Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did

Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did

By Genevieve Hassan

An unashamedly nostalgic celebrity interview podcast where entertainment journalist Genevieve reminisces with the stars of much-loved TV, movies and music of the 1980s-2000s and discovers how their lives unfolded after that thing they did.

Episodes

Peter Ostrum - aka Charlie from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Peter joins Genevieve to reminisce about making classic movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and his starring role as Charlie Bucket.      He talks about working with Gene Wilder, the problem with everlasting gobstoppers, his burping double and the amazing legacy of the film.      Pete explains why he decided to quit acting after making the movie and was reluctant to talk about his involvement for a long time - and instead switched careers to become a vet.      Plus he gives his verdict on the latest Wonka film and reveals his new baby grand-daughter's sweet Wonka-inspired name.      =====    If you enjoy Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media (and tag me!) so others can discover and enjoy it too.    If you'd like to say hello, you can find the pod on X @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast.    And if you'd like to support the show, find out more at celebritycatchup.com/support.       ======    Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve.    Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop  
14/02/24·38m 59s

Christmas quickie - aka Time to celebrate

Genevieve stops by to wish everyone a happy new year and reflect on an unbelieveable 2023 for Celebrity Catch Up - filled with award wins, #1 chart positions around the world and more.      The pod will return in the new year to continue Season 6 with more nostalgia and more guests talking about how their lives unfolded after that thing they did! =====    If you enjoy Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media (and tag me!) so others can discover and enjoy it too.    If you'd like to say hello, you can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast.    And if you'd like to support the show, find out more at celebritycatchup.com/support.       ======    Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve.    Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop  
27/12/23·3m 13s

Deniece Pearson - aka Five Star queen

Deniece joins Genevieve to reminisce about her rise to fame in the '80s alongside her siblings in smash hit pop group Five Star.      She talks about growing up in the public eye as a teenager, massive shoulder pads, making history winning a Brit Award and the infamous Going Live! phone-in incident.      Deniece also opens up about the backlash the group faced after letting cameras into their mansion home and why the family moved to California to escape the press.      Plus she talks about how she's forged her own varied path outside of Five Star, her "Denaissance" and her new Chrismas single.      =====      Santa Claus is Coming is out now - you can buy or stream it in all the usual places.      You can also check out Deniece’s website for upcoming tour dates - deniecepearsonofficial.com.      Follow Deniece on X @DeniecePearson and on Instagram @msdeniecepearson      =====      If you enjoy Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media (and tag me!) so others can discover and enjoy it too.    If you'd like to say hello, you can find me on Twitter/X @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast.    And if you'd like to support the show, find out how you can help at celebritycatchup.com/support.       ======    Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve.    Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop Santa Claus is Coming courtesy of Deniece Pearson.
13/12/23·44m 57s

Omri Katz - aka Eerie Indiana and Hocus Pocus star

Omri joins Genevieve to reminisce about his rise to fame first in Dallas and then cult mystery Eerie Indiana.      He chats about Larry Hagman, preserving himself in tupperware (who could forget THAT episode!) and explains why Eerie was the most fun set he's worked on.      Omri also reveals how he feels about seeing his 15-year-old self on TV every day every October thanks to the love of Hocus Pocus and setting up fan events in Salem.      He explains why he decided to quit acting in his late teens and disappear from public view, talks about going to cosmetology school to train as a hairdresser - and why the job wasn't what he thought it would be.      Plus he talks about his passion for cultivating cannabis over the past 20 years and the challenges he's faced running a business in the industry.      =====      You can find out more about The Mary Danksters and pick up some merch at themarydanksters.store - and you can find Omri on Instagram at @dankster_omz.      If you’re in the mood to rewatch Eerie Indiana, you can stream it free on Amazon’s Freevee (US only at time of publishing).      =====    If you enjoy Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media (and tag me!) so others can discover and enjoy it too.    If you'd like to say hello, you can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast.    And if you'd like to support the show, you can donate to help with running costs. ======    Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve.    Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
29/11/23·52m 49s

Aled Jones - aka Walking in the Air to success

Aled joins Genevieve to reminisce about his rise to fame and explains how he came to sing Walking in the Air, famously associated with the classic 1982 animation The Snowman.      He chats about having to deal with constant press speculation and predictions as to when his voice would break and end his career, turning down Johnny Carson and the Queen Mother - and reveals how he ended up in Bob Geldof and Paula Yates's official wedding photos.      Aled also explains why he was relieved to retire his boy soprano career at 16, the pressure of starting an adult singing career and how he has Songs of Praise to thank for relaunching it.      Plus he relives his part in the infamous Royal It's A Knockout tournament, rubbishes claims his award-winning actress daughter Emilia is a nepo baby and chats about the latest album in his One Voice series, which sees him duet with his younger self.      =====      Aled’s latest album One Voice - Full Circle is out now and the Full Circle tour runs from March - November 2024.  More information and dates can be found on Aled's website - officialaledjones.com.      =====    If you enjoy Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media (and tag me!) so others can discover and enjoy it too.    If you'd like to say hello, you can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast.    And if you'd like to support the show, you can donate to help with running costs. ======    Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve.    Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop Bright Eyes courtesy of Decca/Universal Music.
15/11/23·47m 20s

Paul Young - aka Wherever he lays his hat, that's his home

Paul joins Genevieve to reminisce about his rise to fame and the success of his debut smash hit album, No Parlez.      He talks about having to persuade his record company to release his number one hit, Whenever I Lay My Hat, becoming a heart-throb and crimping his hair... (it was the 80s!).      Paul also reveals why David Bowie stepped in for him at Live Aid, why he needed to step back from the music industry for a couple of years - and explains the perils of maracas.      Plus he chats about celebrating the 30th anninversary of his Tex-Mex band, Los Pacaminos, with a new album and tour.      =====    Paul and Los Pacaminos will be touring around the UK from November 2023 until March 2024, culminating with a London show at The Forge in Camden. See all the dates on their website - lospacaminos.com.      More details about Paul's current Behind the Lens UK tour and his 2024 European dates can be found on his website - paul-young.com.      =====    If you enjoy Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media (and tag me!) so others can discover and enjoy it too.      If you'd like to say hello, you can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast.    And if you'd like to support the show, find out more at celebritycatchup.com/support.       ======    Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve.    Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop  
01/11/23·41m 36s

Nigel Planer - aka Young Ones legend Neil

Nigel joins Genevieve to reminisce about making the cult 1980s British comedy The Young Ones.      He explains the origins of his character Neil, how he got involved with Band Aid and recalls some of the dangerous stunts on the show - including the time he got injured by a giant chocolate eclair!      Nigel also talks about leaving Neil behind, moving into theatre and musicals, and treats us to his Magic Roundabout voice.      Plus he chats about writing one of the first parenting books for dads, shares some of his haikus and imagines a future world that has lost all our data after a digial meltdown in his new novel, Jeremiah Bourne in Time.      **Please note there is some swearing in this episode      =====     Win a signed copy of Jeremiah Bourne in Time! Go to celebritycatchup.com/win to enter.      Nigel's latest novel, Jeremiah Bourne in Time is out now. You can find out more about the book and his poetry tour on his website - nigelplaner.co.uk      =====    If you enjoy Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media (and tag me!) so others can discover and enjoy it too.    If you'd like to say hello, you can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast.    And if you'd like to support the show, find out more at celebritycatchup.com/support.       ======    Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve.    Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop  
18/10/23·53m 29s

