Daily Mail

BEN FOGLE has revealed that his son, Ludo, 13, is dyslexic, just like him — but, thankfully, isn’t suffering in the same way.


‘When I was young, dyslexia was undiagnose­d and, therefore, interprete­d as stupidity,’ says the TV adventurer, 49.

‘I saw a lot of red ink on my essays that screamed “stupid”. ‘Things have changed. Ludo is poetic, creative and lyrical with his words, but his spelling is charmingly bad; it looks like gobbledygo­ok. His teachers don’t want to stifle or suppress his creativity, so only mark up a handful of the misspellin­gs. ‘When I was a boy, the smear of red ink that threatened to absorb the whole page was soul-crushing.’

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