Saturday night telly, sports coverage and breakfast on Good Morning Britain, Ben Shephard has truly done it all.
He tells Gabby about his current training plan and remembers turning up to a dance audition in a pair of dirty rugby shorts. He also considers what makes a happy, long-lasting marriage.
Gabby and Ben are also joined by the mentor, coach and charity fundraiser Ivan Hollingsworth - one of 25 inspiring people from Ben's forthcoming book 'Humble Heroes.'
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A stalwart of the stand-up circuit and renowned actor, Kerry Godliman has a CV that many would envy.
Kerry tells Gabby about how doing stand-up can feel like having a superpower. She talks about being comfortable in her skin as a mid-life performer, and about losing the ‘bolshy’ approach with which she manoeuvred the male-dominated world of comedy in the 1990’s.
Gabby is also joined by Dr Julia Jones. A self described 'smart-wellness' expert, Dr Julia practises a number of bio-hacks in order...
He’s been on our screens since 1998, and Presenter Vernon Kay is still keeping us company.
Vernon tells Gabby how he found himself on TV after an initial modelling career. They discuss the highs and lows of the digital age, how he first came to know about the menopause whilst he was working as a school caretaker and how ‘contentment’ could be the ultimate goal.
Gabby and Vernon are also joined by James Boardman a.k.a. ’The Man Coach’ - a former Sergeant Royal Marine Commando who strives to...
Having been a regular on our screen for so many years, Kate Silverton has achieved the thing so many of us are scared to do: change career in midlife. Gabby and Kate discuss the sense of purpose she now has from her new job, having children later in life and the value of compassion in parenting.
Gabby is also joined by Dr Sara Matthews to discuss the menopause, HRT, and what is being done to break down the stigma that surrounds them.
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With a career that spans nearly 4 decades, Jo Whiley has many stories to share.
Gabby and Jo discuss how her love of music led her to an incredible career and also a marriage that has lasted over 30 years, plus they talk about how she tackled the negative reporting around her BBC Drivetime show and how her sister has always kept her grounded.
Gabby is also joined by Kate Rowe-Ham a menopause coach and founder of @owningyourmenopause, to speak about the importance of exercise.
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After spending 12 years in prison for crimes he did not commit, presenter and British broadcast journalist Raphael Rowe has since paved a way for himself and reclaimed his life by dedicating his career to shining a light on the prison system and miscarriages of justice.
Gabby and Raphael discuss how prison made him the man he is today, how he remained focussed and determined during his time in prison as well as what it has been like building relationships, raising a family and learning to...
Getting out of her comfort zone is less and less appealing for author and television producer Jane Fallon; she is much happier doing the things that make her happy. Gabby and Jane discuss the stigma around the menopause, her journey into published written work and how that her career in television has allowed her to write such gripping books.
Jane Fallon is well known for being a producer on BBC's Eastenders, and more recently for her super toned arms along with her array of incredible...
As he gets and older, and possibly wiser (which he debates), award-winning comedian, actor, writer, television presenter and author, Matt Lucas reflects on how his father's death at the age of 52 inspired him on to embark on a weight loss journey, how his friendships have ebbed and flowed over the years as well as the twists and turns of his career that have lead him to where he is today.
Matt is best known for his work on BBC sketch comedy series Little Britain and Come Fly With Me, as well...
The Midpoint is back and in this very special episode, we’re starting with a story close to Gabby’s heart. In a series of candid conversations between Gabby and her husband Kenny, together they chart his journey with prostate cancer.
From shocking diagnosis to surgery finally, recovery, you'll join them at each stage hearing the pre-op jitters, the challenges faced afterwards and the answer to that critical question: how's the sex life?
On the way, they meet Kenny's consultant Urologist,...
After humble beginngs in Northern Ireland and difficulty at school, Colin Murray's success was not a given. But his driving work ethic, intelligence and passion have delivered him to dizzying heights. Throughout the 1990's he slid from the news room into music journalism, eventually finding himself on BBC Radio 1, where he broadcast to the nation for a decade. In 2003, he jumped onto our screens as one of the hosts of the breakfast show RI:SE on Channel 4 and, over time, became one of the...
Martin Lewis. A man who spent a lifetime championing the consumer. As a financial journalist, he started a newsletter which grew and grew into the behemoth that is MoneySavingExpert.com. In 2012 he sold it for a purported £87 million, which makes Martin a very wealthy man; yet his passion for taking on the underdog and fighting for consumer rights has not dimmed. A joyful and energetic man with a passion for his work and his family, but how have his achievements shaped his midlife? Could he...
Mary Portas is not afraid of change and is never short of new ideas. An innovative bussiness woman, she transformed Harvey Nichols into a global fashion brand in the 90's and has graced our screens and our bookshelves in the two decades since. She's advised governments and developed clothing lines of her own. But now, at 61, how does she feel about the Mary underneath all of this? Is she afraid of slowing down? Or does parenting Horatio, who's just 9 years old, keep her feeling energised?...