Yvette Fielding - aka Blue Peter legend and queen of the paranormal

Yvette joins Genevieve to reminisce about her time presenting the iconic British children's TV show Blue Peter. She recalls her disastrous audition, working with the famous Blue Peter pets, reveals the secrets behind "here's one I made earlier" and opens up about her difficult first year on the show which led her to initially resign.  Yvette also explains why she decided to leave the show, how she and her husband Karl came up with their cult hit ghost hunting programme Most Haunted - and why she considers her TV presenting career is now over. Plus she talks about starting her own record label, her passion for the paranormal and the latest novel in her young adult Ghost Hunter Chronicles series, The Witches of Pendle. **Please note there is some swearing in this episode** =====     Win a signed copy of The Witches of Pendle! Go to celebritycatchup.com/win to enter. =====    If you enjoy Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media (and tag me!) so others can discover and enjoy it too.    If you'd like to say hello, you can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast.    And if you'd like to support the show, find out more at celebritycatchup.com/support.       ======    Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve.    Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop    
04/10/23·1h 7m

Season 6 teaser - aka First guest reveal!

Series 6 of Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did begins next week!   Once again Genevieve be joined by a host of stars from much-loved TV, film and music of the 1980s to 2000s, to take you on a trip down memory lane and talk about how their lives unfolded after.   Find out who the first guest will be and follow or subscribe now so you don't miss it! =============   If you'd like to say hello you can find the podcast on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast.   And if you'd like to support the show, find out more at celebritycatchup.com/support.   =============   Produced and edited by Genevieve.   Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop  
27/09/23·1m 16s

Season 5 Best Bits - aka Hit me baby one more time

Join Genevieve as she picks out some memorable celebrity guest moments from Season 5.  Hear '80s pop legend Tiffany reminisce about storming the charts with her debut smash I Think We're Alone Now, as well as Eurovision greats Bucks Fizz (or The Fizz as they're now known) reveal which Tina Tuner hit they originally recorded. '90s fans can hear from pop princesses B*Witched, Stuart Little star Jonathan Lipnicki and Rose McGowan, who talks us through her iconic death scene in Wes Craven horror Scream. While '00s lovers can reminisce with Paul Potts, the first winner of Britain's Got Talent, and Andre Royo - who shares some brilliant stories from The Wire. Plus Star Trek legend George Takei recalls his traumatic (but highly entertaining!) experience eating kangaroo penis - and hear the final broadcast interview from the godfather of TV talk shows, Jerry Springer. **Please note there is some swearing in this episode** =====    If you enjoy Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media (and tag me!) so others can discover and enjoy it too.    If you'd like to say hello, you can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast.    And if you'd like to support the show, find out more at celebritycatchup.com/support.       ======    Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve.    Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
13/09/23·51m 1s

Happy Birthday me - aka Celebrity Catch Up is 3 years old!

Genevieve drops by to celebrate Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did's 3rd birthday! Thanks so much to all the guests and to everyone for listening over the past 5 series. Season 6 will be coming soon! =====      If you enjoy Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media (and tag me!) so others can discover and enjoy it too.    If you'd like to say hello, you can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast.    And if you'd like to support the show, find out more at celebritycatchup.com/support.       ======    Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve.    Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
26/07/23·2m 37s

Rose McGowan - aka Brave Scream queen and activist

SEASON 5 FINALE! Rose joins Genevieve to reminisce about making the classic Wes Craven horror film Scream.    She talks about her affection for the director, styling herself in the film, crashing prom parties with co-star David Arquette and breaks down her iconic death scene.    Rose also chats about experiencing many of life's milestones on screen before they actually happened in real life, her five years on hit show Charmed - and explains why she felt lonely at the height of her fame.    Plus, we talk about dogs, hair, prehistoric bugs and how she might be returning to the big screen soon...    =====       Rose will be appearing at the Wales Comic Con in Telford from 13-14 May. For more information, look on the Wales Comic Con website.    Rose's book Brave is also available in all bookshops - and you can follow her on Instagram @rosemcgowan.    =====      If you enjoyed this episode, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media (and tag me!) so others can discover and enjoy it too.    If you'd like to say hello, you can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast.    And if you'd like to support the show, find out more at celebritycatchup.com/support.       ======    Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve.    Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
26/04/23·29m 53s

B*Witched - aka C'est La Vie pop princesses

Edele and Sinead of B*Witched join Genevieve to reminisce about the group's record breaking success in the late '90s after their debut smash hit C'est La Vie.      They talk double denim, having their own singing dolls and explain why they were shocked when they saw their first music video (don't mention the neck tattoo!).      The ladies also recall the difficult day when they received the phone call telling them they'd been dropped by their record label and the steps they took to build themselves back up again - including going back to college, becoming a reiki master and writing songs for other bands - all before reuniting in 2012.      Plus they talk celebrating B*Witched's 25th anniversary with new music and a possible tour.      =====       B*Witched's latest single Birthday is out now.      For details of where you can see them live, check out their Instagram @officialbwitched.      =====      If you enjoyed this episode, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media (and tag me!) so others can discover and enjoy it too.      If you'd like to say hello, you can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast.      And if you'd like to support the show, find out more at celebritycatchup.com/support.        ======      Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve.     Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop      Birthday courtesy of B*Witched.          
12/04/23·51m 34s

Jonathan Lipnicki - aka The Jerry Maguire and Stuart Little Comeback Kid

Jonathan joins Genevieve to reminisce about his rise to fame as a young actor in Jerry Maguire, Stuart Little, The Little Vampire and Like Mike. He chats about the high calibre onscreen parents he's had, explains his freak accident that held up filming on one movie - and reveals why he's not a recipient of one of Tom Cruise's famous Christmas cakes. Jonathan also talks about his experience of anxiety and depression and how Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has helped give him mental resilience and a more positive outlook on life. He also pays tribute to his beloved dog, Denny - and explains how his role on Dawson's Creek made him the best brother in the world... ** This episode contains mild swearing ** =====  You can watch Jonathan's short film Date, which is linked on his Instagram page @jonathanlipnicki.  You can also check out his podcast, Comeback Kids - and keep an eye out for a couple of Jonathan’s new movies coming out soon. =====    If you enjoyed this episode, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media so others can discover and enjoy it too. If you'd like to say hello, you can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast. And if you'd like to support the show, find out more at celebritycatchup.com/support.      ====== Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop    
29/03/23·46m 25s

Jerry Springer - aka The Godfather of US talk shows

** This turned out to be Jerry’s last broadcast interview before he sadly passed a few weeks later.  **      Jerry joins Genevieve to reminisce about the beginnings of The Jerry Springer Show and how it became one of the most popular, outrageous and controversial talk shows in TV history.      He explains why criticism of the show is elitist, why he's never watched an episode of the show - and talks about the infamous guest who married a horse...     Jerry also talks about his political career before her became a talk show host and recounts the time he wrestled a bear on live TV when he was the mayor of Cincinnati!  Plus he chats about being on the cover of Rolling Stone, learning about his family's tragic past, retiring and reveals his happiest moment in television.      =============        If you’d like a Jerry Springer Show fix, there’s a whole library of clips on the Jerry Springer TV Youtube channel - and if you’re in the US you can watch reruns every weekday - just go to jerryspringertv.com to find your local TV listings.  =============      If you enjoyed this episode, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media so others can discover and enjoy it too. If you'd like to say hello, you can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast. And if you'd like to support the show, find out more at celebritycatchup.com/support.      =============      Produced and edited by Genevieve.     Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop  
15/03/23·1h

Mid-season quickie - aka I'm guestless, but 10-year-old me is very excited!

