Episodes
Dust off your tiara and slip into your finery because this week we are joined by Downton Abbey’s Lady Mary herself, Michelle Dockery! As a ‘Downton Abbey’ obsessive (I mean those savage Maggie Smith one-liners give me life), I have wanted to talk to Michelle for the longest time, so I am so excited that we are talking to her this week. We take her journey to the big screen all the way back to the beginning… After growing up in Romford, Essex Michelle started her career in theatre -...
Published 05/17/22
The Drag Queen with the cheek, the nerve, the gall, the audacity and all the gumption, Tayce is here to start your engines in this week’s episode of Reign. This has to be one of the most chaotic, hilarious and joyful episodes to date so I hope your cheeks are aching from smiling and laughing, like mine were by the end of this episode. After finding his taste for performance putting on shows for his family - and basically anyone who would watch - in his hometown of Newport in Wales, Tayce...
Published 05/10/22
Published 05/10/22
If you have just listened to our epic episode with Callum Scott Howells and loved It’s A Sin as much as I did, this episode dives into the issues raised in both. Today we are joined by two incredible and inspirational people who have been directly impacted by HIV: Jill Nalder who It’s A Sin’s character, Jill, is based on and Eugene Lynch who was diagnosed with HIV in 2013 and is now a Senior Positive Voices Coordinator at the Terrence Higgins Trust. In case you haven’t watched It’s A Sin yet...
Published 05/05/22
Hold on to your tissues because you might shed happy and sad tears because in today's episode we are joined by the star of It’s A Sin, Callum Scott Howells! ***And before we go any further, if you haven’t watched It’s A Sin yet, be warned there are serious plot spoilers in this episode*** It’s A Sin - which is nominated for a whopping 11 awards at this year’s Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards - is the definition of a game changing show. Created by the iconic, Russel T Davies...
Published 05/03/22
‘Sabrina’ fans, ‘Mad Men’ fans, and fans of a great convo, prepare yourselves because in this week’s episode we are joined by Kiernan Shipka. To say Kiernan Shipka started acting early would be an understatement. She made her acting debut as a baby on ‘ER’ before going on to win the role of the sassy Sally Draper at just eight years old in the iconic show about the 1960s world of advertising, ‘Mad Men’. (If you missed it the first time around, it's on Netflix now!). Kiernan starred opposite...
Published 04/26/22
Can you hear Lady Whistledown’s quill quivering? Because this week we are joined by Bridgerton’s leading lady, Simone Ashley! Simone first hit our screens in 2019 when she took on the role of Olivia, a key member of Ruby’s Untouchables clique in the hit Netflix show, ‘Sex Education’ where she starred alongside Reign favoruite, Aimee Lou Wood (scroll back to episode three to listen to her epic episode) and featured in that now iconic bus scene. But Simone truly hit the big time this year...
Published 04/19/22
This week we are joined by one of my faves, actress Lucy Boynton! Believe it or not, Lucy started acting at the age of 12 alongside Renée Zellweger as a young Beatrix Potter in ‘Miss Potter’ - god, that film made me sob, YOU? She then went on to star in Kenneth Brannagh’s reboot of Poirot, ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ next to Judi Dench, Olivia Colman, and Michelle Pfieffer. She then stole the scene as Astrid in my fave Netflix show, ‘The Politican’ next to Gwyneth Paltrow, and played the...
Published 04/12/22
Get ready to hear from the epic actress-turned-philosopher (I am not joking - she is beyond wise about life), Mackenzie Davis! Mackenzie’s CV is dripping in credits, having starred in the huge blockbuster franchises The Terminator and Blade Runner next to Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, respectively. She also starred in the blockbuster hit, The Martian next to Matt Damon, and stole the show in cult hits like The Happiest Season, where she played the girlfriend of...
Published 04/05/22
I am BEYOND excited for you to hear this week’s episode with quadruple threat, Nicôle Lecky, who not only stars in the BBC hit show, Mood, she also wrote the script, wrote the songs and sings them too. The show which truly is like nothing you have ever seen before, and it’s based on her 2019 one woman theatre show, Superhoe which received incredible reviews at The Royal Court in London. Mood is a drama-musical that explores Only Fans culture and sex work through the main character, Sasha...
Published 03/29/22
Outlander fans prepare yourselves as this week we are joined by the show’s star, Sophie Skelton! If you aren’t one of the MANY Outlander Fans already, it is part period drama, a little sci-fi, with some time travelling, and there is some seriously hot and heavy romance, too - wink wink! The hit show follows Claire Randall - played by Caitrona Balfe - a World War Two nurse who time travels back to Scotland in the 1700s where she meets a HOT AF highland warrior, Jamie played by Sam Heaghan,...
Published 03/22/22
After a little mini break we are BACK BABES with some super empowering episodes for YOU! This week is all about shutting down your imposter syndrome and learning to be a little more present, as I am joined by the star of my new fave TV show, The Gilded Age: it’s Louisa Jacobson. If you haven’t watched The Gilded Age yet (new episodes drop every Tuesday on Sky Atlantic and NowTV), it follows Louisa’s character, Marian Brook, a rural gal who moves to New York after her father's death to live...
Published 03/15/22
This week’s episode has it all: from tears to laughter as I am joined by the King of Joy and Strictly Come Dancing pro, Johannes Radebe. Born in the township Zamdela Sasolburg, South Africa, Johannes started dancing when he was 7, after discovering a love for sequins - who can blame him?! Johannes hit the big time on the dance floor after appearing on the debut season of South Africa’s Dancing with The Stars. From there, he headed to the UK in 2018 to feature in the pro line up for...
