Episodes
Writer and podcast chart-topping sensation, Elizabeth Day is Katie's guest this week. On her podcast ‘How To Fail’, Elizabeth meets guests ranging from Phoebe Waller Bridge to Alistair Campbell to Lily Allen, breaking down how they’ve learned from their personal failures. The podcast led to her Sunday Times bestseller book, also called How To Fail, and in October she released her latest book ‘Failosophy: a handbook for when things go wrong’. As we move into a year where things will continue...
Published 01/08/21
Paloma Faith is one of life’s grafters. Having worked since she was just 14, in jobs ranging from retail to a magician’s assistant, Paloma has worked her way up to becoming the BRIT Award-winning Popstar that we know and love today. She now has five top-ten albums under her belt, including her brand new release ‘Infinite Things’, which she engineered and recorded herself from home during the pandemic. Paloma and Katie talk work ethics, learning to be confident, and about the lessons that...
Published 11/27/20
Former doctor, and author of 'This Is Going To Hurt' Adam Kay is this week’s guest. After six years in the medical profession, Adam moved on to a career in writing, and in response to the 2015 junior doctors contract dispute, turned his medical journals into what became a Sunday Times bestseller. 'This Is Going To Hurt' sold an incredible 2.5 million copies, making it the bestselling nonfiction title of the decade. His stories are now being adapted into a BBC drama, starring Ben Whishaw. In...
Published 11/13/20
It's the second and final part of celebrating two years of Katie Piper’s Extraordinary People! We've been taking a look back at some particularly special moments with some truly inspirational guests. In this episode, writer Bella Mackie explains how she deals with her anxiety, the late presenter EJ Osbourne opens up about coming out as transgender, Jameela Jamil shares her experiences of staying resilient in the face of media scrutiny, and recovering addict DJ Fat Tony discusses the 'rise,...
Published 10/30/20
It’s officially two years of Katie Piper’s Extraordinary People! In that time, over fifty incredible guests have opened up about their personal journey, with their stories involving anything from trauma, to recovery, to success. As this year has been so difficult for so many, we wanted to look back at the moments that left us feeling uplifted and inspired. In this episode, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill shares how her athletics background has helped her face other challenges in life, Manchester...
Published 10/16/20
Nikki Lilly is an award-winning presenter and vlogger, with an Emmy, a BAFTA and over one million YouTube subscribers to her name. She’s presented several of her own CBBC shows, and even has a book on the way 'Come on Life'. It’s a phenomenal set of achievements, made even more amazing by the fact that she’s only 16 years old. It’s what Nikki gives back that makes her truly inspiring. As a child, she displayed symptoms of what was later diagnosed as Arteriovenous Malformation. She’s endured...
Published 10/02/20
TV presenter, journalist and writer Andrea McLean is also a much-loved panellist on Loose Women, who we're used to hearing open up about her personal life and experiences. However, when Andrea experienced a breakdown, she kept it private from the public - until now. Ahead of the release of her book ’This Girl Is On Fire’, detailing the cause and aftermath of her struggles, Andrea shares her story.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 09/18/20
Actress, activist, TV presenter, writer and self-proclaimed ‘feminist-in-progress’, Jameela Jamil, opens up about how she overcame trauma at various stages of her life, now using her platform to amplify the voices of others via her I Weigh movement. In this incredibly frank conversation she shares how her ‘high hopes, low expectations’ mentality took her from being a television presenter in the UK, to becoming the star of the hit US sitcom The Good Place. She’s certainly lived...
Published 09/04/20
Stephanie Yeboah is an author, public speaker, and role model for so many. Over the past 11 years, she's built up an online following as an advocate for self-love, whilst sharing her honest, and sometimes brutal experiences as a plus-size black woman. Katie and Stephanie catch up ahead of the release of Stephanie’s debut book ‘Fattily Ever After: A Black Fat Girls’ Guide to Living Life Unapologetically’, discussing the ‘acceptable fat’ shape, how brands could improve their diversity and...
Published 08/21/20
Hey Katie Piper fans! Here's a show we think you'll like from our friends at 3Uncanny4..... The Passion Economy! In the clip for this episode: Damali tells Adam about her “aha moment” The moment she realizes she wasn’t using 100% of her skills and passions in her current 9-5 job in banking and details how exactly she was able to identify her unique set of passions and interests that fueled her to quit her job, and create her own business where she was able to truly do what she loves.  ...
Published 08/15/20
In partnership with Priority on O2, Katie is joined by Mr Good Vibes, Vex King. Author of Good Vibes, Good Life, Vex inspires people all around the world with his #GoodVibesOnly mantra, which started from a Twitter trend and became a global movement. But it hasn't always been easy. In this very personal chat, Vex shares how he overcame rough beginnings and a suicide attempt to become a lifestyle entrepreneur, mind coach and international bestselling writer.   See acast.com/privacy for...
