Terribly Famous

Terribly Famous

By Wondery

Wouldn’t you love to be a famous? Money. Red carpets. Adoring fans. Did we mention the money? But you’re also on a tightrope. Because when everyone’s watching, you’re only one misstep away from it all going terribly wrong. It’s like Rihanna said: there's a long way to fall when you're so far from earth. Join hosts Anna Leong Brophy and Emily Lloyd-Saini in Wondery’s new show Terribly Famous, as they tell the stories of our most iconic stars. After all, it’s fun to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes – especially when they’re Manolos.

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Episodes

Katie Price's Reality Check | Being your best authentic self | 4

From multiple boob jobs to selling stories about every aspect of her life, Katie Price has done things her way. It got us thinking - what does being authentic actually mean? It's a biggie. And for this bonus episode, Emily and Anna grapple with the idea with Emily Bootle, author of This is Not Who I Am: Our Authenticity Obsession. At at time when we're constantly urged to 'live our truth', are we actually living in one of the most inauthentic times ever?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
27/02/24·29m 25s

Katie Price's Reality Check | Marriage and Mayhem | 3

Katie gets the biggest break of her career and meets the love of her life. But she soon finds out that holding on to your dreams is as much of a struggle as realising them.WARNING: This episode contains details of a miscarriage. The charity Miscarriage Association offers help to those that have lost a baby. You can find out more at https://www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk/The episode also deals with post-natal depression. PANDAS Foundation supports those experiencing perinatal mental illness. Go to https://pandasfoundation.org.uk/what-is-pnd/perinatal-mental-health/And there's some swearing too.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
20/02/24·57m 25s

Katie Price's Reality Check | Model Mum | 2

Katie's determined to prove she can give birth and stay at the top of the glamour game. Just ten days after her baby is born, she’s back in front of the cameras. But the press can’t handle seeing a new mum having a good time. And they seize on a lie that will rock Katie’s world.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
13/02/24·50m 12s

Katie Price's Reality Check | The Rise of Jordan | 1

Since her days as Britain's most popular pin-up, Katie Price’s career has been on a rollercoaster ride. And we’ve been watching every step of the way.In this three-part series, we tell the story of how the determined young glamour model hit the big time when she started sharing her world with a TV crew. But how selling access to every part of her life came at a personal cost.Warning: This episode contains discussion of a suicide attempt. If you or anyone you know needs advice regarding mental health, call Samaritans for free 24 hours a day from anywhere in Europe on 116 123 or visit https://www.samaritans.org/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/02/24·55m 54s

Naomi Campbell's Model Behaviour | The Model Maker | 4

Want to be a top model? Get Carole White on your side. As the co-founder of Premier Model Management, she's been at the beating heart of the modelling industry for 40 years. Carole has represented everyone from Naomi to Linda to Christy. In this episode, she sits down with Anna and Emily to draw back the curtain on the supermodel heyday, and to discuss why Naomi had a harder ride than most of her peers.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
30/01/24·37m 7s

Naomi Campbell's Model Behaviour | Role Model | 3

Naomi’s on the front cover of the latest British Vogue. She’s delighted when she spots the magazine in her local shop. But then she sees it. Just below the glossies, a newspaper with a picture of her on the front page. And a headline that’ll change her life.In this episode, we discuss drug addiction. If you or someone you know needs help with addiction issues, contact the support service, Frank day or night by calling 0300 123 6600 from within the UK, or go to https://www.talktofrank.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/01/24·46m 33s

Naomi Campbell's Model Behaviour | The Last Supermodel | 2

Naomi is about to have a spectacular tumble - and not just on the runway. Heartbreak and a gruelling schedule see her struggle to cope. And there’s a long way to fall when you’re one of the world’s top supermodels.This episode deals with drug abuse. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction contact the support service, Frank day or night by calling 0300 123 6600 from within the UK, or go to https://www.talktofrank.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/01/24·46m 32s

Naomi Campbell's Model Behaviour | Cover Girl | 1

Naomi Campbell is a fashion icon, still killing it on the catwalk in her fifties. To some, she’s a role model. But it wasn’t always that way. In this three-part series, we’ll tell the story of how a young Black model scaled the heights of the fashion world, but had to fight to get treated right. Until that fight spilled over into an anger she couldn’t control.This episode contains a description of sexual assault. If you're in England or Wales and have been affected by any form of sexual violence or abuse, support is available 24/7. Call 0808 500 2222 orvisit https://247sexualabusesupport.org.uk.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/01/24·54m 44s

