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.’