Actress Kara Tointon: Struggled Learning Her Lines Because of Dyslexia

Strictly Come Dancing star Kara Tointon admits that she struggles with words because of dyslexia and confessed that she has never read a novel from start to finish. The 26-year-old has said that she has the reading age of “about 12” and discussed in the documentary Kara Tointon – Don’t Call Me Stupid how hard she found it to learn lines.

The former EastEnders star said: “Since I left the show last year, it’s been even more of a struggle to read and remember lines for last-minute auditions.

“I was really excited about being given the opportunity to explore how exactly dyslexia has affected my life.”

She added: “I hope this experience will fulfil one of my biggest dreams – to read a book from cover to cover.”

Meanwhile, Kara has revealed that she is just hoping to make it through the first week on Strictly Come Dancing.

She told Digital Spy: “I just want to get past the first week, to be honest. I’d like to stay for at least a week, but as it’s all down to the public vote now–anything can happen.

Getting past that first elimination is my aim at the moment.”

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26 September 2010 00:00 GMT


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