The Two Sides of Robbie Williams | Take Two | 4

It's now or never for Robbie. He's finally clean and he needs it to stay that way. But moving forward means atoning for all the hurt he’s caused, and his first apology is the hardest of all.If you or someone you know needs help with drugs, contact the support service, Frank, day or night by calling 0300 123 6600 from within the UK, or go https://www.talktofrank.com/.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/01/24·52m 50s

A Terribly Festive Panto | 1

Oh yes it is! A festive special complete with giants, ugly sisters and possibly a golden goose. Star of Ghosts and Stath Lets Flats, Kiell Smith-Bynoe joins Emily and Anna as they put together their dream celeb pantomime line-up. And Kiell explains why only one part of his body will be visible on stage.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
26/12/23·30m 42s

The Two Sides of Robbie Williams | Breaking In America | 3

Everyone wants a piece of Robbie Williams. Hounded by UK paparazzi, our superstar moves to Los Angeles. No one knows who he is there. Apart from the British press who’ve followed him. There’s only one thing for it, Robbie thinks. It’s time to hang up his microphone - for good.This episode contains details of alcohol and drug abuse. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction contact the support service, Frank, day or night by calling 0300 123 6600 from within the UK, or go to https://www.talktofrank.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
19/12/23·48m 50s

The Two Sides of Robbie Williams | Come Undone | 2

Rob’s smash hit Angels has sent his solo career stratospheric. He should be over the moon. But the pressure is suffocating. Night after night, he hides in the wings, desperately summoning the rampaging ego of his onstage persona - trying to turn "Rob" into “Robbie Williams”.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
12/12/23·46m 41s

The Two Sides of Robbie Williams | Angels and Demons | 1

A British original. Part showman, part show-off, he was born to entertain you. In this series, we follow Robbie Williams' transformation from 16-year-old backing singer to fully-fledged solo superstar. But behind his over-the-top on-stage persona, there's Rob: an everyday Northern bloke - who needs a lot of TLC.This episode features descriptions of alcohol and drug abuse. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, contact the support service, Frank day or night by calling 0300 123 6600 from within the UK, or go to https://www.talktofrank.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
05/12/23·47m 39s

The Reinventions of Lily Allen | Secrets of a Showbiz Reporter | 5

As one of the Daily Mirror's notorious '3am Girls', Clemmie Moodie was at the heart of celebrity gossip in the noughties. She reveals the lengths she went to for a scoop, and how the rules have changed over what the tabloids can, can't and shouldn't say. Plus she tells us exactly why Lily Allen got so much press attention.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/11/23·32m 47s

The Reinventions of Lily Allen | Finding Lily | 4

Lily is trying to put the pieces of her life back together. But recovery isn't easy when it feels like the world is watching her every move. And then, late one night in October, one of the people watching turns out to be a very real threat.This episode includes details of stalking, sexual assault and mental illness. If you or someone you know is being stalked, you can contact Paladin, the national stalking advocacy service at https://www.paladinservice.co.uk or call on 020 3866 4107.For support with mental health, go to https://www.mind.org.uk.And if you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or substance abuse then you can contact https://www.turning-point.co.uk.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/11/23·38m 40s

The Reinventions of Lily Allen | Mrs Lily Rose Cooper | 3

Lily's done with fame. She's quit the music business and is clean and sober. But the press don't want a new, improved Lily - they want wild Lily. And they're not going to stop hounding her, even in the face of tragedy.This episode tackles very serious subjects, including stillbirth and drug and alcohol abuse. If you or anyone you know is struggling with addiction, you can contact https://www.talktofrank.com/Sands offers help to anyone that has lost a baby: https://www.sands.org.uk/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/11/23·45m 2s

The Reinventions of Lily Allen | Wild Child | 2

Lily’s taking her music career into her own hands. Literally. She’s sitting on the floor, cutting out homemade CD covers and drawing on them in pen. This time, she’s doing things her way and it feels great. But as she prepares to share her new sound with the world, Lily wonders whether the world will listen.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/11/23·40m 0s

The Reinventions of Lily Allen | Nepo Baby | 1

Lily Allen has strong opinions. But there’s one thing she wasn’t always so sure about: who she wanted to be. In this four-part series, we’ll tell the story of how this West London wild child had to dig deep - and reach some dark places - to find out who she really is.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
31/10/23·44m 59s

Zayn's Own Direction | Best Fans Ever | 3

From Elvis to the boys of 1D, every megastar needs their fans. In this episode, author and fandom expert Hannah Ewens unpacks the devotion of superfans. From the scientific reason most megafans are teenage girls to the way fandoms vary between countries, it's a lot more than just screaming and hiding in bins.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
23/10/23·42m 13s

