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Katie Piper, writer, broadcaster and star of Strictly Come Dancing 2018, brings stories that will inspire you, making you laugh and cry. Katie chats with inspirational people who have turned incredible adversity into powerful positivity. A Somethin' Else production.

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Katie Piper, writer, broadcaster and star of Strictly Come Dancing 2018, brings stories that will inspire you, making you laugh and cry. Katie chats with inspirational people who have turned incredible adversity into powerful positivity. A Somethin' Else production.

    Two Years of Extraordinary People: Part 2

    Two Years of Extraordinary People: Part 2

    It's the second and final part of celebrating two years of Katie Piper’s Extraordinary People! We've been taking a look back at some particularly special moments with some truly inspirational guests. In this episode, writer Bella Mackie explains how she deals with her anxiety, the late presenter EJ Osbourne opens up about coming out as transgender, Jameela Jamil shares her experiences of staying resilient in the face of media scrutiny, and recovering addict DJ Fat Tony discusses the 'rise, and fall, and rise again' of his career, and how he's managed to find simple pleasures in lockdown.
     
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    • 33 min
    Two Years of Extraordinary People: Part 1

    Two Years of Extraordinary People: Part 1

    It’s officially two years of Katie Piper’s Extraordinary People! In that time, over fifty incredible guests have opened up about their personal journey, with their stories involving anything from trauma, to recovery, to success. As this year has been so difficult for so many, we wanted to look back at the moments that left us feeling uplifted and inspired. In this episode, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill shares how her athletics background has helped her face other challenges in life, Manchester Arena bombing survivor Freya Lewis explains how she’s dealt with life after trauma, Busted’s Matt Willis talks about how he manages his demons after dealing with fame at a young age, and TV chef Nadiya Hussain explains how she deals with anxiety.
     
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    Nikki Lilly is extraordinary!

    Nikki Lilly is extraordinary!

    Nikki Lilly is an award-winning presenter and vlogger, with an Emmy, a BAFTA and over one million YouTube subscribers to her name. She’s presented several of her own CBBC shows, and even has a book on the way 'Come on Life'. It’s a phenomenal set of achievements, made even more amazing by the fact that she’s only 16 years old. It’s what Nikki gives back that makes her truly inspiring. As a child, she displayed symptoms of what was later diagnosed as Arteriovenous Malformation. She’s endured more than 70 operations to treat it, and at just nine years old she set up the Butterfly AVM Charity to help others and raise awareness. In this conversation, Nikki explains what real beauty means to her, how she overcomes her darkest days, plus Nikki and Katie share their respective experiences of living with a visible difference.
     
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    Andrea McLean is extraordinary!

    Andrea McLean is extraordinary!

    TV presenter, journalist and writer Andrea McLean is also a much-loved panellist on Loose Women, who we're used to hearing open up about her personal life and experiences. However, when Andrea experienced a breakdown, she kept it private from the public - until now. Ahead of the release of her book ’This Girl Is On Fire’, detailing the cause and aftermath of her struggles, Andrea shares her story.
     
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    Jameela Jamil is extraordinary!

    Jameela Jamil is extraordinary!

    Actress, activist, TV presenter, writer and self-proclaimed ‘feminist-in-progress’, Jameela Jamil, opens up about how she overcame trauma at various stages of her life, now using her platform to amplify the voices of others via her I Weigh movement. In this incredibly frank conversation she shares how her ‘high hopes, low expectations’ mentality took her from being a television presenter in the UK, to becoming the star of the hit US sitcom The Good Place. She’s certainly lived an extraordinary life.
     
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    • 46 min
    Stephanie Yeboah is extraordinary!

    Stephanie Yeboah is extraordinary!

    Stephanie Yeboah is an author, public speaker, and role model for so many. Over the past 11 years, she's built up an online following as an advocate for self-love, whilst sharing her honest, and sometimes brutal experiences as a plus-size black woman. Katie and Stephanie catch up ahead of the release of Stephanie’s debut book ‘Fattily Ever After: A Black Fat Girls’ Guide to Living Life Unapologetically’, discussing the ‘acceptable fat’ shape, how brands could improve their diversity and inclusivity, and Stephanie’s viral article, titled ‘I Found Out The Guy I Was Dating Did It For A Dare’.
     
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