There's no guest this week after a short notice cancellation, but Genevieve drops by to tease the next guest and shares her own upcoming nostalgia fest.   In the meantime, check out the guests from the past four seasons and see what you may have missed! =============      Say hello on social media! You can find the podcast on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast.      And if you'd like to support the show, find out more at celebritycatchup.com/support.      =============      Produced and edited by Genevieve.     Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop  
22/02/23·1m 39s

The Fizz - aka The OG Bucks Fizz and still going strong

Cheryl Baker and Jay Aston join Genevieve to reminisce about winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981 and then becoming one of the biggest pop acts of the early '80s. They chat about being trend setters, recall the horrific coach crash they all miraculously survived and open up about the infighting that led to Jay leaving the band - and explain how they reunited 25 years later. Plus Jay talks about music bringing her back from rock bottom, her theatre school and her amazing cancer recovery. While Cheryl reveals her worst moment on stage and the celebrity who isn't the best kisser...! **Please note this episode contains mild swearing** =============       The Fizz are playing at Indigo at the O2 in London on 31 March. You can find all the dates for their upcoming shows this year at thefizzofficial.com - and their latest album, Everything Under the Sun, is out now.      =============      Say hello on social media! You can find the podcast on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast.      And if you'd like to support the show, find out more at celebritycatchup.com/support.      =============      Produced and edited by Genevieve.     Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop  
08/02/23·46m 35s

Tiffany - aka I Think We're Alone Now foodie queen

Tiffany joins Genevieve to reminisce about her rise to fame at 15 with her debut smash hit I Think We're Alone Now.      She talks about initially not being keen on the track, the shopping mall tour and meeting Michael Jackson the week after she knocked him off the number one spot in the Billboard chart... #awkward! Tiffany also talks about the challenges of shaking off the stigma of being a teen pop star, posing for Playboy and her friendship with Debbie Gibson. Plus she talks about her new album, her cookery club and her current obsession with cauliflower...      =============     Tiffany's latest album, Shadows, is out now.  You can find out more about Let's Food With Tiffany, Radical Redz and upcoming tour dates at tiffanytunes.com.     You can also follow Tiffany on Instagram @tiffany_tunes, on Twitter @tiffanytunes and on her YouTube channel.     =============      Say hello on social media! You can find the podcast on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast.      And if you'd like to support the show, find out more at celebritycatchup.com/support.      =============      Produced and edited by Genevieve.     Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop  
25/01/23·53m 33s

Andre Royo - aka Bubbles from The Wire and massive ball of energy

Andre joins Genevieve to reminisce about playing much-loved character Bubbles in one of the best TV dramas of all time, The Wire.     He reveals why his mum was livid when he first got the part, talks about the time Mark Wahlberg mistook him for a real drug addict - and explains how Samuel L Jackson helped him through a bleak time.      Andre also chats about trying to maintain a better work/life balance, his love of theatre, explains why he doesn’t feel like he’s “made it” yet - and reveals how President Obama once fanboyed him.      **Please note this episode contains swearing**     =============      You can currently catch Andre on Truth Be Told on Apple TV, in With Love on Amazon and his latest film, To Leslie, is available to rent on the usual streaming platforms.     And of course, you can always rewatch The Wire!     You can follow Andre on Twitter - @AndreRoyo and on Instagram - @mr.dreroyo.      =============      Say hello on social media! You can find the podcast on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast.      And if you'd like to support the show, find out more at celebritycatchup.com/support.      =============      Produced and edited by Genevieve.     Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop  
11/01/23·1h 5m

Paul Potts - aka Opera supremo and first Britain's Got Talent winner

Paul joins Genevieve to reminisce about his rise to fame after winning the first series of Britain's Got Talent in 2007. He explains how he fell in love with opera, how he flipped a coin to decide whether to apply for BGT - and why he wasn't happy with his audition that's since been watched more than 250 million times on YouTube. Paul also talks about dealing with media storms, challenging perceptions of him and the surreal experience of seeing his life adapted on the big screen. Plus he chats about his new album and tour, his love of photography - and explains why he needed a sick bucket when he was on The Masked Singer in Germany... =============     Paul’s new album, Musica Non Proibita, is out now and you can catch him on his UK tour in February and March 2023.  Find out more details on his website - paulpottsofficial.com. Follow Paul on Twitter - @paulpottsmusic or on Instagram - @paulpottsmusic =============   You can find Celebrity Catch Up on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast.   And if you'd like to support the show, find out more at celebritycatchup.com/support.   =============   Produced and edited by Genevieve.   Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop  
21/12/22·55m 59s

George Takei - aka Star Trek legend and social activist superstar

George joins Genevieve to reminisce about making the original Star Trek series and its subsequent big screen outings.   He reveals how he almost missed the audition for his famous role as Sulu, recounts the time he got flashed on set - and explains why he's responsible for co-star Walter Koenig's hatred of sushi.   George also explains why he first became involved in politics and how he went on to be a social activist, as well as previewing his upcoming West End debut in Allegiance - a musical based on his childhood experience in a US internment camp during World War II.   Plus, hear George relive his experience eating kangaroo penis in a moment of classic British TV!    =============     You can see George making his London West End debut in Allegiance at the Charing Cross Theatre from 7 January - 8 April 2023.     Find out more information at allegiancemusical.com.    Follow George on Twitter @GeorgeTakei and on Instagram @georgehtakei =============   You can find the podcast on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast.   And if you'd like to support the show, find out more at celebritycatchup.com/support.   =============   Produced and edited by Genevieve.   Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop  
07/12/22·58m 23s

Season 5 teaser - aka Come with me if you want to reminisce

Series 5 of Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did begins next week!   Once again Genevieve be joined by a host of stars from much-loved TV, film and music of the 1980s to 2000s, to take you on a trip down memory lane and talk about how their lives unfolded after.   Find out who the first guest will be and follow or subscribe now so you don't miss it! =============   You can find the podcast on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast.   And if you'd like to support the show, find out more at celebritycatchup.com/support.   =============   Produced and edited by Genevieve.   Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop  
30/11/22·1m 16s

Season 4 Best Bits - aka Funnies and favourite moments

Join Genevieve as she picks out some memorable celebrity guest moments from Season 4.  Hear '80s movie legends Lea Thompson and Judd Nelson reminisce about making classics Back to the Future and The Breakfast Club, as well as some rock and roll stories from T'Pau's Carol Decker. Satisfy your '90s pop nostalgia courtesy of Anastacia, former Westlife member Brian McFadden and Savage Garden frontman Darren Hayes. Plus 00's kids TV legends Dick and Dom relieve one of their worst moments in the Bungalow, Kara Tointon reveals a secret about her Strictly Come Dancing glitterball and Man v Food's Adam Richman shares an experience with oysters he'd rather forget. **Please note there is some swearing in this episode** =====    If you enjoyed this episode, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media so others can discover and enjoy it too. Feel free to leave a nice review too!    And please consider donating to support the show! Visit celebritycatchup.com for more details.         If you'd like to say hello, you can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast.    ====== Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve.    Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
24/11/22·46m 10s

