Lord Of The Rings hunk Orlando Bloom used to be teased mercilessly at school - thanks to his love of chocolate.

The British actor - who is currently dating Blue Crush beauty KATE BOSWORTH - found it hard to fit in during his younger years and says his learning difficulties made life even harder.

He explains, "I was a porker. I'd eat lots of biscuits and chocolate bars. The team sports we had at school never worked for me.

"I was also teased because I couldn't spell. I'm still mildly dyslexic."

12/03/2004 17:14