Bake Off winner and author Nadiya Hussain talks about motherhood, the importance of speaking openly about her anxiety, how The Great British Bake Off changed her life and ‘Finding My Voice’ her new memoir. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Gail Porter is a TV presenter, writer, fitness enthusiast and is currently working on a BBC One documentary – Gail Porter Mental Health and Me. Following her involuntary section into hospital in 2011, Gail was motivated to write and speak about her mental health. She talks openly about unconditional love, how she was misled into having her naked bottom projected on the Houses of Parliament, losing her hair 15 years ago to alopecia and the importance of a support network around her. For...
A one off special, live in collaboration with Pantene, Katie talks to boxer and Vogue cover girl, Ramla Ali, and writer and transgender campaigner, Paris Lees. Ramla talks about boxing in secret for six years due to her family disagreeing with her being involved in the sport. Paris talks about what it was like growing up as a boy who knew she was female. They are later joined by MBE Errol Douglas and talk about how the power of hair connects them all. For information regarding your data...
Mother Pukka aka Anna Whitehouse is a writer, broadcaster, columnist, government advisor and the founder of Flex Appeal – a campaign to push flexible working for all. She talks to Katie about miscarrying in her daughter’s nursery and why she started campaigning for flexible working for everyone. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jason Vale also known as The Juice Master is an author, motivational speaker and lifestyle coach. He was a junk food addict, heavy smoker and prolific drinker. Jason had a chronic skin disease and severe asthma but transforming his diet, juicing and changing his lifestyle over 20 years ago, has turned his life around. Jason has devoted his time to help others, he’s sold over 6 million books, produced a ground breaking documentary ‘Super Juice Me! The Big Juice Experiment’. For information...
Giovanna Fletcher is a Sunday Times No.1 bestselling author, blogger and presenter. In this episode she opens up about motherhood, fitting into the world of social media, writing about her miscarriage for the first time and the importance of communication when dealing with her husband's depression (Tom Fletcher). For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Kris Hallenga was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer when she was just 23 years old. Within a few months following her diagnosis, she founded CoppaFeel! the breast cancer charity, to raise awareness, especially for young people, about the disease. Through her ingenuity and perseverance Kris has saved lives through CoppaFeel! She speaks openly about living with cancer over the last 10 years. Katie then talks with Carol Bremner, a dedicated nurse advisor in AXA PPP healthcare’s cancer care...
Journalist, author and runner Bella Mackie joins Katie to discuss how running saved her life. She openly speaks about her anxiety, intrusive thoughts, agoraphobia and how she’s turned her life around. Katie then speaks with Dr Mark Winwood, Director of Psychological Services at AXA PPP healthcare, who shares the ways people struggling with anxiety can help themselves. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
TV presenter Tim Lovejoy speaks honestly about losing his brother to cancer, who was only 37 years old. Tim talks about the bereavement he experienced and indirectly, how he became fascinated with food and nutrition. Katie then speaks with Jason Webb, a registered nurse who helped to set up AXA PPP Healthcare’s bereavement support service for members. Jason shares the ways he can help people going through a similar situation to Tim.
Louise Pentland is an author, vlogger, wife and mum of two. With over 2.4 million subscribers on her YouTube channel Louise redeveloped her brand to reflect her life as she matured. Louise vlogs about motherhood, providing advice, recommendations and her home birthing story. In this episode Louise talks about growing up with divorced parents, chopping and changing between multiple homes and schools from the age of seven. She speaks about her first marriage that broke down and how she’s found...
Bryony Gordon is an award winning journalist, author, podcaster and mental health campaigner. In this episode she speaks openly about working through her OCD and intrusive thoughts which became unbearable after a lengthy addiction to drugs and alcohol. Plus she chats about the importance of body acceptance and running marathons in her pants.
Fearne Cotton is a TV and radio presenter, author, podcaster, mother and all around creative force – from releasing her own clothing line and homeware range to developing and curating the Happy Place Festival. Fearne speaks honestly about lazy journalism, her relationship with social media, and who she is compared to how people may perceive her.
Elliot Rentz is a high profile make-up artist, fashion designer and is also known as the drag artist Alexis Stone. He creates unbelievable celebrity transformations of big names such as Madonna, Adele and Kim Kardashian.
Over the past 9 months Elliot collaborated with Oscar award winning special effects artist David Marti to fake his own plastic surgery. For over 2 months Elliot tricked his 800K followers to believe he had a new face. During this project Elliot was faced with the most vile...
Madeleine Shaw is an author, nutritional therapist and mother and whilst her website and Instagram look glossy and perfect Madeleine has not always had a healthy relationship with food. She faced difficulties in her life which lead to disordered eating. In this episode Madeleine speaks about her transition to become a better version of herself and shares some great advice from nutrition, a positive mindset towards food and creating healthy boundaries on social media.
During a summer volunteering in Zanzibar Katie Gee, who was only 18 years old at the time, was the victim of a vicious acid attack. She speaks openly about the evening that changed her life, how she’s processed the effects of the attack and her recent social media campaign celebrating body diversity #SettingTheStandard.
EJ Osborne is a talented woodworker and BBC presenter on Money for Nothing. In this episode he shares his trans journey and how he finally opened up to his wife and family at the age of thirty nine. EJ speaks with humour and honesty about his incredible story.
George Shelley is a presenter, actor and musician who quickly rose to fame with his band Union J. In this episode he speaks openly to Katie about struggling with his sexuality, mental health issues and dealing with grief after the tragic death of his sister in 2017.
Recorded live at the Twinings - Here for You event in London, in this episode Katie is speaking with John Spence.
John grew up without knowing he was dyslexic, had ADHD and Mearse-Irlen Syndrome. He wasn’t diagnosed until he was thirty four years old and had not read a book up until that point. Having his confidence shattered in school as a child hasn’t held him back. John shares his extraordinary story of resilience, determination and positivity.
Zoe Sugg is a trailblazing online entrepreneur who began vlogging on YouTube at nineteen-years-old. She built her hugely successful brand Zoella which has accumulated over 11 million subscribers on her YouTube channel alone. Zoe tells Katie about her anxiety journey she’s faced, the blurred boundaries for keeping parts of her life private and how the internet can allow people to operate without empathy.
Katie returns with reality TV star Debbie Douglas who tells all about her incredible history as a foster parent. Over three decades she's fostered hundreds of children as well as raising a close family. The TOWIE star gives a little inspiration for anyone considering fostering. hear more from Debbie in podcast series The Brights
Kellie Maloney tells Katie how she went from being boxing promoter Frank Maloney, to Kellie - the true version of her self
Becky O'Brien stunned the country with her performance and personality on Britain's Got Talent - and she did this despite being the victim of horrific domestic abuse. She tells Katie her story and what makes her tick.
Jonny Benjamin tells Katie how he was talked down from a suicide attempt on Waterloo Bridge, and how he and the stranger who helped him now dedicate their lives to helping others.
Katie talks to model and activist Kelly Knox who has built an amazing career despite being born without a forearm. Kelly speaks about using the platform she has gained to use her voice for good
Learning how cope with a near death experience in her teens, Hayley Doyle tells Katie her inspiring story.