Kara Tointon - aka From EastEnders to West End star

Kara joins Genevieve to reminisce about her time on British soap opera EastEnders and talks about some of her more bizarre storylines and how they involved chicken fillets... She also talks about initially turning down Strictly Come Dancing, going on to win the show and explains why her glitterball trophy is now bald. Plus, Kara chats about her critically acclaimed move into theatre over the past decade, creating a storytelling app to bring families closer together - and reveals she used to live in a morgue...! ===== You can download Kara's storytelling app Tell from both Apple’s App store and Google Play - it's completely free.  You can also check out the website - tellapp.com. =====    If you enjoyed this episode, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media so others can discover and enjoy it too. Feel free to leave a nice review too! And please consider donating to support the show! Visit celebritycatchup.com for more details.       If you'd like to say hello, you can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast. ====== Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
05/10/22·50m 44s

Brian McFadden - aka From Westlife to Boyzlife

Brian joins Genevieve to reminisce about his rise to fame in one of the biggest boybands in the world, breaking the "boyband rules" by getting married and having children, and explains why he decided to leave. He also talks about the fresh start he began in Australia, his foray into TV and why he's been so open in discussing his life. Plus he also talks about the cheeky ending to a Westlife video you'll never get to see, why golf is so popular amongst celebrities, his new music with Keith Duffy as Boyzlife and their upcoming UK tour. **Please note this episode contains swearing**    ===== Boyzlife kick off their UK tour on 26 September - you can see all the dates listed on the guys’ Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. Boyzlife’s latest album Old School is also out now to buy and download in all the usual places. =====    If you enjoyed this episode, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media so others can discover and enjoy it too.  Subscribe to the podcast - it's totally free!      And please consider donating to support the show! Visit celebritycatchup.com for more details.        If you'd like to say hello, you can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast. ====== Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
21/09/22·33m 0s

Carol Decker - aka T'Pau songstress

Carol joins Genevieve to reminisce about T'Pau's rise to fame after their smash debut hit Heart and Soul.     She talks about the craziness during the height of their fame - including needing a decoy after concerts, having a fight with The Cure and being bigger than the Beatles.     Carol also explains why the band split and opens up about having to deal with a cruel press, a crippling lack of confidence and how she made her way back onto the stage.     Plus, find out the brilliant piece of advice Princess Diana gave her while posing for pictures.     **Please note this episode contains swearing**     ===== You can find more news about T’Pau and their upcoming shows on their website - tpau.co.uk. And you can follow Carol on Twitter @caroldecker or on Facebook facebook.com/TpauCarolDecker. =====    If you enjoyed this episode, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media so others can discover and enjoy it too.  Subscribe to the podcast - it's totally free!      And please consider donating to support the show! Visit celebritycatchup.com for more details.        If you'd like to say hello, you can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast. ====== Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
14/09/22·44m 56s

Summer quickie - aka No guest, but some special shout-outs

There's no guest this episode as everyone's away for the summer, but Genevieve drops by to give some shout-outs to some special people. Are you one of them? More guests on the way, so stay tuned! =============   Follow Celebrity Catch Up on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast and say hello!   And if you'd like to support the show, find out more at celebritycatchup.com/support.   =============   Produced and edited by Genevieve.   Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop  
31/08/22·2m 44s

Anastacia - aka Powerhouse voice of positivity

Anastacia joins Genevieve to reminisce about her rise to fame after her debut smash hit I'm Outta Love. She talks about her struggles trying to fit in the music industry, being blacklisted on US radio, her refusal to take off her glasses and the media's obsession with her breasts. But it was that obsession that saved her life, as Anastacia explains how a routine mammogram led to the discovery she had breast cancer - and why she's dedicated her life since to raising awareness after being diagnosed with the disease twice. She also talks about singing at Arnold Schwarzenegger's birthday party, her upcoming European tour - and reveals why she won't correct the world for pronouncing her name wrong for the past 22 years. ===== Anastacia's I’m Outta Lockdown tour begins on 15 September in Lisbon and will stop all around Europe before UK shows in late October and November. You can see all the dates and info at anastacia.com. =====    If you enjoyed this episode, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media so others can discover and enjoy it too.  And please consider donating to support the show! Visit celebritycatchup.com for more details.       If you'd like to say hello, you can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast. ====== Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
17/08/22·54m 32s

Adam Richman - aka The OG Man v Food gastronaut

Adam joins Genevieve to reminisce about his rise to fame on Man v Food and chats about the phenomenon and legacy of the show. He talks about how the food challenges took a toll on his body, dealing with overfamiliar fans, transcendent food experiences  and the real reason he stepped away from the show. Plus, Adam explains his love of British football, returning to his theatre roots and opens up about the hard lessons he's learned from social media. *Please note this episode contains swearing. If you've been affected by anything discussed in this episode, you can contact Rape Crisis in the UK and Rainn in the US. ===== You can watch Adam’s shows on the History Channel and of course catch all the reruns of Man v Food locally. And do check out his cookery book, Straight Up Tasty. =====    If you enjoyed this episode, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media so others can discover and enjoy it too.  And please consider donating to support the show! Visit celebritycatchup.com for more details.       If you'd like to say hello, you can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast. ====== Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
03/08/22·1h 10m

Darren Hayes - aka Savage Garden's voice of an angel

Darren joins Genevieve to reminisce about his rise to fame and monster success in Savage Garden before splitting and forging a solo career. In an open and honest chat, he explains why he quietly quit the music industry in 2012 and why he's now ready to take it on again - as his true self. He also talks about being a parent to an Instagram dog, studying comedy for three years and his foray into podcasting, his love of Star Wars and his secret trick to borrowing Jean Paul Gaultier's clothes. ===== Darren’s latest track, Poison Blood is out now and his new album will be coming out later this year. He'll be touring the UK and Australia in early 2023 - you can see all the dates and buy tickets at darrenhayes.com. =====    If you enjoyed this episode, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media so others can discover and enjoy it too.  And please consider donating to support the show! Visit celebritycatchup.com for more details.       If you'd like to say hello, you can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast. ====== Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
20/07/22·52m 0s

Judd Nelson - aka Breakfast Club icon and '80s heartthrob

Judd joins Genevieve to reminisce about making John Hughes' classic 1985 film The Breakfast Club. Hear how he went undercover at a high school with Emilio Estevez for his role and the story behind how his now-iconic fist pump made its way on the screen. Judd also explains why he doesn't like being labelled part of the Brat Pack and gives a searingly honest critique of his career and the acting industry. Plus he talks about golf, the benefits of ceiling fans - and his latest film, coming-of-age-drama Iceland Is Best. ===== Iceland Is Best is out now on DVD and available to download via Amazon Prime, Apple, GooglePlay and Microsoft Store.  =====    If you enjoyed this episode, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media so others can discover and enjoy it too.  And please consider donating to support the show! Visit celebritycatchup.com for more details.       If you'd like to say hello, you can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast. ====== Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
06/07/22·29m 8s

