FAME with Jo Elvin

FAME with Jo Elvin

By FAME with Jo Elvin

We've all wondered what it must be like to be famous, right?
But how can any of us mere mortals understand what it's really like?
Becoming a celebrity changes so much more than your bank balance - psychological studies have even shown that becoming famous will change the chemistry of a person's brain - so can you really, truly stay grounded when stardom calls?
In this podcast series, I'll try to answer these questions and even more, through in-depth conversations with the only people who really know what it's like.
In this series you'll hear from the likes of Amy Schumer, Jameela Jamil and Tracey-Ann Oberman who share with us some fascinating insights from a position held by very few.
Plus, we'll be hearing from you about the times you've unintentionally let your ape-brain take hold in the midst of being star struck ... come-on we've all got a story of embarrassing ourselves in front of someone off the telly, I've got loads and will also be sharing some of my #famefails.
Welcome to FAME, with me, Jo Elvin.


With ... Katherine Ryan

The first series of FAME is going out in style, as Jo speaks to a lady who can easily count herself as one of the most recognisable faces in comedy, because Katherine Ryan is (rightly) hardly off our TV screens.It's hard to imagine what Kathrine would have done if she hadn't had a career in comedy, but it's clear that even if she was your local librarian, she would have still been famous. Katherin and Jo talk through the highs and lows of being a mother of a teenager whilst in the public eye and the responsibilities that are levelled at her to seemingly be expected to use her public role to represent all of womankind. Katherine also opens-up about an occasion which tested her to the limit, after being recognised whilst enduring one of her darkest times.As always, Jo shares some amazing #FameFails with us to round-off the series, but don't fear, she's already booking-in some amazing guests for series two, and the team will be back soon.Thanks so much for all your support and please do keep in touch - until the next time, goodbye for now!PRESENTED BY - Jo Elvin PRODUCED BY - Jo Elvin & Amanda Redman - @amandakredmanTWITTER / INSTA - Jo_ElvinMUSIC - Thomas George @TLATWuk
01/03/23·52m 8s


In today's episode, Jo speaks to former Made in Chelsea star, Ashley James about some of the more serious aspects of what can happen when you become well known. Ashley has had her fair share of online trolls. but this was taken to the extreme when false accusations were made to social services about the welfare of Ashley's young son, Alfie. We find out how you would even begin to cope, knowing that people who have never met you, are intent on ruining your life. Ashley also tells Jo why she felt disenchanted once she became a MIC cast member and there's also a revelation about the career path she was on before the world of celebrity came knocking at her door. And as always Jo hears your #FameFails, and shares a toe curling encounter of her own with one of the most famous pop stars on the planet... ooops, she did it again. TRIGGER WARNING: This episode covers themes of self harm, suicide and child neglect.PRESENTED BY - Jo Elvin PRODUCED BY - Jo Elvin & Amanda Redman - @amandakredmanTWITTER / INSTA - Jo_ElvinMUSIC - Thomas George @TLATWuk
22/02/23·46m 50s


In this week's episode of FAME, Jo speaks to someone who became rather notorious thanks to their escapades in the reality TV show, Geordie Shore.Vicky Pattison grabbed the opportunity to become a cast member despite - or maybe because of - her young age, seeing this as a chance to change the narrative of the life set out for her, but at what initial cost to her reputation and wellbeing?It's apparent that Vicky has worked hard at changing people's perspectives of her in the last few years and realises now that in some cases, she was playing up to what she thought producers of the show wanted from her.We also hear how her mum kept her grounded after Vicky was crowned queen of the jungle in 'I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here' and she also shares her very own #FameFail featuring Jack Whitehall.PRESENTED BY - Jo Elvin PRODUCED BY - Jo Elvin & Amanda Redman - @amandakredmanTWITTER / INSTA - Jo_ElvinMUSIC - Thomas George @TLATWuk
15/02/23·45m 32s


This week's episode is a double scoop, as Jo speaks to not one, but TWO people who experience fame in completely different ways.First-up is PR to the stars, Max Dundas, but just what does a celebrity PR do, and why do famous people need them? Max tells us everything we need to know about what it's like to look after his showbiz clients and keep them out of trouble, or at least make things better when they inevitably do get into trouble! Max also shares with us some profound moments in his career, including what it was like to work with Peaches Geldof and how she taught him an invaluable lesson in not judging people before you meet them.And then, we hear from the formidable Jackie Weaver, who talks to Jo about what it's like to become accidentally, and suddenly famous. What effect has it had on the people closest to her? How easy is it to carry on with her day job as well as leading a showbiz double life? What does she fear most about her celebrity bubble bursting? And what life has been like in the days after that notorious Handforth Parish Council meeting in the lockdown on 2021.Plus, Jo shares some more #FameFails stories with us, which are always a delight - ENJOY!PRESENTED BY - Jo Elvin PRODUCED BY - Jo Elvin & Amanda Redman - @amandakredmanTWITTER / INSTA - Jo_ElvinMUSIC - Thomas George @TLATWuk
08/02/23·57m 54s


