Musharaf Asghar’s true age as a former star and student on Educating Yorkshire startled many.
The former Channel 4 star has turned 27, which means that 11 years have gone since he captured the hearts of the country on the famous docuseries.
Viewers watched as Mushy’s inspiring teacher My Burton suggested that he practise his lines for his GCSE English oral test while listening to music.
Mushy, who had trouble connecting with his instructors and fellow pupils, was able to talk clearly without stammering thanks to the tactic, which was inspired by the renowned film The King’s Speech.
Reflecting on Educating Yorkshire on his birthday, Mushy wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter: ‘Today I turn 27 YEARS OLD. Which means 11 YEARS AGO I was on Educating Yorkshire.
‘I am so fortunate to live life sharing the power of teachers. I am proud to be someone who stammers, something one teacher helped me to accept in the classroom.
Today I turn 27 YEARS OLD. Which means 11 YEARS AGO I was on Educating Yorkshire. I am so fortunate to live life sharing the power of teachers. I am proud to be someone who stammers, something one teacher helped me to accept in the classroom. Thank you to everyone for the… pic.twitter.com/1ofqvGRO81
— Mushy (@MusharafAsghar) September 18, 2023
‘Thank you to everyone for the continuous support #EducatingYorkshire #PowerOfTeaching #ThankYou.’
Fans were shocked by how many years had passed, with one remarking: ‘Can’t believe that was 11 years ago.’
‘Happy Birthday. I can’t believe that was 11 years ago,’ another added.
Others couldn’t get over the fact Mushy was now in his late 20s, with one shocked fan commenting: ’27… WHAT! Feels like yesterday watching you on TV.’
A fourth penned: ‘Stop you make me feel old.’
Mushy reconnected with Mr Burton on Good Morning Britain in September, and his former teacher said he was ‘incredibly proud’ of his achievements.
Mr Burton said: ‘When you get into teaching you want to make a positive difference every day. I’m sitting here listening to him talking and I’m incredibly proud of the young man he is.’
He went on to say that they were ‘fortunate’ Mushy’s incredible achievement was caught on camera for the documentary, but things like this ‘happen in classrooms every single day.’
Mushy, meanwhile, had said he would ‘not be here without the support I got in school’ and thanked Mr Burton for teaching him to ’embrace who I truly was.’
Mushy, a graduate of broadcast journalism, currently works as a journalist and keynote speaker.
Educating Yorkshire was the second season of the Channel 4 Educating franchise, following the Bafta-winning series Educating Essex.
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