Dick & Dom - aka In Da Bungalow legends

Kids TV legends Dick & Dom join Genevieve to reminisce about the success of In Da Bungalow in the early Noughties and explain why it ended far too soon. The guys chat about bogies, baby racing and blocking the BBC toilets with creamy muck muck. Dom also talks about the demands to stay looking young, while Rich explains why dementia charities are close to his heart. Plus the guys reveal what audiences can expect on their 20th anniversary In Da Bungalow live tour. ===== The Dick and Dom In Da Bunglow 20th anniversary tour kicks off in September and you can get tickets at myticket.co.uk. SEPTEMBER  Thurs 22 - NEWCASTLE – Tyne Theatre    Fri 23 - BIRMINGHAM – Town Hall    Sat 24 - READING – Hexagon    Sun 25 - CARDIFF – New Theatre    OCTOBER    Sat 1 - HIGH WYCOMBE – Wycombe Swan   Sun 2 - PORTSMOUTH – Guildhall     Wed 5 - IPSWICH – Regent Theatre    Thurs 6 - SHEFFIELD – o2 Academy    Fri 7 - BRADFORD – St. Georges Hall    Sat 8 - CROYDON – Ashcroft Theatre    Sun 9 - NOTTINGHAM – Theatre Royal    Thurs 13 - FROME – Cheese & Grain    Fri 14 - WOKING – New Victoria Theatre    NOVEMBER    Wed 2 - SOUTHEND – Cliffs Pavilion    =====    If you enjoyed this episode, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media so others can discover and enjoy it too.  And please consider donating to support the show! Visit celebritycatchup.com for more details.       If you'd like to say hello, you can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast. ====== Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
22/06/22·35m 22s

Lea Thompson - aka Back To The Future royalty

Lea joins Genevieve to reminisce about being propelled to fame in some of the most iconic ‘80s films.   She opens up about the film she thinks ruined her movie career (spoiler - it's Howard the Duck), bouncing back with her own sitcom and her recent move into directing.   Lea also talks about why fish make great pets and reveals an awkward encounter she had with Brad Pitt. Plus, she also chats about her latest film opposite Eva Longoria - Unplugging - where she plays the local town crank and conspiracy theorist.    ===== Unplugging is out in the UK on digital platforms from 13 June - and if you’re elsewhere in the world, check your local services as it may already be there.   Check out the film's website - unpluggingthemov.com =====    If you enjoyed this episode, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media so others can discover and enjoy it too.  And please consider donating to support the show! Visit celebritycatchup.com for more details.       If you'd like to say hello, you can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast. ====== Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
07/06/22·29m 51s

Season 4 teaser - aka Let's go round again!

Genevieve's stopping by to let you know that series 4 of Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did will begin next week!   Once again she'll be joined by a host of stars who were involved in much-loved TV, film and music of the 1980s to 2000s, to take you on a trip down memory lane and talk about how their lives unfolded after.   Find out who the first guest will be and follow or subscribe now so you don't miss it - it's free!   =============   You can find the podcast on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast.   And if you'd like to support the show, find out more at celebritycatchup.com/support.   =============   Produced and edited by Genevieve.   Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop  
01/06/22·1m 25s

Season 3 Best Bits - aka Thanks for the memories

Join Genevieve as she picks out some memorable celebrity guest moments from Season 3.  Reminisce about Jurassic Park with Lex herself, as well as '80s hits from Go West and Yazz - and hear some cheeky antics from '90s pop legends Steps and Five.   Also hear Sean Maguire and Whigfield open up about some of the difficult times in their lives, find out why Curtis Stigers cut his trademark long hair and what Mr Motivator keeps in his bum bag! **Please note there is some swearing in this episode and references to a suicide storyline** =====    If you enjoyed this episode, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media so others can discover and enjoy it too.  And please consider donating to support the show! Visit celebritycatchup.com for more details.       If you'd like to say hello, you can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast. ====== Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop  
24/05/22·58m 7s

Go West - aka '80s pop icons and the kings of wishful thinking

It's the season 3 finale! Go West's Richard Drummie joins Genevieve to reminisce about the band's early career, their split and subsequent reunion. He talks about working with Sylvester Stallone, elephants - and why the band is still in debt to their record company to this day. Richard also talks about how the King of Wishful Thinking gave Go West a second bite of the success cherry, Jimmy Fallon and Paul Rudd's video remake, and the plans they have to celebrate their 35th anniversary. ===== You can catch Go West with the Southbank Sinfonia Orchestra in March and they’ll be touring and playing festivals until September. Find all the details on their website - gowest.org.uk =====    If you enjoyed this episode, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media so others can discover and enjoy it too.  And please consider donating to support the show! Visit celebritycatchup.com for more details.       If you'd like to say hello, you can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast. ====== Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop  
23/02/22·38m 41s

Sean Maguire - aka Teen heartthrob turned Hollywood star

Sean joins Genevieve to reminisce about his time on Grange Hill and EastEnders before he jetted off to the US to begin his Hollywood career. He explains why he preferred being at Grange Hill than his actual school, the accident that led to his pop career and how he ended up playing Wembley. He also talks about his early Hollywood career in sitcoms, Once Upon A Time, meeting his idols and why he decided to set up his own acting school. ===== You can find out more about Sean’s acting school at theplayersconservatory.com - or email theplayersconservatory@gmail.com. =====    If you enjoyed this episode, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media so others can discover and enjoy it too.  And please consider donating to support the show! Visit celebritycatchup.com for more details.       If you'd like to say hello, you can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast. ====== Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop    
09/02/22·59m 25s

Curtis Stigers - aka Smooth jazz king

Curtis joins Genevieve to reminisce about the start of his career, his early hit singles and why he dismantled his pop career to make the music he wanted. We talk jazz, Sons of Anarchy, life as a touring musician and the real reason he got voted off a celebrity singing show. He also talks about his heart-throb image and how his '90s hair still follows him around - even though he cut it 30 years ago! ===== Curtis's new album, This Life, is out on 25 February and his latest single - a new version of You’re All That Matters To Me - is out now. As well as performing from his kitchen on his YouTube channel, Curtis will be touring around the UK until the summer. For full details check out his website curtisstigers.com. You can also follow Curtis on Twitter - @curtisstigers, on Instagram - @thecurtisstigers and on Facebook. =====    If you enjoyed this episode, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media so others can discover and enjoy it too.  And please consider donating to support the show! Visit celebritycatchup.com for more details.       If you'd like to say hello, you can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast. ====== Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. I Wonder Why and You're All That Matters To Me courtesy of Curtis Stigers. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop  
26/01/22·57m 41s

Sean, Scott and Ritchie from Five - aka The bad boys of '90s pop

Sean Conlon, Scott Robinson and Ritchie Neville join Genevieve to reminisce about their rise to fame and success before splitting in 2001. We talk about Sean's profound tweets, Scott opens up about the food disorder he lives with - and Ritchie sets the record straight on an internet rumour about him. Plus, we also chat about the group's first new music for 20 years, how the dance moves are getting tough on the knees and a brilliant story involving Liam Gallagher, a Bop It! and sideburns... **Please note, this episode contains swearing.**   We'll be taking a mid-season break over Christmas - back in the new year! ===== Five’s new single Time is out on 26 November and their new album is available to pre-order from 3 December for release in January 2022.  You can also find them on Instagram @itsfiveofficial, on Twitter @itsfiveofficial and on Facebook. And you can stream their music on Spotify and iTunes. =====    If you enjoyed this episode, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media so others can discover and enjoy it too.  You can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast. And if you'd like to support the show, visit the shop or support page at celebritycatchup.com.       ====== Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Time courtesy of Five. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
24/11/21·48m 6s

Yazz - aka The Only Way Is Up

Yazz joins Genevieve to reminisce about making her chart-topping hit The Only Way Is Up, '80s fashion and styling George Michael. She also talks about the price of fame, the journey to finding her faith and recording gospel music. Plus, find out exactly who the Plastic Population were! You can find out more about Yazz's gospel albums - This Is Love and Running Back to You - on her website yazzmusic.co.uk and find her on Instagram and Facebook @YazzOfficial. Yazz has also compiled a collection of true stories, written by women, about their faith journeys. Including her own personal anecdotes, Pearls of Great Price is available on Amazon. =====    If you enjoyed this episode, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media so others can discover and enjoy it too.  You can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast. And if you'd like to support the show, visit the shop or support page at celebritycatchup.com.       ====== Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. The Only Way Is Up courtesy Yazz. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
11/11/21·1h 1m

Just a quickie - aka No guest, but some exciting news!

