Mollie King has opened up about her struggle with dyslexia.
The former Saturdays band member also discussed how her condition plays out in her job as a BBC Radio 1 DJ.
Dyslexia is a term for a reading disorders relating to problems interpreting words, letters, sounds and symbols.
‘I do find reading really hard because I’m dyslexic,’ Mollie said in an interview.
‘So if I’m reading out a text on air, I might slip up and read a word slightly wrong, then that does sit with me for a bit.’
However, speaking to The Sun, the star was keen to stress that dyslexia shouldn’t hold any person back from having ambitions.
‘It’s all about brushing it off and just moving on,’ she said.
‘Especially with the show being live.’
‘You can’t have it play on your mind throughout the rest of the show,’ she added.
‘Doing things live has made me better at just brushing things off and ploughing on, because I think the listeners don’t mind hearing a mistake every now and then — it proves I’m human.’
Mollie – who reached the semi final on Strictly Come Dancing in 2017 – co-hosts on the radio station with Matt Edmondson.
She joined Radio 1 last year, following in the presenting footsteps of bandmate Rochelle Humes, who has hosted on This Morning.
As part of the Saturdays – also comprised of Una Healy, Vanessa White and Frankie Bridge – Mollie scored hits such as My Heart Takes Over and Just Can’t Get Enough.
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