Published 08/07/20
DJ Fat Tony is one of the most in-demand DJs on the planet. Over the course of his incredible career, he’s worked with the likes of Prince, Madonna, The Beckhams, Jay Z, Elton John to name just a few! However, he says his career only truly began when he overcame his demons – from enduring three years of sexual abuse as a child, to facing 28 years of drug addiction. Tony opens up about how he survived his struggles, and shares how an international DJ copes in lockdown, when all the clubs are...
Published 07/24/20
RuPaul’s Drag Race judge, broadcaster, performer, mother and wife, Michelle Visage, is chatting to Katie from across the pond. Michelle opens up about her truly extraordinary life; from her adoption, to finding her biological mother, growing up as a voguing legend in New York City (befriending RuPaul along the way)! Katie and Michelle also share stories from their turns on Strictly Come Dancing, and their highs and lows during lockdown.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out...
Published 07/10/20
On the 22nd May 2017, 14 year old Freya Lewis joined her best friend Nell to see their favourite popstar, Ariana Grande, perform live at the Manchester Arena. Then, as they made their way home, Freya was just ten meters away when a terrorist detonated the bomb which would take 22 lives, including Nell’s. After recovering from 29 separate injuries, Freya went on to raise over £60,000 for the hospital which took care of her, as well as writing a book, telling her story. Now 17 years old, Freya...
Published 06/26/20
Busted bass player, Matt Willis, started the band at 21 years-old. With two BRIT Awards and two studio albums to his name, Matt’s fast-paced life in Busted left him in a bad place after the band's difficult split. He went on to become a star of the stage and screen, including winning I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! Matt opens up about facing addiction, why he’s loves being in the band all over again, and how he’s now settled down (but struggles with homeschooling in lockdown!).   See...
Published 06/12/20
Fresh from winning Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins, Leon Rolle, aka Locksmith Rudimental shares all on how brutal the show truly is, and reveals the secret item he sneaked in with him. Katie caught up with Leon back in April before the series had come to an end on television. Leon also speaks openly about his self-discovery, self-belief, how music and Rudimental saved his life and his original ambition to become a professional footballer.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out...
Published 05/29/20
Julia Samuel MBE is an author and leading psychologist, she's helped many, many bereaved parents through the tragedy of losing a child. Julia spent 23 years at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, with her experiences, leading her to launch the charity Child Bereavement UK.  Julia was a close confidante of Diana, Princess of Wales, who was a big supporter of the charity, and she remains close to Prince William and his family today. Julia’s now the one answering the questions, sharing her...
Published 05/15/20
Recorded during lockdown in their homes, Katie speaks with chef, entrepreneur, novelist and TV star Prue Leith, who is video-calling from her home in the English countryside. Prue has been at the top of the British food scene for decades, opening her own restaurant Leith's in 1969 that led to a Michelin Star, then in 1975 she founded the Leith's School of Food and Wine, which has trained some of the UKs top chefs. Prue is no stranger to television having spent years critiquing food on The...
Published 05/01/20
Hi Katie Piper fans, we've made a show we think you'll like.... Fertility doctor Jan Karbaat was renowned for getting amazing results. Women who were desperate for children would visit him at his Rotterdam clinic and leave pregnant. But when the clinic closed, rumours began about the methods Karbaat used to achieve his success. The children conceived at the clinic - the Karbaat Kids - began asking difficult questions about what happened to their mothers.  What happened in Dr Karbaat’s...
Published 03/27/20
Ex-Eastenders actress, and reigning Queen of I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, Jacqueline Jossa discusses life in the jungle, dealing with internet trolls, and the struggles she faced in her early days as Lauren Branning on Eastenders. The two also discuss motherhood and sharing their experiences with postpartum hair loss. This episode is recorded in partnership with the NEW Pantene Pro-V Miracles Grow Strong range. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Published 03/20/20
Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Kevin Clifton speaks with Katie about the struggles he has faced in the past; how he lacks confidence, dealing with depression and how he became disillusioned with dance. Kevin speaks openly about life in the spotlight and how he manages to balance his life, not putting all his eggs in one basket.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Published 02/28/20
Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill speak to Katie about how she deals with negative thoughts, balancing motherhood alongside being a professional athlete and how she became the best in the world at the seven disciplines that make up the heptathlon.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Published 02/14/20
Jason Fox served in the Special Forces for 20 years, dealing with many traumatic experiences – but also living for his work. After two decades he was told to leave the military services, due to suffering from PTSD and depression. He has since become a world-renowned TV presenter and author, having presented ‘SAS: Who Dares Wins’ amongst so much more. In this episode he talks about the rigours of working in the military, dealing with PTSD, and life after having his dream job (and all he knew)...
Published 01/10/20
Jono Lancaster has overcome a huge amount of adversity from the minute he was born. He has Treacher Collins Syndrome and experienced bullying for the way he looked, resulting in a life of self-loathing for 20 years. He has since founded his own foundation, ‘Love Me, Love My Face’ and Jono says the power of meeting other people and hearing about their journeys has helped to motivate him. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Published 12/20/19