Former footballer Ian Wright is adored and revered by millions of people, but as a result of his traumatic childhood he hasn’t always recognised or trusted his success. The victim of domestic abuse as a child, Ian has spent the past few years bravely delving into his past experiences, both personally, and for a BBC documentary that he hopes will help others feel supported. In this chat with Fearne Ian is incredibly introspective about what he’s learnt about feeling anger and accepting love over his lifetime.
Ian Wright: Home Truths airs on the BBC on May 6th at 9pm, and will also be available on BBC iPlayer for you to watch in your own time.
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Content warning: this episode includes conversations about domestic abuse.
In the UK, the National Centre for Domestic Violence can be reached www.ncdv.org.uk or 0800 9702070
The Hampton Trust can be found https://hamptontrust.org.uk
Safe Lives can be found https://safelives.org.uk/node/7