Episodes
Published 05/17/21
Published 05/17/21
Published 05/17/21
Published 05/17/21
Published 05/17/21
Daniel Howell is a name that 17 million people will know from being avid followers of his YouTube channel for the past 10 years. In the beginning, these followers were built tall from Dan’s comedian prowess… and no-one questioned it.  Several years into his success one person started to question where his humour came from and who he really was, and the person with those questions, was Dan. In the last few years Dan has bravely used his platform to air his struggles with his mental health...
Published 05/14/21
Leomie Anderson is an International Model, Spokesperson and Entrepreneur and on her podcast, she asks major names the questions that others are afraid to ask. Unapologetically different, Leomie created her brand LAPP to amplify the voices of young women across the world. On Role Model, you will hear her real conversation with big stars that will inspire you to follow your dreams. Role Model is a Somethin' Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 05/10/21
Livi Deane was diagnosed with retinoblastoma at 12 years old. A rare cancer of the eye, it is usually diagnosed in children under the age of 4 and after Livi went through 16 rounds of chemotherapy, the decision was taken to remove Livi’s eye at 14 years old.  At the time, Livi was only the second person in the UK to be diagnosed with this cancer over the age of five which means, at 23, the intricacies of her experience are even more memorable. Livi took to Instagram in 2019 to find her...
Published 04/30/21
In 2006, Sue Hunter’s life changed forever when she was diagnosed with HIV at the age of 47. At the time, her daughter was only 8 years old as she was urged to get a test after being alerted by her ex-partner that she may now carry this virus.  The man died two weeks later, and Sue was not only grieving someone close to her, but thought her life might end too in the very near future. After processing her diagnosis, Sue decided she wanted to make a change to dispel the stigma and false...
Published 04/16/21
Matt Haig released the Sunday Times bestseller Reasons To Stay Alive, back in 2015. Though Matt had written several successful novels prior to this release, 16 years after suffering a breakdown at the age of 24, Matt started writing about his own experiences with his mental health and how he has learned to enjoy life again since. It has sold over two million copies in the UK and been translated to over 40 languages, saving lives all over the world. Matt has continued to release best selling...
Published 03/19/21
Laura Whitmore sits down with Katie, the day after the release of her first book, ‘No One Can Change Your Life Except For You’. As one of the most loved faces on our screens, she’s become known for fronting shows like Love Island and I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here NOW, as well as her appearances on Celebrity Juice, Strictly Come Dancing, and countless red carpets. On top of all that, she’s carved out successful careers in acting and radio broadcasting too. In her new book, she looks back...
Published 03/05/21
Carole Baskin was one of the biggest break-out stars of 2020. Having devoted her life to the Big Cat Rescue animal sanctuary, she suddenly found herself at the centre of the cultural phenomenon of the year, as one of the stars of Netflix series Tiger King. On its release, it soon became clear to Carole that the series was not the ‘Blackfish for big cats’ that she signed up for, but rather a deep-dive into co-star Joe Exotic’s vendetta against her, and about her husband Don Lewis’...
Published 02/19/21
Katie sits down with singer, songwriter, DJ and all-round national treasure, Craig David MBE. Craig has had an incredible career. Soon after getting noticed by teaming up with Garage duo Artful Dodger, Craig became a huge hit in his own right. His debut single and album both went to number one when he was still just 19 years old, and the hit albums kept coming. After taking a break in the mid-noughties for a change of scenery, and a life of partying in Miami, Craig made his musical comeback...
Published 02/05/21
Just a few years ago, Dr Alex George would not have been a face that you’d have recognised, unless he’d treated you on the A&E wards. That all changed when he won the hearts of millions of fans in the 2018 series of Love Island. He may not have found love in the villa, but he became a much loved face on our screens, going on to use his fame to help spread awareness about mental health.    What makes Dr Alex particularly extraordinary is how he remained so positive during an extremely...
Published 01/22/21
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