spelling and writing difficult.

The BBC's Sam Naz spoke to Kara about her experiences.

You can read more about dyslexia on the BBC Three Blog.

Kara Tointon: Don't Call Me Stupid is on BBC Three, Thursday 11 November, 2100 GMT and afterwards on iPlayer.

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