Chris Kamara has turned to hypnosis to beat speech problems

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Chris Kamara has turned to hypnosis in an attempt to cure his speech problems credit:Bang Showbiz
Chris Kamara has turned to hypnosis in an attempt to cure his speech problems credit:Bang Showbiz

Chris Kamara has turned to hypnosis in a bid to combat his speech problems.

The 64-year-old pundit left his role on Sky Sports' 'Soccer Saturday' earlier this year after developing apraxia, a neurological condition that leaves sufferers struggling to get their words out.

'Kammy' - who has now launched a football podcast for the BBC with Ben Shepherd - is trying to find a cure and has embraced hypnotherapy.

The Leeds-based hypnotherapist Daniel McDermid has been treating Kamara and described the beloved pundit as an "inspiration".

Daniel tweeted: "It's been an absolute pleasure helping you and being part of your treatment Kammy.

"You're one of life's genuine gentlemen and an inspiration to so many. You're doing great and truly deserve every success."

Chris replied: "Thanks Daniel. You have given me great confidence."

The broadcaster featured as a commentator on the ITV series 'The Games' earlier this year and revealed that he had offered to quit the show following his diagnosis.

Kamara said: "Thankfully I’m on the mend. I did offer to quit but ITV wouldn’t have it, any way shape or form.

But I’d like to thank them for that. They brought in Simon Brotherton to work alongside me in the commentary box, which will be great.

"Simon and I have known each other for a long time. We did Five Live back in 1998 together, when I first started broadcasting. I know Simon and I know how brilliant he is."

Chris also thanked ITV for their support during the difficult time.

He added: "I'd just like to say thanks to ITV and to everyone who has been so supportive. They've been incredible, really."