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Leek Woman On Channel 4 Show

The first episode of a new programme looking at Britain’s low adult literacy rates airs tonight – and two of the stars are from North Staffordshire.

Tommy Dawkins, from Porthill, and Georgina Smith, from Leek, were teamed up for the show.

And they have become firm friends off-air too after Georgina – a dyslexic assessor tutor, offered support to Port Vale fan Tommy.

The show – hosted by former Great British Bake Off presenter Sandi Toksvig – brings together a group of adults as they try to overcome, with the help of professionals, the one thing that’s always held them back, as well as lifting the stigma around illiteracy.