9 episodes

Rickie (KISS, MTV, BBC) and producer James (MTV, Universal) are joined by a different personality from popular culture each week.

Chatting to their friends from the worlds of music, sport, broadcasting and business, find out what it takes to get to the top and how you can learn from their hits and their misses.

Each episode sees The Motto make a £ donation from the money it generates to the charity of the guest’s choice.

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    • 4.8 • 22 Ratings

Rickie (KISS, MTV, BBC) and producer James (MTV, Universal) are joined by a different personality from popular culture each week.

Chatting to their friends from the worlds of music, sport, broadcasting and business, find out what it takes to get to the top and how you can learn from their hits and their misses.

Each episode sees The Motto make a £ donation from the money it generates to the charity of the guest’s choice.

    EPISODE 8: Joel Dommett

    EPISODE 8: Joel Dommett

    Joel Dommett is a Comedian, Presenter and writer from the UK. He first appeared on screens as an actor in shows including Skins and Casualty. He found his true vocation however when he tried stand up comedy, and has now performed at multiple Edinburgh Festivals, appeared on all the top comedy TV shows and has headlined his own nationwide tour.


    Away from stand up, Joel hosted MTV News for a year, a live Made In Chelsea spin off and in 2016 entered the jungle as a contestant on ITV's hit series 'I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here'. Having finished a hugely popular runner up, Joel returned in 2017 as co-host of the spin off show on ITV2.


    We spoke to Joel days after he got back from Australia, as he prepares to release his first book 'It's Not Me, It's Them' at the start of 2018.


    In this honest/funny interview (if we do say so ourselves) you’ll hear:


    • What life is like in the jungle (both in camp and in studio)
    • How he got catfished
    • How he first got in to comedy 
    • How he dealt withe being let go by MTV
    • How he planned on proposing to his girlfriend THAT EVENING!
    • The Motto he lives he life by


    And of course which charity he chose for us to donate our sponsorship money to on his behalf.


    Go to Joel's website to book tickets for his tour and to pre-order his book.


    Don’t forget you can WATCH these interviews on YouTube.


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    • 59 min
    EPISODE 7: Osi Umenyiora

    EPISODE 7: Osi Umenyiora

    Osi Umenyiora is a London born former NFL Defensive End with the New York Giants and Atlanta Falcons.


    Over a 12 season career Osi won two Super Bowls and still holds many records including the Giants franchise record for most sacks in one game.


    He now spends his time in Notting Hill with his wife of 5 years – a former winner of Miss Universe. Osi has also one a prestigious RTS Broadcast Award for his work on the BBC’s NFL show alongside Mark Chapman and Jason Bell.


    You can catch the NFL Show on Saturday nights at 11.50 after Match Of The Day.
     
    In this interview you’ll hear:


    ·     How he handled the transition from London to Alabama via Nigeria.
    ·     Living in New York as a famous young guy amongst the likes of 50 Cent and Diddy
    ·     The craziest purchase(s) he made
    ·     His views on an NFL time moving to London
    ·     The Motto he lives his life by


    And of course which charity he chose for us to donate our sponsorship money to on her behalf.


    Don’t forget you can WATCH these interviews on YOUTUBE.


    Please take the time to subscribe and leave us a rating and review.


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    • 37 min
    EPISODE 6: Trevor Nelson

    EPISODE 6: Trevor Nelson

    Trevor Nelson MBE is a DJ and broadcaster from Hackney, London.

    As a pioneer in the urban scene, Trevor started his broadcasting career at then pirate station Kiss FM going onto A&R artists such as D’Angelo and Lynden David Hall.

    In 1996, Trevor moved to BBC Radio 1 to present the first ever national RNB show ‘The Rhythm Nation’, presenting the Saturday slot 7-9pm for a further 17 years.

    1998, Trevor joined MTV to devise, develop and host their flagship R&B show ‘The Lick’. The show aired for 11 years on MTV Base making it the longest running show on the channel. In that time Trevor hosted the first ever MTV Africa Awards from Abuja, Nigeria.

    He has released 10 compilation albums, won numerous plaudits including 4 MOBOS, and an MBE for his work with the millennium volunteers.

    In 2010 he was awarded the special gold lifetime achievement award for his services to broadcasting at the Sony Radio Academy Awards.

    Trevor currently broadcasts across 2 radio networks: Weekends on 1Xtra Saturday-Sunday 4pm-7pm and on Radio 2 Trevor Nelson’s Rhythm Nation every Saturday 8pm-10pm.

    In this interview you’ll hear:

    • How and when he fell in love with music
    • About his journey from pirate to prime time radio
    • How he joined, and left MTV
    • Why he is the happiest he’s ever been
    • The Motto he lives his life by

    And of course which charity he chose for us to donate our sponsorship money to on her behalf.