There's no guest this episode, but Genevieve drops by to share exciting podcast news. Some fabulous guests still to come this season, so stay tuned! =====     Don't keep the podcast to yourself! Please tell a friend or share it on social media so others can discover and enjoy it too.  You can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast. And if you'd like to support the show, visit the shop or support pages at celebritycatchup.com.       ====== Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
27/10/21·2m 31s

Ariana Richards - aka Jurassic Park's Lex

Ariana joins Genevieve to reminisce about making the Steven Spielberg dinosaur classic Jurassic Park. She talks about hanging out with the director, almost killing Sam Neil, T-Rex teeth falling out and going to Universal Studios with Jeff Goldblum. She also talks about her character being a role model for young girls and her award-winning career as an artist since. You can see Ariana's amazing artwork on her website - galleryariana.com - and also follow her on Instagram @arianarichards. =====     If you enjoyed this episode, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media so others can discover and enjoy it too.  You can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast. And if you'd like to support the show, visit the shop or support page at celebritycatchup.com.       ====== Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
13/10/21·42m 26s

Derrick Evans - aka Mr Motivator!

Breakfast TV legend Mr Motivator joins Genevieve to reminisce about being the nation's original PE teacher in the UK back in the '90s.      He chats about exercising on live TV on his wedding day, reveals why he left the UK for Jamaica and what exactly he keeps in his bum bag.      He also talks about becoming a motivational speaker and his new club to help get the nation exercising again. Prepare to be inspired!      You can find out more information and join the Motivation Club at mrmotivatorsclub.com. You can also find Mr Motivator on YouTube, on Twitter and on Instagram.  And if you'd like to dress like Mr Motivator, you can get your workout gear from Tikiboo. =====     If you enjoyed this episode, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media so others can discover and enjoy it too.  You can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast. And if you'd like to support the show to help with running costs and keep the lights on, visit the shop or support page at  celebritycatchup.com.       ====== Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
29/09/21·49m 16s

Lisa and H from Steps - aka Pop legends!

Pop music royalty Lisa Scott-Lee and Ian "H" Watkins join Genevieve to reminisce about Steps' rise to fame and success - and talk about their lives in the years between the band splitting and since reuniting. The pair talk about living on £10 a week in the early days, Lisa's amazing performing arts academy and why she wishes her 2005 MTV reality show would disappear. While H teases their upcoming appearance on Ru Paul's Drag Race UK, promising it's an "iconic episode" and reveals his proudest achievement. Steps’ new album, What The Future Holds Pt 2, is out now on CD, digital download, vinyl and cassette. You can also catch them on tour - all the dates and venues are on their website - stepsofficial.co.uk.  You can also follow them on Instagram and Twitter @OfficialSteps.     =====    If you enjoyed this episode, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media so others can discover and enjoy it too.  You can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast. And if you'd like to support the show to help with running costs and keep the lights on, visit the shop or support page at  celebritycatchup.com.       ====== Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Take Me For A Ride courtesy Steps. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
15/09/21·44m 2s

Whigfield - aka Saturday Night queen

Dee dee na na na! Get ready to sing into your hairdryers and put your dancing shoes on as Sannie Carlson - better known as Whigfield - joins Genevieve to reminisce about her rise to fame with her '90s smash hit. She also talks about being in the Guinness Book of Records, performing to a BILLION people, why she released her last single anonymously (and then revealed herself after it hit #1) and food porn... Sannie will be performing at Mighty Hoopla in London on 4 September, as well as in Canada later in the month on the '90s Nostalgia tour and at the Biggest 90s Disco in Dublin in October. You can also follow Sannie on Instagram @whigfield or on Twitter and Facebook @realwhigfield. =====    If you enjoyed this episode, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media so others can discover and enjoy it too.  You can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast. And if you'd like to support the show to help with running costs and keep the lights on, find out more at celebritycatchup.com/support. ====== Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Saturday Night and Suga courtesy Whigfield. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
01/09/21·40m 50s

Season 3 teaser - aka Back again!

Genevieve's stopping by to let you know that series 3 of Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did will begin next week. Once again she'll be joined by a host of stars who were involved in much-loved TV, film and music of the 1980s to 2000s, to take you on a trip down memory lane and talk about how their lives unfolded after. Find out who the first guest will be and follow or subscribe now so you don't miss it - it's free! ============= You can find the podcast on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast. And if you'd like to support the show, find out more at celebritycatchup.com/support. ============= Produced and edited by Genevieve. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
25/08/21·1m 25s

Season 2 Best Bits - aka Memorable moments and lots of laughs

Join Genevieve as she picks out some memorable celebrity guest moments from Season 2.  Reminisce about American Pie, Clueless and Police Academy, and listen to some honest stories and lots of laughs. Find out why Luke Goss hates karaoke and hear the hilarious tales of Blue's mistaken identity with Donatella Versace and Nick Frost's unusual past-time of flushing cakes. **Please note there is some swearing in this episode** ===== If you enjoyed this episode, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media so others can discover and enjoy it too.  You can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast. And if you'd like to support the show, find out more at celebritycatchup.com/support. ====== Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
07/07/21·34m 13s

Luke Goss - aka '80s heartthrob-turned Renaissance man

Luke joins Genevieve to reminisce about his rise to fame in Bros, hysterical fans, being the youngest band to play Wembley Stadium and the blistered, bleeding hands that got him there. He also talks about the hard journey to becoming a Hollywood movie star, making films with Guillermo del Toro, the artwork collection he's created over the past year and his hopes for a Bros tour. **Please note there is mild swearing in this episode** You can find out more about Luke's artwork at lukegossart.com and on Instagram @thelukegoss. ===== If you enjoyed this episode, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media so others can discover and enjoy it too.  You can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast. And if you'd like to support the show, find out how you can donate to help keep it going at celebritycatchup.com/support. ====== Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
26/05/21·59m 26s

Antony Costa - aka British boyband royalty

Antony joins Genevieve to reminisce about his rise to fame in Blue - one of the UK's best-selling boy bands of the 2000s. He talks about his favourite memories, his mum running the band's fan club and the anxiety he felt being judged by the press. He also explains why he had to leave the band to be the person he wanted to be and why he loves being the underdog. **Please note there is mild swearing in this episode** You can hear Antony on the Last Word on Spurs podcast and find him on Instagram and Twitter @antonycosta. ===== If you enjoyed this episode, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media and tag the podcast for others to discover and enjoy it too.  ===== You can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast. And if you'd like to support the show, find out how you can donate to help keep it going at celebritycatchup.com. ====== Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
12/05/21·27m 17s