Zayn's Own Direction | Finding His Way | 2

Zayn is full of doubts after walking away from One Direction. What if leaving 1D was the most stupid decision of his life? What if he'll forever be known as 'the guy who used to be in that band’? It doesn’t help that his dad’s thinking the same. Zayn’s going to do whatever it takes to show his parents - and the world - that he can go it alone.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
16/10/23·55m 37s

Zayn's Own Direction | The Boy From Bradford | 1

Zayn Malik seems to have it all. The fans, money and fame that come with being part of world's biggest boyband. But one night Zayn walks off the stage and out of the band. Behind the scenes, he’s not sure who he is anymore. And there’s only one way to find out.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
09/10/23·56m 47s

Victoria Beckham vs The Critics | The Guardian’s Joe Stone on how the Spice Girls changed his life | 5

Joe Stone fell in love with the Spice Girls aged nine, went into journalism just so he could meet them and ended up interviewing all five. What he doesn't know about Victoria and her transformation from pop star to fashion designer is, frankly, not worth knowing. Did we mention he has a shrine to her too?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
02/10/23·31m 55s

Victoria Beckham vs The Critics | It’s Not the End | 4

Victoria can't win over the tabloids. They write off her fashion label as a loss-making vanity project. But the fashion world? It knows talent when it sees it. And it’s taking notice, one chic midi dress at a time.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
25/09/23·50m 51s

Victoria Beckham vs The Critics | Make It Fashion | 3

Victoria finds joy dabbling in fashion, but she can hear the sneers of the “real” fashionistas. They want the pop star to stay in her lane. But that only makes Victoria dream bigger. Next stop: Paris Fashion Week.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
18/09/23·45m 54s

Victoria Beckham vs The Critics | Posh & Becks | 2

As the Spice Girls start to unravel, Posh has to carve out her own path. What next for the girl who never quite felt at ease in music? She's not sure, but there is one thing she’s certain about: this time, she wants to be known as Victoria Beckham.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
11/09/23·46m 13s

Victoria Beckham vs The Critics | Wannabe | 1

Victoria Beckham has come a long way since her days as a popstar. Now, she’s a style icon with a multi-million pound fashion and beauty empire. But for a long time there wasn’t a single thing Victoria could get right in the eyes of her critics.In this four-part series, we’ll tell the story of how one determined and ambitious young woman hit the big time with her four best friends. But she had to dig deep to uncover the real meaning of girl power, and get the respect she wants and deserves.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/09/23·47m 42s

Loving Adele | Music journalist Jude Rogers on meeting Adele before and after fame | 5

Journalist and music critic Jude Rogers first interviewed the star right at the beginning of her career. She takes Anna and Emily inside those meetings, from the time the ambitious 19-year-old shared her nervousness about the scrutiny fame would bring, to the shocking moment Adele revealed her “very uncool” role model. Now a global chart-topper, has she changed? And what’s next for the Londoner who conquered America - and the world?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/08/23·31m 15s

Loving Adele | Becoming | 4

The girl from Tottenham is now a global superstar, but behind the scenes her private life is unravelling. A painful divorce is followed by some devastating news. Both onstage and off, Adele comes to learn an invaluable lesson: sometimes the only way to move forward is to start over.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/08/23·39m 27s

Loving Adele | A New Threat | 3

Adele faces the terrifying threat of losing her voice through high-risk but vital throat surgery. Forced to step out of the limelight to recover, she experiences the more normal life she has been craving. It's a blessing in disguise: Adele falls in love and finds stability. But soon, a new threat looms.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/08/23·42m 4s

Loving Adele | Turning 21 | 2

Adele is on the rise, turning heartbreak into hits. She’s already a household name in the UK and now she’s on her way in the US too. It’s a sensational journey, what she’d dreamed of as a kid. But fame - especially when it came so fast and is carrying her so far - brings both gifts and problems. Can she stay grounded and give her fans the music they crave? It’s a lot for one girl to manage but she’s not doing too badly. Until a catastrophe threatens to derail everything.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/08/23·43m 15s

Loving Adele | London Girl | 1

Welcome to Terribly Famous, a new podcast from Wondery which takes you right inside the lives of our most iconic stars. Over this first series, we’ll uncover the rocky road to super-stardom of Britain’s home-grown diva, Adele.She’s a cheeky London girl with an infectious laugh and a potty mouth. She’s inspired by trauma and heartbreak to write songs. And she’s inspired by stars like Etta James and Nina Simone to sing them. But when her talent makes her a sensation almost overnight, she has to find a way to keep the sensitivity that connects her to her fans from becoming a vulnerability that could destroy her. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
31/07/23·43m 34s

Introducing: Terribly Famous

Terribly Famous premieres on Tuesday 1st August. You can listen early and ad-free by subscribing to Wondery+ in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/07/23·1m 42s
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