In this week's episode of FAME, we hear from Sarah Jayne Dunn about life during and after Hollyoaks.Sarah was cast in the soap at the tender age of 14 and was soon propelled into the world of soap stardom and then the world of lad mags.Sarah talks to Jo honestly about what it was like to be in that world at such an early age and how she would say 'no' to certain things now.We also hear why her choice to set-up an OnlyFans account meant she couldn't cointine in the role of Mandy and why it's perhaps a little hypocritical that some people may judge her for her new career direction.Plus, as always Jo shares some of her #FameFails with us - ENJOY!PRESENTED BY - Jo Elvin PRODUCED BY - Jo Elvin & Amanda Redman - @amandakredmanTWITTER / INSTA - Jo_ElvinMUSIC - Thomas George @TLATWuk
01/02/23·48m 23s


This week's guest became wildly successful overnight, a prospect she previously thought would be terrifying. When Amy Schumer started out on the comedy circuit, she obviously dreamed of success, but never coveted the thought of being instantly recognisable.Amy talks about how it felt when the realisation hit that life would never be the same again, the infinitely higher expectations women in the public eye are held to as opposed to their male counterparts, and how she and famous BFF Jenifer Lawrence acknowledge and laugh about their lives as celebrities.Amy also kicks-off this week's #FameFails for us, as she recounts a flash decision that could have had a disastrous turn-out!PRESENTED BY - Jo Elvin PRODUCED BY - Jo Elvin & Amanda Redman - @amandakredmanTWITTER / INSTA - Jo_ElvinMUSIC - Thomas George @TLATWuk
25/01/23·37m 28s


In today's episode of FAME, Jo speaks to someone who has admitted that after being on the cusp of household name status - which never materialised - has a tricky relationship with fame and what could have been, not least because they are also the father of an actual Hollywood A-Lister. Dom Holland is a successful comedian and author in his own right, but since his son, Tom became Spiderman, he has found his ambitions and achievements well and truly eclipsed - which also happens to be the name of his book on the subject.But what's it like to have movie star Tom Holland as your son and what does that mean for the family dynamic?Dom opens-up about the mixture of pride and bemusement he has for the very unique situation he finds himself in and also shares some of the perks which get passed down from his world famous son.And, Jo also hears some of your #FameFails, one of which would have been even more welcome if it had involved an alternative member of the Trump clan. Find out more about Dom's book 'Eclipsed' here: Eclipsed - Dominic HollandPRESENTED BY - Jo Elvin PRODUCED BY - Jo Elvin & Amanda Redman - @amandakredmanTWITTER / INSTA - Jo_ElvinMUSIC - Thomas George @TLATWuk
18/01/23·43m 57s


In today's episode of FAME, Jo speaks to someone who at the tender age of 14 was already fair game for the tabloids and that's even before she became a household name when she presented cult 90s TV show 'The Word'.To a certain generation, Amanda De Cadenet was at the forefront of 'yoof' culture, but although it looked like the world was at her feet, Amanda has blocked-out most of that time. The press intrusion was relentless, eventually forcing her to flee the UK for a new start in the United States.Jo and Amanda reflect on what it was like to have to deal with fame at such an early age and the long-term effects it has on the psyche - not least having one's physical appearance under constant scrutiny - and how she shields her own daughters from that kind of attention. They also discuss how social media is the new currency and why it's important to have at least one friend who owns a private jet. And in this week's #FameFails, we hear from a listener who opened the door late one night to a z-list celebrity in distress, press play to find out who....PRESENTED BY - Jo Elvin PRODUCED BY - Jo Elvin & Amanda Redman - @amandakredmanTWITTER / INSTA - Jo_ElvinMUSIC - Thomas George @TLATWuk
11/01/23·44m 22s


This episode of FAME features an interview with actor Tracy-Ann Oberman about what it was like to become an overnight soap star and how her Eastenders co-star's tabloid scandal meant even more scrutiny for her.Tracy discusses being a household name, being a victim of phone hacking, and how she manages the vitriol she receives online due to her political activism. We also hear some more of you #FameFails which feature hilarious stories involving someone from a boy-band, Sinitta and how one listener gave Donald Sutherland the flight from hell.PRESENTED BY - Jo Elvin PRODUCED BY - Jo Elvin & Amanda Redman - @amandakredmanTWITTER / INSTA - Jo_ElvinMUSIC - Thomas George @TLATWuk
04/01/23·38m 49s


In the first episode of FAME former magazine editor Jo Elvin explores how it really feels to be famous, with the actress and activist Jameela Jamil, who, with her trademark wit and candour, talks about the highs, the lows and thebizarre red carpet dreams that could only happen in the head of a celebrity. Jameela also recounts the worst timed photo request from a fan we could possibly imagine and how she manages to keep herself grounded and not believe the hype.Plus, we hear YOUR stories of encounters with celebrities which haven't gone according to plan, as Jo celebrates our #FameFails.PRESENTED BY - Jo Elvin PRODUCED BY - Jo Elvin & Amanda Redman - @amandakredmanTWITTER / INSTA - Jo_ElvinMUSIC - Thomas George @TLATWuk
28/12/22·42m 2s


Coming soon.... first episode with Jameela Jamil drops on 28th December 2022.
09/12/22·2m 2s
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