Parminder Nagra - aka Leicester's finest-turned Hollywood star

Parminder joins Genevieve to reminisce about making 2002 box office smash Bend It Like Beckham. She also talks about moving to Hollywood and starring in ER, her proudest role in Alcatraz and her latest sci-fi drama Intergalactic. Plus find out more about her portrait that hangs in a famous London gallery - and how she fell asleep while posing for it! Intergalactic starts on Sky and Now TV on 30 April, followed by 6 May on Sky Deutschland and 31 May on Sky Italia. **Please note there is mild swearing in this episode** ===== If you enjoyed this episode, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media and tag the podcast for others to discover and enjoy it too.  ===== You can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast. And if you'd like to support the show, find out how you can donate to help keep it going at celebritycatchup.com. ====== Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
28/04/21·55m 10s

Elisa Donovan - aka Clueless and Sabrina the Teenage Witch star

Elisa joins Genevieve to reminisce about playing Amber - Cher's nemesis - in the classic '90s teen movie and TV series. She also talks about being typecast, starring in Sabrina and how after it was cancelled, she had to lose everything to find herself again. Elisa's memoir, Wake Me When You Leave, is out in the US on 8 June and on 1 July in the UK - but you can pre-order it now on Amazon. You can also find Elisa on Instagram and Twitter @RedDonovan. ===== If you enjoyed this episode, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media and tag the podcast for others to discover and enjoy it too.  ===== You can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast. And if you'd like to support the show, find out more at celebritycatchup.com - where you can also leave me a voicemail message. ====== Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
14/04/21·33m 10s

Thomas Nicholas - aka American Pie's Kevin-turned musician and film-maker

Thomas joins Genevieve to reminisce about making American Pie and reveals he originally threw the script in the bin before accepting the role! He also talks about his new film Adverse opposite Mickey Rourke, playing for the troops with his band and sending his work into space. Adverse is out now in the US and will be opening the Ramsgate International Film Festival in June. Find out more at adversethefilm.com and ramsgateiftvfest.org. You can find Thomas on Twitter @TINBand, Instagram @tinband or at his website tinicholas.com, with more info on his music at tinicholas.com/music. ===== If you enjoyed this episode, don't keep it to yourself! Please tell a friend or share a screenshot on social media and tag the podcast for others to discover and enjoy it too.  ===== You can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast. And if you'd like to support the show, find out more at celebritycatchup.com - where you can also leave me a voicemail message. ====== Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
31/03/21·41m 43s

Michael Winslow - aka Police Academy's man of 10,000 noises

Michael joins Genevieve to reminisce about making the cult comedy Police Academy films. He also talks about making Spaceballs with Mel Brooks, providing the sound effects for video games, the noises that hurt and gives an update on the planned eighth Police Academy film. And of course, he demonstrates his phenomenal vocal skills! You can find Michael on: Twitter - @Noizey_Man, Facebook - @MichaelWinslowOfficial, Instagram - @michael_winslow, YouTube - @Michael Winslow and Twitch - @MichaelwinslowTV There's also the Michael Winslow fan club on Facebook. ===== If you enjoyed this episode please share it with a friend who may also like to have a listen, or share a screenshot on social media for others to discover it.  ===== You can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast. And if you'd like to support the podcast, find out more at celebritycatchup.com - where you can also leave me a voicemail message :) ====== Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
17/03/21·45m 43s

Nick Frost - aka British national treasure

Nick joins Genevieve to reminisce about making cult comedies Spaced and Shaun of the Dead. He also talks about the pressure of being a performer, cats, art, taking a nunchuck to the face - and the Hollywood blockbuster he turned down. *Please note this episode contains swearing. Nick’s latest comedy horror TV series Truth Seekers - as well as the brilliant Into the Badlands - are both available to watch on Amazon Prime Video. Go to celebritycatchup.com/shop for a free 30-day trial. ===== If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with a friend who may also like to have a listen, or leave a rating or review! You can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast. And if you'd like to support the podcast, find out more at celebritycatchup.com - where you can also leave me a voicemail message :) ============= Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
03/03/21·33m 33s

Glenn Medeiros - aka Nothing's gonna change his love for you

'80s teen heartthrob Glenn Medeiros joins Genevieve to reminisce about his rise to fame and his decision to change career and become a teacher. In a remarkably candid chat, he reveals his experience with the darker side of the music industry which he says was "the norm". On a more upbeat note, Glenn also talks about his cameo in Karate Kid 3 - and whether we can expect to see him in Season 4 of Cobra Kai. ===== If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with a friend who may also like to have a listen, or leave a rating or review! You can find me on Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod or Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast. And if you'd like to support the podcast, you find out more at celebritycatchup.com - where you can also leave me a voicemail message :) ============= Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
17/02/21·47m 10s

Diane Youdale - aka Jet from Gladiators

Gladiator ready! Everyone's favourite Gladiator, Jet, joins Genevieve to reminisce about her time on the hit '90s TV show. She also talks about why she quit the programme and how she swapped her lycra to become a psychotherapist - as well as offering some advice for anyone struggling during lockdown. ===== You can find Diane on Twitter @jet_loves  and Instagram @jetloves - and on her website dianeyoudale.co.uk And if you're a Gladiators fan, check out the Gladiators podcast - the-gladpod.simplecast.com ===== If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with a friend who may also like to have a listen, or leave a rating or review! You can find me on Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast or Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod. And if you'd like to support the podcast, find out how you can donate at celebritycatchup.com :) ============= Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
03/02/21·49m 6s

Season 2 teaser - aka We're back!

Happy new year! Genevieve's dropping by to let you know that series 2 of Celebrity Catch Up will be returning next week. Once again she'll be joined by a host of stars who were involved in much-loved TV, film and music of the 1980s to early '00s, to take you on a trip down memory lane. Find out who the first guest will be and subscribe now so you don't miss it! You can also check out the podcast's new website - celebritycatchup.com - where you can catch up on any episodes you may have missed, find out how you can support the podcast and say hello. ============= Produced and edited by Genevieve. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
27/01/21·1m 25s

Season 1 Best Bits - aka Highlights, unheard clips and bloopers

Join Genevieve as she picks out some of her favourite guest moments from Season 1. There'll also be some previously unheard clips - as well as a few bloopers! ===== If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with a friend who may also like to have a listen, or leave a rating or review! You can find me on Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast or Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod. And if you'd like to support the podcast, find out how you can donate at celebritycatchup.com :) ============= Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
02/12/20·23m 38s

Alan Ruck - aka Ferris Bueller and Succession star

Swing batter batter! Alan Ruck joins Genevieve to reminisce about making the film that shot him to fame - the '80s classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off.  He also talks about the "lumpy" career he's had leading up to his current role in HBO hit Succession, as well as the time he was given just days to live in 2001 after a dip in a dirty Jacuzzi... ===== If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with a friend who may also like to have a listen, or leave a rating or review! You can find me on Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast or Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod. And if you'd like to support the podcast, find out how you can donate at celebritycatchup.com :) ============= Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
11/11/20·51m 44s

