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Educating Yorkshire’s Mushy shares emotional update 10 years later

Shola Lee

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Educating Yorkshire’s Mushy shares emotional update 10 years later

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4/@musharafasghar/Twitter

10 years after he captured the nation's hearts on Educating Yorkshire, Musharaf Asghar has shared a beautiful life update.

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The series, filmed in 2012 and released in 2013, saw Asghar, also known as Mushy, work with his teacher Mr. Burton to overcome the teen's stammer.

Mushy has suffered from a stammer since the age of five after he had a severe asthma attack. In 2016 he told the Mirror that all he remembered from the experience was fainting and being taken to hospital.

"Doctors said the stammer could be psychological. I think it could be the shock of the attack," he said.

Mushy worked hard on his stammer, with the help of Mr. Burton, who had been inspired to use music to coach Mushy for his GCSE oral exam, after seeing the Oscar-winning film The King's Speech.

The series finished with Mushy giving a belter of a final speech at his end-of-term assembly, and viewers across the nation were inspired by the emotional moment.

Since then, Mushy has graduated from university, sharing an update in March this year: "From sitting in the classroom and contemplating if life would ever accept me for having a stammer, to going to university and graduating. I can’t sum up in words how proud I am and how much my teachers changed my life. You can truly achieve anything you put your mind to!"

Mushy now makes YouTube videos about stammering and is a public speaker, and his journey continues to inspire others.

Now, reflecting on his journey since starring in the show, Mushy said: "For weeks I’ve contemplated my existence, trying to understand where I fit in the world. Today I woke up aged 26 realising how important my life is. 10 YEARS AGO I featured on Educating Yorkshire and life has been crazy. Thank you for the support throughout the years. God bless."

People were quick to share how inspired they were by the young lad, with one user saying: "God Bless you Mushy. You are a gift to the world and we are so grateful for you."

While another added: "Still remember how much you moved me on that show. Keep up the good work."

A third simply said: "Me too! Almost every student struggling with confidence looks at that and feels inspired."

And we have to agree, keep up the great work Mushy.

Topics: News, Education, Viral, Twitter

Shola Lee
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