Katie Piper's Extraordinary People

Katie Piper's Extraordinary People

By Somethin' Else

Stories that will inspire you, making you laugh and cry. Katie chats with inspirational people who have turned incredible adversity into powerful positivity. A Somethin' Else production.


Vex King is extraordinary!

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 privacy and opt-out information.
07/08/2044m 4s

DJ Fat Tony is extraordinary!

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 shut!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/07/2039m 12s

Michelle Visage is extraordinary!

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 information.
10/07/2048m 48s

Freya Lewis is extraordinary!

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 opens up about how she takes positives from what happened, how her life has changed, and what her aspirations are for the future.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/06/2038m 49s

Matt Willis is extraordinary!

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 acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/06/2047m 28s

Locksmith Rudimental is extraordinary!

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 information.
29/05/2043m 47s

Julia Samuel MBE is extraordinary!

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 experiences of helping others through trauma, and she talks about her latest passion; writing. Drawing inspiration from patients’ experiences, to write stories that can help others through difficult times.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/05/2044m 25s

Prue Leith is extraordinary!

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 Great British Menu, and recently she won our hearts as judge on The Great British Bake Off, all whilst writing eight novels, and countless cookery books! She's had a truly extraordinary life, which she recently opened up about in her Channel 4 documentary 'Prue Leith: Journey with My Daughter', where Prue and her adopted daughter Li-Da travel to Cambodia to explore Li-Da's roots and heritage. Katie and Prue speak honestly about the highs and lows life brings, and her career ambitions she has yet to fulfil.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/05/2034m 8s

Introducing... The Immaculate Deception!

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 clinic? From Somethin’ Else, The Immaculate Deception is a story about a doctor who was determined to create life - by any means possible. Reported and hosted by Jenny Kleeman.This is a Somethin' Else Production.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/03/204m 28s

Jacqueline Jossa is extraordinary - with Pantene

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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/03/2034m 41s

Kevin Clifton is extraordinary!

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.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/02/2040m 27s

Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill is extraordinary!

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.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/02/2035m 49s

Hilary Ineomo-Marcus is extraordinary!

Hilary Ineomo-Marcus has been forced to lead a life of uncertainty, fearing deportation at any time over the last four years. He speaks about his time in prison, the pressure it put on him and his family and the anxiety it’s caused. Despite this situation caused by the Home Office, Hilary's incredibly positive outlook, is truly extraordinary.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
24/01/2045m 1s

Jason Fox is extraordinary!

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) taken away from him.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/01/2050m 40s

Jono Lancaster is extraordinary!

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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/12/1951m 10s

Michelle Elman is extraordinary!

Michelle Elman had 15 surgeries before she was 20 years old, spending a lot of her childhood and teenage years in and out of intensive care. She’s battled with her mental health, body confidence and PTSD but has shown that such adversity can be overcome. She is now a life coach, specialising in body confidence and opens up to Katie about surviving and embracing life.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/12/1941m 14s

Shane Jenek AKA Courtney Act is extraordinary!

AKA Courtney Act - Shane Jenek’s drag persona. Shane is an Australian singer and TV presenter and speaks honestly about identity, finding inner confidence, and his reality TV experience, which peaked in the UK when he won Celebrity Big Brother 2018.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/11/1937m 34s

Maggie Oliver is extraordinary!

Katie is joined by former police officer Maggie Oliver who tells her incredible story. Disgusted with the handling of the Rochdale grooming scandal she became a whistleblower and is now a campaigner and author.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/11/1938m 57s

Vicki Psarias AKA Honest Mum is extraordinary!

Recorded live from The Meatless Farm in Leeds, Katie talks to multi-award winning screenwriter, director and professional blogger, Vicki Psarias, aka Honest Mum. Vicki talks about her personal journey, sharing insight as to how to overcome self doubt. Katie then talks to Chris Shields from The Meatless Farm, about the product and how it can help to save the planet.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/10/1927m 51s

Nadiya Hussain is extraordinary!

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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/10/1929m 50s

Gail Porter is Extraordinary!