Patrice Evra, a hero to many both on and off the pitch. Described as the best left-back in Europe by Fergie, for years his leadership and passion helped bring Manchester United and the French national team to cup glory. But Patrice has battled through poverty, sexual abuse and homelessness to get to where he is. Now, at nearly 41, Patrice reflects on the boy he left behind and the man he has become. We also hear from Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, who helps us understand how to switch off and...
Charlene White is best known for presenting ITV News and making us laugh on Loose Women. This week she reveals some of the things she wishes she'd known about earlier. Together they explore the missed signs and signals of her mum’s menopause, what it’s like to parent younger children as we slow down in midlife, and temping her parent’s expectations when she had a family later than they would have liked. Gabby is also joined by Dr Dawn from Embarrassing Bodies who tells us the tell-tale of...
Tamzin Outhwaite may be best known for her role as Mel Owen on EastEnders but has never been defined by it. Her work ethic and strength of character has led her to pull focus on so many shows - Red Cap, Hustle, Hotel Babylon, The Fixer, Silent Witness, Law & Order UK, the list goes on. Away from the studios, she’s also graced the stage, performing in Grease, Oliver, Stepping out and, of course, Sweet Charity. In this episode Gabby and Tamzin discuss their meeting in the most unlikely of...
In 2001 Will Young was crowned winner of Pop Idol. His debut single ‘Evergreen’ became the fastest selling in UK history and he became a star overnight. After eight albums, three books, award-winning stage shows, and a very popular podcast Will’s star power has not waned, but his personal life is transformed.
Now 43, he’s overcome addiction, battled with PTSD, stood up for the rights of others and, in a crushing blow, mourned the death of his brother Rupert.
So what does peace mean to Will...
The Midpoint is back once again and we’re starting this series with someone very close to Gabby’s heart. Emily Dean.
A best-selling author, journalist, television producer, radio presenter and chart-topping podcaster; Emily is a bit of a high achiever, and is known for her energy, warmth, and wit. But whilst she never fails to uplift those around her, her midlife has been marred by overwhelming loss which many would struggle to overcome.
In just three years, Emily lost her entire...
Gabby Logan is middle aged and unashamed.
But what does it mean to reach the halfway stage?
Because things are changing; emotionally, physically, mentally. And with that our expectations, priorities, ambitions, and dreams rightly shift too.
In the fifth season of The MidPoint you'll hear how Emily Dean, Will Young, Tamzin Outhwaite, Patrice Evra and so many others, are navigating this transitional point in their lives.
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In the final episode of this series, Gabby speaks to one of her television heroes. This man inspired her as a student and has continued to do so in midlife as well. Richard Madeley may have touched the upper limit of middle age, but his curiosity and zest for life are nowhere near. From smoky regional newsroom to the glamour of Granada Studios, Richard's spark helped him to become a darling of daytime television, but it was his partnership and connection with wife Judy that really cemented...
Known as one of ‘Fergie’s Fledglings’, Philip Neville is football royalty. He’s won countless trophies in six premier leagues and the champion’s league, played for England 59 times, and shares sporting DNA with Man United golden boys David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and, of course, his brother Gary. After three years coaching England’s Lionesses, earlier this year he took on a new challenge, to cultivate Inter Miami CF in the United States. But for staunch Northerner and...
Dubbed the most powerful woman in beauty, Caroline Hirons is the straight talking blogger whose no nonsense approach to skin-care has transformed her life and career. Now trusted by millions and feared by many, her product critiques are often hilarious and biting in equal measure. Championing transparency, accuracy, and science as well as equity and workers rights, Caroline is one force majeure we should all be grateful for. But she's a bit of a midlife hero too. After 4 children and years on...
Lorraine Kelly really needs no introduction. A daughter of Scotland and stalwart of the screen, her light touch on tough subjects has made her a British icon. But whilst she makes it all look effortless, Lorraine has battled behind to overcome those who underestimate her, from bullies in the playground to the bosses in all male newsrooms, her indomitable work ethic and fantastic enthusiasm have taken her from strength to strength. Over the last three decades she's witnessed sweeping change...
A hero to many, Jürgen Klopp has achieved what very few have. In the often tribal world of football, he's united fans, pundits and players alike, whilst successfully leading Liverpool FC to domestic and European triumph. Outspoken and easy to laugh, yet measured and deliberate too, his virtues off and on the pitch are celebrated in equal measure. But, now 54, does the bond with his youngest players flow as freely? Is he as authoritarian as he once was? And, could we ever see him leave the...
The daughter of a top horse trainer, and herself a champion jockey, Clare Balding OBE made the leap into broadcasting as the BBC's racing specialist. Since then though, she’s reported on everything, from the Olympic Games and Wimbledon to Royal Weddings and Crufts. But for a decade she was also hiding her sexuality and looked to her father for approval. Now, at 50, and many many accolades later, Clare finds motivation from within and her wife Alice, who’s always there to lend a hand. Clare is...