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TV host jay leaves He has spoken of learning to read at the age of 51, saying it has “opened up a lot of opportunities for him”.

Blades is perhaps best known for presenting the BBC Program repair shop, and mentioned that his limited literacy has not had much of an impact on his life.

Your journey in learning to read will be documented in a single bbc one film, jay sheets: Learning to read at 51.

Speaking to the PA news agency about how trying to read works for him, he said: “What I see is that it’s like having an ant book.

“So the letters are all ants, and they keep moving. So try to hold them down.

“It’s crazy, I tell you. And it gives you a headache because imagine trying to see something that is constantly moving.”

blades He added that “too much confidence and too much naivete” had meant that he hadn’t been too impacted by his career, or embarrassed by it.

He said: “It’s like not everyone is a David Beckham, not everyone can kick the ball into the back of the net. It just doesn’t work like that.

“Some of us can’t do these things. It hasn’t impacted (my life) that much.”

READ MORE: Jay Blades of The Repair Shop on his memoir, Making It, and how he repaired his own life

Further, blades he wanted to use the film to inspire others in his position.

“(Reading means) more opportunities for me. Anything is possible,” he said.

“Look six years ago, I was at rock bottom, and then being where I am six years later… having a TV documentary, being on a very successful show.

“It’s crazy. It’s possible. It really is possible.

“No matter where you are in your life, no matter what you think you can’t achieve, there are some people who are ready to support you.”

Jay Blades: Learning to Read at 51 airs on BBC One on Wednesday 26 January

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