THE Repair Shop’s Jay Blades has revealed that he was told he was “going to amount to nothing” by his careers councillor at school.
But while the presenter has hit the heights of success, he recently admitted that it was a very different story growing up.
He recalled the day when he and his classmates were queuing up to get advice about their futures.
Chatting to Zoe Ball on her Radio 2 展示, Blades said: “My careers teacher said I wasn’t going to amount to anything.
“You know when everybody used to line up to see the careers officer?
“He saw me come to the table and said, ‘Blades, you’re going to amount to nothing – 下一个!’ And he looked behind me.”
The recollection comes after his new documentary Learning To Read At 51, broadcast on BBC.
The furniture creator bravely allows the world to see him at his most vulnerable, as he opens up about his struggles with literature.
Blades was diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of 31 while studying criminology at Buckinghamshire New University.
In the film, the TV star tells viewers how it’s impacted his life to the point where he had to get a stranger on the street to read an important letter from the hospital to him.
The programme also sees him join forces with other people learning to read with the help of a charity.
The Repair Shop is available to watch on the BBC iPlayer.