Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Matt Hancock canceled dyslexia charity gig for ‘I’m A Celebrity’

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A spokesman for the charity confirmed Mr Hancock was due to be present, adding: “The British Dyslexia Association was delighted to have Tom Hunt MP speaking at our 50th birthday celebration in the House of Lords.”

At I’m A Celebrity on Sunday night, Mr Hancock was shown discussing his diagnosis with fellow contestants Babatunde Aleshe and Seann Walsh.

“I really wanted to learn,” he said. “On the one hand, I couldn’t do math or English.

“The moment I was identified as dyslexic at university it was ‘ahhhh’. Well actually I’m fine with the language, just my brain works differently – and I can work on that.”

Parliament’s Dyslexia Screening and Teacher Training Bill is due to have a second reading in Parliament on December 2nd.

If Mr. Hancock makes it to the I’m A Celebrity finale, he’ll be out of the jungle on November 27th.

A spokesman for the Suffolk MP said: “By taking part on the show, Matt hopes to raise the profile of his dyslexia campaign and use the platform to speak to millions of people on an issue that is really close to his heart.

“Matt will be making a donation to St Nicholas Hospice in Suffolk and supporting dyslexia – including the British Dyslexia Association – after his performance.”

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