    Don’t forget you can WATCH these interviews on YouTube by searching for The Motto Podcast.

    Please take the time to subscribe and leave us a rating and review.

    Enjoy!

     
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    • 48 min
    EPISODE 5: WAYNE LINEKER

    EPISODE 5: WAYNE LINEKER

    Wayne Lineker is an entrepreneur, TV personality and charity ambassador. Businesses he is involved with include Lineker’s Bars, The Skinny Kitchen, Essex House and Ocean Beach in Ibiza – where we recorded this interview.

    He is the brother of former England football captain turned TV host Gary Lineker.

    In this interview you’ll hear:

    • How he was trained with Leicester City as a kid
    • How he got into hospitality and nightlife
    • His time on TOWIE
    • His experience of celeb guests at Ocean including Ed Sheeran and Dan Bilzerian
    • His relationship with Gary
    • The Motto he lives his life by

    And of course which charity he chose for us to donate our sponsorship money to on her behalf.

    Don’t forget you can WATCH these interviews on YouTube by searching for The Motto Podcast.

    Please take the time to subscribe and leave us a rating and review.

    Enjoy!

     
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    • 25 min
    EPISODE 4: Melvin Odoom

    EPISODE 4: Melvin Odoom

    Melvin Odoom is a broadcaster and TV personality from London by way of Ghana. He is the presenting partner of our very own Rickie Haywood-Williams.

    Together they host the award-winning daily KISS breakfast radio show with Charlie Hedges.

    On TV Melvin has appeared on MTV (Digs), BBC (Strictly Come Dancing, Big Ben Live, Sweat The Small Stuff), ITV (Bang On The Money, Xtra Factor, MOBO Awards), Channel 4 (Lego Masters), 4 Music, Sky 1 and many more.

    Early mornings are not alien to Melvin — as a staple for the CBBC audience, Melvin was presenting Swap Shop with Basil Brush in 2008 on Saturday mornings, alongside his days of playing various characters for the long running and BAFTA award winning Dick and Dom in the Bungalow. In fact, CBBC’s spin off show Slammer, which also won a BAFTA in 2007, would not have been complete without Melvin’s theatrical talents as a desperate inmate trying to escape.

    Melvin studied media and drama at A-Level and gained a Media Performance and Radio degree from university, where he met comrade Rickie.

    A child actor, Melvin performed in a number of theatre productions and even gave speeches to governors for youth council. 

    In this interview you’ll hear:

    • How he and Rickie first met
    • How he got in to broadcasting
    • How he felt to go out first on Strictly
    • What he thinks is next for the pair
    • The Motto he lives his life by

    And of course which charity he chose for us to donate our sponsorship money to on her behalf.

    Don’t forget you can WATCH these interviews on YouTube by searching for The Motto Podcast.

    Please take the time to subscribe and leave us a rating and review.

    Enjoy!

     
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    • 53 min
    EPISODE 3: Vicky Pattison

    EPISODE 3: Vicky Pattison

    Vicky Pattison is the Newcastle native who started her on-screen career as one of the original housemates in MTV’s hit reality series ‘Geordie Shore’. As the most articulate and honest character she outgrew the show, and - after appearing in the inaugural run of Ex On The Beach - left MTV and appeared on ITV’s hit format ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’.

    The UK public voted in their millions and crowned Vicky queen of the jungle, raising her profile immeasurably. The following year she went back to the jungle to host the spin off show on ITV2, a gig that led to a stint as panelist on ‘Loose Women’.

    Throughout this rapid ascent she has become a darling of the tabloid press – enduring both the positive and negative sides of modern fame on social media. As a business woman Vicky has a partnership with Ann Summers, launched a clothing line and a chart topping fitness DVD, and has her own supplement range.

    In this honest interview you’ll hear:

    • How/why she signed up for Geordie Shore
    • The state of her friendships with former housemates
    • The effect that negative comments online have on her
    • The latest on her wedding (and hen do!)
    • The Motto she lives her life by

    And of course which charity she chose for us to donate our sponsorship money to on her behalf.

    Don’t forget you can WATCH these interviews on YouTube by searching for The Motto Podcast.

    Please take the time to subscribe and leave us a rating and review.

    Enjoy!

     
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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Dansan2015 ,

Wayne Lineker

Was great working with you mate. Really enjoyed it. You are awesome and a natural. Wayne x

Lisaloulou81 ,

Great interviews!

Really relaxed yet insightful interviews. The guests seem to be very comfortable and honest which enables the listener to get an holistic view of them.

sammy222fulham ,

Top Stuff

Fantastic guests and Rickie is an excellent interviewer. Can't wait for the next episodes!

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