"If you don't try, you'll end up like Willard" his teacher used to say to the rest of his classmates.
At the age of five years old, yet to be diagnosed with autism, Willard Wigan had had enough. He was fedup of being used as the example of failure. His teachers told him he'd never be able to read and called him 'Blackie'. So one day Willard ran away.
He ran to a lake and discovered a world of insects, dragonflies and ants and became obsessed with the 'Small World'.
After showing off an Ant...
Growing up in a poor area of South East London, Tom's life seemed written on the wall.
He was a scaffolder, labourer and was used to hard graft and long hours. But he dreamed of something different. To his friends amusement, he wanted to break out of life on the building site and start a career on stage.
Yet, it seems Tom had the last laugh. From humble beginnings he started appearing on TV and onstage as a comedian, eventually becoming the leading role, DI Sleet in BBC three comedy 'Murder...
Dougray Scott takes time out from his busy schedule in LA tom talk to Tamer about his life growing up and how he became shortlisted as the next James Bond.
Growing up in a poor Scottish community and not getting on well at school, it seemed as if Dougray was destined for a hard working life to make ends meet. His Parents encouraged him to get into a trade, but Dougray had his sights set on acting.
Despite the challenges of raising twins and going through divorce, he became a recognised...
Youtube star Aaron Crascall talks to Tamer about his rise to fame, the times he was bullied at school and how he was driven to the top of multi storey car park to take his own life.
Hear Aaron's touching moments as he breaks down in front of Tamer, remembering his Dad and facing the tough times in his life.
And discover the strength and resilience Aaron has to give a better start to his kids lives, while supporting his mother through her grief and his partner in parenting his three...
Behind the glossy pop star image, Lee Ryan has been through tougher times than you might expect.
Growing up in a deprived community in South East London, Ryan's freedom to roam sometimes meant he saw more than he should.
Like the time his friends Dad attempted to murder his daughter with a shotgun and then took his own life in the middle of the street, or the time his next door neighbour was found brutally murdered.
These traumas led to a complicated relationship with drugs and alcohol,...
Calum Best, son of the famous footballer George best talks to tamer about his struggle to find a relationship with his dad. Calum remembers how he had to learn quickly how to negotiate with his father's alcoholism in order to find a bond with his father.
In this heartfelt episode, we hear how Calum started drinking in his early teens to impress his father, dancing on tables with models as a teenager and fighting in pub brawls side by side with his Dad.
He reveals how painful his father's...
Ex-Footballer, coach and television presenter Jimmy Bullard meets Tamer to talk about his childhood and formative years.
He reveals how his Mum and Dad's support led him to achieve more than his skill alone could allow.He freely admits that if it weren't for his Dad's belief in him, he probably wouldn't have become a professional footballer.
It's a high bar to pass to his kids, who he also wants bro have the same fortunate start in life he enjoyed.
Jimmy looks back at the difficult times...
Grime sensation, author and Tv presenter Big Narstie talks to Tamer (Pop's as Big calls him) about growing up and breaking into becoming one of the biggest names in Grime.
Big explains how growing up poor in South Eat London provided challenges, how he met inspiration in a detention centre and found purpose that later led to great success. And of course, Big talks about CBD and his understanding of the benefits of Cannabis in pain relief and better living.
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Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh talks to Tamer about growing up in the deprived suburbs of Edinburgh, losing his Dad and going off the rails in his early twenties, beating heroine addiction to turn his life around and getting bored with living a 'normal' life.
After surviving a near fatal bus crash and an electric shock that left him unable to use his arm, he left a burgeoning DJ'ing career to pursue his love of writing.
His experiences gave birth to the infamous book and subsequent movie...