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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/09/1931m 25s

Paris Lees and Ramla Ali are extraordinary - with Pantene

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.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/09/1946m 12s

Mother Pukka is Extraordinary!

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.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/08/1933m 44s

Jason Vale is extraordinary!

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’.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/08/1940m 34s

Giovanna Fletcher is extraordinary!

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).  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/07/1924m 11s

Kris Hallenga is extraordinary! ...in partnership with AXA PPP healthcare

Kris Hallenga was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer when she was just 23 years old. Within a few months following her diagnosis, she co-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 team, about how they can help and support people with breast cancer.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/06/1935m 14s

Bella Mackie is extraordinary! …in partnership with AXA PPP healthcare

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.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/06/1939m 3s

Tim Lovejoy is extraordinary! …in partnership with AXA PPP healthcare

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.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/06/1928m 24s

Louise Pentland is extraordinary!

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 her life as a mother, 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 happiness and peace with her husband and daughters in her thirties.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/05/1936m 16s

Bryony Gordon is extraordinary!

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.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/05/1938m 24s

Fearne Cotton is extraordinary!

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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/05/1934m 38s

Elliot Rentz AKA Alexis Stone is extraordinary!

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 online comments, but these judgements from others and tough situations are nothing new for Elliot. In this episode he speaks with transparency and openness about his difficult upbringing, dealing with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder, past substance abuse, getting through rehab, staying sober and Alexis Stone.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/03/1953m 24s

Madeleine Shaw is extraordinary!

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.    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/03/1940m 12s

Katie Gee is extraordinary!

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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/02/1939m 54s

EJ Osborne is extraordinary!

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.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/02/1945m 50s

George Shelley is extraordinary!

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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/02/1945m 17s

John Spence is extraordinary!

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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/01/1940m 22s

Zoe Sugg is extraordinary!

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.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/01/1944m 30s

Debbie Douglas is extraordinary!

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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/01/1950m 22s

Kellie Maloney is extraordinary!

Kellie Maloney tells Katie how she went from being boxing promoter Frank Maloney, to Kellie - the true version of her self  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/12/1842m 37s

Becky O'Brien is extraordinary!

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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/12/1839m 53s

Jonny Benjamin is extraordinary!

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.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/11/1843m 34s

Kelly Knox is extraordinary!

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  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/11/1836m 4s

Hayley Doyle is extraordinary!

Learning how cope with a near death experience in her teens, Hayley Doyle tells Katie her inspiring story.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/11/1831m 30s

Denise Fergus is extraordinary!

The murder of James Bulger in 1993 shook the UK, and 25 years on, his mother Denise Fergus talks to Katie about the impact of his death, the outstanding campaigning and charitable work she done since, and what she feels would have been a suitable punishment for killers Jon Venables and Robert Thompson.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/11/1840m 40s

Jack Eyres is Extraordinary

Katie chats with model, personal trainer and amputee Jack Eyres about his journey to Mr England, Japan 2020, and how he has dealt with demons, addictions and 'disability'.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/11/1834m 42s

Tulsi Vagjiani is extraordinary!

Katie chats with Tulsi Vagjiani, who survived a plane crash that killed most of her family. Despite multiple obstacles she has rebuilt her life. It's a story of stunning courage and a refusal to accept defeat.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/10/1836m 58s

Brooke Kinsella is extraordinary!

Katie is joined by Brooke Kinsella MBE who describes who she rebuilt her life following the murder of her brother. The author, knife crime campaigner and former actress gives a detailed and inspirational account of how she turned channelled the loss into widely acclaimed campaign work.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/10/1842m 4s

Alice Liveing is extraordinary!

Katie's first guest is the inspirational Alice Liveing. Rising to fame as Clean Eating Alice, she shares her experiences of escaping an abusive relationship and her journey through health and fitness. Recorded in between rehearsals for Strictly 2018.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/10/1834m 56s

Introducing Katie Piper's Extraordinary People...

Join Katie Piper for a series of powerful and inspirational conversations with people who have triumphed over adversity.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/10/181m 40s
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