Karyn Parsons aka Fresh Prince of Bel Air's Hilary

Bel Air's favourite weathergirl Karyn Parsons reminisces with Genevieve about her time on the Fresh Prince and talks about the show's legacy and recent 30th anniversary reunion. Karyn also talks about the amazing work she's been doing since to raise awareness of African American achievement through her non-profit foundation, Sweet Blackberry. ===== You can follow Karyn on Twitter @Karyn_Parsons. If you'd like to find out more about Sweet Blackberry or donate, visit sweetblackberry.org or @swtblackberry on Twitter. Karyn's book, How High The Moon is out now. Sweet Blackberry's Flying Free: How Bessie Coleman's Dreams Took Flight is released on 17 Dec 2020 ===== If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with a friend who may also like to have a listen, or leave a rating or review! You can find me on Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast or Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod. And if you'd like to support the podcast, find out how you can donate at celebritycatchup.com :) ============= Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
28/10/20·1h 7m

Dexter Fletcher - aka Press Ganger-turned director extraordinaire

Hold the front page! Dexter Fletcher joins Genevieve to talk about cult teen TV drama Press Gang. He reminisces about working on the show and reflects on its lasting impact, as well as whether it should be revived. Dexter also talks openly about his life and career after Press Gang, including his rise to becoming a sought-after Hollywood director - and the bumps he's had along the way. *Please note there is some mild swearing in this episode. ===== You can follow Dexter Fletcher on Twitter @Dexfletch ===== If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with a friend who may also like to have a listen! You can find me on Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast or Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod. And if you'd like to support the podcast, find out how you can donate at celebritycatchup.com :) ============= Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
14/10/20·48m 12s

Sir Tony Robinson - aka Sheriff of Nottingham-turned knight of the realm

Maid Marian fans rejoice! The Sheriff of Nottingham himself joins Genevieve to reminisce about the classic '90's kid's TV show. Sir Tony talks about the inspiration behind the comedy and plans to bring it back to our screens. He also talks about his love for history and reveals which historical figure he'd most like to write about. ===== You can follow Sir Tony Robinson on Twitter @Tony_Robinson Find out more about the Roald Dahl Marvellous Children’s Charity at roalddahl.com/charity ===== If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with a friend who may also like to have a listen! You can find me on Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast or Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod. And if you'd like to support the podcast, find out how you can donate at celebritycatchup.com :) ============= Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
30/09/20·32m 40s

Truth time - aka Why there's no guest this week...

Thanks to everyone that's been listening to the podcast so far - hope you've enjoyed reminiscing. In this brief update, Genevieve explains why there's no guest on the show this week - and the realities of making a celebrity interview podcast. ===== As ever, you can find us on Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast or Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod. And if you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy us a coffee - ko-fi.com/celebritycatchup :)  ============= Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
16/09/20·3m 13s

Right Said Fred's Richard Fairbrass - aka I'm Too Sexy for this podcast

Richard joins Genevieve for a fun-filled look back on the early success of Right Said Fred. He talks PVC outfits, performing on stage alongside a mannequin's leg and why he'll always love singing I'm Too Sexy. He also explains why he's shunned the fame game and why the band's most successful years were also the most bittersweet for him. *Please note there is some mild swearing in this episode. ===== You can check out Right Said Fred's new EP on Spotify - open.spotify.com/album/0jYinO28Jq2zBOZwMQQXPM and you can also find Richard and Fred on their website - rightsaidfred.com ===== In response to Richard's comments about his time on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, ITV said: "Richard didn't enter the Jungle for editorial reasons and we strongly refute any claims it had anything to do with his sexuality." You can also find out more information about beards and face masks: On the CDC website - cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/images/infographics/FacialHairWmaskLG.jpg On the NHS Employers website - nhsemployers.org/covid19/health-safety-and-wellbeing/supporting-staff-health-and-safety/infection-control ===== If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with a friend who may also like to have a listen! You can find me on Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast or Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod. And if you'd like to support the podcast, find out how you can donate at celebritycatchup.com :) ============= Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. I'm Too Sexy and Good Times Everybody courtesy of Right Said Fred. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
02/09/20·50m 30s

Lizo Mzimba - aka Newsround legend

Lizo joins Genevieve to reminisce about the 10 years he presented the BBC children's news programme. He talks about covering terror attacks, pantomime cow conventions - and the time Newsround banned Harry Potter star Rupert Grint from its website... He also reveals why he left the show, how its legacy still helps him out today with his current job and why entertainment and arts news isn't just fluffy nonsense. ===== You can follow Lizo on Twitter @lizo_mzimba and catch him on BBC News. ===== Hope you enjoyed this episode - if you did, please share it with a friend who may also like to have a listen! You can find me on Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast or Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod. And if you'd like to support the podcast, find out how you can donate at celebritycatchup.com :) ============= Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
19/08/20·57m 22s

AJ Langer - aka Rayanne Graff from My So-Called Life

AJ joins Genevieve to relive her time on the cult teen drama and talks about watching the show now with her daughter, whether it could come back today and of course, Jordan Catalano! She also talks about working with Wes Craven and how her life has changed since becoming the Countess of Devon in England - and not just because she now lives in a castle! ===== If you fancy a trip to Devon, why not take a tour of AJ’s home at Powderham Castle. Visit powderham.co.uk or @powderhamcastle on Twitter and Instagram for more details.  ===== Hope you enjoyed this episode - if you did, please share it with a friend who may also like to have a listen! You can find me on Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast or Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod. And if you'd like to support the podcast, find out how you can donate at celebritycatchup.com :) ============= Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
05/08/20·54m 45s

Lee MacDonald - aka Grange Hill's Zammo

Lee joins Genevieve to talk about their favourite Grange Hill memories, how Zammo was originally meant to be killed off in the show and why Lee wasn't allowed to sing on the famous Just Say No single. Lee also reveals his top tips for starting a business and talks about the devastating car crash that ended his boxing career. ===== When he's not acting, you can find Lee at his shop, Mentor Lock, in Wallington, Surrey. You can also follow him on Twitter @leemacdonald. ===== Hope you enjoyed this episode - if you did, please share it with a friend who may also like to have a listen! If you'd like to say hello or suggest a guest for future episodes, you can find me on Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast or Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod. And if you'd like to support the podcast, find out how you can donate at celebritycatchup.com :) ============= Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
22/07/20·33m 19s

Chesney Hawkes - aka The One And Only

Chesney and Genevieve reminisce about his success with The One and Only, his film debut opposite Roger Daltrey and how a fan once stole an interesting item from his house! We also talk about the difficult time he faced after being dropped by his record label, why he thinks the entertainment industry is failing young talent and the online concerts he’s been playing during lockdown. *Please note there is mild swearing in this episode. ===== Check out Chesney's Live & Unfiltered shows on his website chesneyhawkes.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @ChesneyHawkes and Instagram @chesneyhawkesofficial Find out more about Kiersty Rouge at ripplesofchange.foundation.  ===== Hope you enjoyed this episode - if you did, please share it with a friend who may also like to have a listen! If you'd like to say hello or suggest a guest for future episodes, you can find me on Instagram @celebritycatchuppodcast or Twitter @CelebCatchUpPod. And if you'd like to support the podcast, find out how you can donate at celebritycatchup.com :) ============= Music written and performed live by Chesney Hawkes. The One and Only given courtesy of Chesney Hawkes. Episode hosted, produced and edited by Genevieve. Theme music by Mark Savage @mrdiscopop
08/07/20·53m 55s

Introducing - Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did

Subscribe now to Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did - an unashamedly nostalgic interview series where entertainment journalist Genevieve reminisces with the stars of much-loved TV, movies and music of the 1980s-2000s and discovers how their lives unfolded - after that thing they did.    
05/07/20·1m 6s
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