Published 01/18/22
This week’s episode is all about embracing and being empowered by the ‘f**k you moments’ in our lives as I am joined by Hollywood goddess, Diane Kruger! Diane has became one of our most respected actresses since breaking out as Helen of Troy in Troy (alongside Brad Pitt’s stunning bob), before going on to star in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, and later winning the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival for In The Fade, where she played a woman widowed following a...
Published 01/11/22
HAPPY NEW YEAR BABES! I am back with a brand new series which hopefully will inspire you to start the new year by looking after yourself and your mental health, and in this episode Emily In Paris star Lucas Bravo joins me to motivate you. Lucas Bravo first got pulses racing when he landed on our screens playing Gabriel in the hit Netflix show back in 2020. In case you aren’t familiar with the show - FIRSTLY, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?! - it follows social media exec Emily (played by the first...
Published 01/04/22
I am beside myself because we are joined by real life royalty… well almost… on this special episode, it’s the OG queen from Netflix’s The Crown, Claire Foy! I have been OBSESSED with Claire since she played my all-time favourite queen, Anne Boleyn in the BBC adaption of Wolf Hall but it was her iconic turn as Elizabeth II in The Crown that made her an international star. After starring in the first two seasons alongside previous Reign guest, Vanessa Kirby, Claire went on to win two...
Published 12/21/21
Don’t say I don’t treat you to an audience with real life queens on this podcast because this week I have dropped three special episodes of Reign with the finalists of Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK 2021! And for our final special episode we are joined by the fashion queen with the name to match, Krystal Versace! Krystal started doing drag at just 17 years-old, and now at still only 19, she finds herself as a finalist in Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK. And what a series it’s been for Krystal after multiple...
Published 11/25/21
(Drag) QUEENS your engines must be well and truly revved this week because I am dropping three special episodes with the finalists of Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK 2021! And for our second helping of camp we are joined by the drag beast from the east, it's Ella Vaday. Ella Vaday is the desperate housewife of Dagenham and your local yummy mummy who was created by West End star Nick Collier just over two years ago after he featured in The Book of Morman and Wicked. Now Ella finds herself as a...
Published 11/24/21
(Drag) QUEENS start your engines because I am dropping three special episodes with the finalists of Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK 2021 today and we are starting with the queen of the huns, Kitty Scott-Claus! And this queen has a ‘alot alot’ of impressions SO get ready to hear the GC, Cilla Black and even a bit of Princess Diana. Honestly my face ached from laughing after recording this episode! Kitty’s drag journey kicked off when she was growing up in Birmingham, and after going to Drama School to...
Published 11/23/21
People of the world! Spice Up Your Life! Because Melanie C is the today's guest on Reign! We celebrate 25 years of the Spice Girls, and I think I have been her number one fan for that long! I can still remember my playground Spice Girls renditions with my other four spices - unfortunately I didn’t quite have the vocal range. The Spice Girls not only sold over 100 million records worldwide with they huge hits, but in a world where men still dominated our culture - especially in music -...
Published 11/16/21
Liar, Downton Abbey and Angela Black star, Joanne Froggatt joins me for this episode of Reign! Is there a TV show we haven’t been obsessed with which stars Joanne? The answer is NO! Since her breakout role playing the troubled teen Zoe in Coronation Street back in the late 90s, Joanne has become one of the most in demand TV actresses. The game changer in her career? Starring as Anna in Downton Abbey for six seasons and two movies, which made her a Golden Globe award winner and three-time...
Published 11/09/21
Get ready to have Ellie Goulding’s vast array of bangers stuck in your head because the pop queen herself joins me for the latest episode of Reign! Ellie first burst onto the music scene back in 2009 and since then she’s released such hits as Burn, How Long Will I Love You and Love me Like You Do, which hit the number one spot in 70 countries. And because we love FACTS on this podcast - strap yourself in for more - Ellie has also secured three UK number one singles, three UK number one...
Published 11/02/21
Get ready for some screaming (literally) because Queen Addison Rae joins me for the latest episode of Reign! Last week I had the pleasure of sitting down with Addison Rae in front of a live audience in the middle of an incredible event with Pandora ME - which Addison is the face of. It was such an epic night and it was a 'pinch me' moment to chat to Addison in front of hundreds of people. I am so excited to be able to bring you this episode from the event - it was LIVELY! If you aren’t...
Published 10/25/21
It’s getting HORNY - literally - as Lucifer star Tom Ellis joins me for the latest episode of Reign. We have a king in the realm! Tom first hit our screens playing Gary in Miranda (who else was absolutely obsessed with the show?) before he made people across the world thirsty AF playing the title character in Lucifer. If you aren’t familiar with the show - then get yourself on Netflix pronto - as it follows Lucifer, who after getting a touch bored in hell, abandons his throne and retires...
Published 10/19/21
Talking to Queen Gabrielle Union - let's just call this her coronation - is like stepping into an incubator of empowerment - so get ready for this epic new episode of Reign with Josh Smith. Like me, I’m sure many of you will have first fallen in love with Gabrielle when she played the cheerleader Isis in Bring It On. I said, ‘brr... It's cold in here! There must be some Clovers in the at-mos-phere!’ She then went on to star in the likes of Bad Boys II, Being Mary Jane, and LA’s Finest. ...
Published 10/12/21