‘I see it as a gift’: Strictly’s Hamza Yassin reveals he is ‘severely dyslexic’ and wildlife cameraman learns his routines through the use of images
Strictly Come Dancing star Hamza Yassin has revealed his battle with ‘severe’ dyslexia.
The wildlife cameraman and presenter, 35, appeared on The Morning Show on Thursday along with his professional dance partner Jowita Przystał.
Hamza said he speaks to his friends using voice memos instead of text messages and learns his dance routines through images.
‘I see it as a gift’: Strictly’s Hamza Yassin revealed on This Morning on Thursday that he is ‘severely dyslexic’ and learns his routines through the use of visuals
“I’m severally dyslexic, people have to send me voice notes instead of text messages,” he explained.
“But it’s a gift and it helps us with the dance routines, so for anyone who has it, see it as a gift.” I learn through images.’
Jowita added, “If I show him a routine, he can pick it up so quickly because he learns through images.”
Why it works: Hamza said he talks to his friends using voice memos instead of text messages and learns his dance routines through visuals (pictured on Strictly)
“But it’s a gift and it helps us with the dance routines, so for anyone who has it, see it as a gift.” I learn through visuals,” he said. Pictured with Jowita on this morning
What is Dyslexia?
– The word dyslexia is derived from Greek and means ‘difficulty with words’. People with dyslexia have problems with the underlying skills needed for reading, writing and spelling
Dyslexia affects 10% of the UK population
– Tom Cruise, Richard Branson, Winston Churchill and Leonardo da Vinci are famous examples of people who have achieved enormous success despite being dyslexic, maybe even because of it
– The Dyslexia Association says: ‘Dyslexia affects people of all backgrounds and levels, from people who cannot read to people with a university degree.
‘It’s a puzzling mix of both difficulties and strengths, and varies in degree from person to person’
– It is not known what causes dyslexia. There is some evidence that it runs in families, so scientists are now looking for a gene that could be responsible
“He is so happy when he dances, so I knew from day one that we could achieve a lot,” she said.
The word dyslexia is derived from Greek and means ‘difficulty with words’. People with dyslexia have problems with the underlying skills needed for reading, writing, and spelling.
It is not known what causes dyslexia. There is some evidence that it runs in families, so scientists are now looking for a gene that could be responsible.
“He’s so happy when he dances, so I knew from day one that we could achieve a lot of things,” she said.
Struggle: The word dyslexia is derived from Greek and means “difficulty with words.” People with dyslexia have problems with the underlying skills needed for reading, writing and spelling
Following: The Couple Are Currently Practicing The Rumba For This Week’s Show
Hamza added that he is “pigeon toes”, which influences his dancing on Strictly.
The pair are currently practicing the rumba for this week’s show.
‘We make sure it works and for a rumba it works quite well. But I haven’t seen the movie yet, I jump pretty easily with that sort of thing, I don’t have a television either,” he explained.
Excited|: He previously revealed his excitement to be on the hit show Strictly, saying he was “absolutely over the moon” to be a contestant
Candid: Hamza added that he is ‘pigeon toes’, which influences his dancing on Strict
He previously revealed his excitement to be on the hit show Strictly, saying that he was “absolutely over the moon” to be a contestant.
‘I am over the moon to participate in Strict 2022. Never in a million years did I think I’d be on such a cool show,” he said.
STRICTLY COME DANCE 2022: WHO ARE THE PARTICIPANTS?
Profession: Coronation Street star and presenter
Kym says: ‘I’m so glad they have this year! I’m a huge fan of the show and can’t believe I’m leaving home in my pajamas watching actual dancing in front of the judges in a glittery dress.”
Profession: radio host
Richie says: ‘This is a dream come true! I can’t wait to get into those glitters and sequins and swing across the most famous dance floor in the world!’
Profession: former athlete
Ellie says: “Being asked to be part of the Strictly family is just so exciting and I can’t wait, it’s going to be so much fun.”
Profession: radio dj
Tyler says: “It’s a show that means so much to me and my family and I can’t wait to seriously shake a leg on that shiny dance floor… with a sequin side.”
Ellie says: ‘Well, cover me in fake tan and roll me in sequins! I’m over the moon to be part of Strictly 2022!’
TONY ADAMS MBE
Profession: Retired football player and manager
Tony says: “To say I’m excited is an understatement – the temptation of the sequins and the call of the salsa makes me swap my battered old football boots for a set of Strictly Soft boots.”
Profession: EastEnders actor
James says: “I’m not known for my shimmy or my twinkling toes – in fact my kids regularly laugh at my dad dancing, but it’s an honor to be asked and I’m going to do my best.”
Profession: TV and radio channel
Helen says: ‘I’m really looking forward to throwing myself into a fun adventure. My family and friends have always loved the show and can’t wait for me to get started”
Will says: “I know it will be a huge challenge, but that’s what life is all about. This is also my mom’s favorite show and she’s been through some rough years, so I’m doing this for her too. Bring it on!’
Profession: Television host
Kaye says: “I said I wanted to make the last year of my fifties memorable and I can’t think of a better way to do that than show the world my two left feet. Pray for me!’
Jayde says, “I’ve been a huge fan of the show for years. I feel like I’m looking at myself in a dream and I can’t believe I manifested this.’
Matt says: “I’m retired, I come and work and then go back to America. I thought it’s time for me to come home and get out of my own way’
Mollie says: “I already know it’s going to be an experience of a lifetime and I can’t wait to meet the rest of the Strictly family I’ll be sharing it with.”
fleur says: “I’m just as nervous and excited to be part of this year’s Strictly lineup. I’m excited to learn new skills and want to soak up every moment of this magical experience.”
Professionaln: Wildlife cameraman and presenter
hamza says: “I’m over the moon to participate in Strictly 2022. Never in a million years did I think I’d be on such a cool show.”