4 episodes

Tony Bellew is angry, and he can't take it out in the boxing ring anymore. So, he's going toe-to-toe with a guest to find out what makes them angry and how they deal with it.

Tony Bellew Is Angry BBC Radio 5 live

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 67 Ratings

Tony Bellew is angry, and he can't take it out in the boxing ring anymore. So, he's going toe-to-toe with a guest to find out what makes them angry and how they deal with it.

    Ricky Gervais

    Ricky Gervais

    Former world champion boxer Tony Bellew meets one of his comedy heroes as he gets to ask Ricky Gervais what makes him angry.

    From people eating loudly in restaurants, to waiters sniffing, men yawning loudly on aeroplanes to seeing dogs being yanked on the lead, Ricky admits small things make him angry every day.

    He reveals what happened 30 years ago that made him the angriest he’s ever been and why an incident with his mum and brother helped turn him into an animal activist. To Tony’s surprise Ricky also turns out to be a fan of his and describes a charity boxing match as the hardest thing he’s ever done. Packed with laughs and surprises, you don’t want to miss this episode.

    Producer: Mike Holt
    Booker: Charlie Copsey
    Social Media: Lucy Oliva
    Executive Producer: Alice Lloyd

    An Orion Publishing Group production for BBC 5 Live and BBC Sounds.

    • 57 min
    Wayne Rooney

    Wayne Rooney

    Former world champion boxer Tony Bellew goes toe-to-toe with a guest to find out what really winds them up and how they deal with it.

    Up next is none other than footballing legend and Derby County manager Wayne ‘Wazza’ Rooney.

    Tony used to watch Wazza play for his beloved Everton and has been a fan and a mate for years. Guess what? Like Tony, he’s no stranger to anger.

    They chat about their kids annoying them, press intrusion, kicking holes through doors, former managers Sir Alex Ferguson, Louis van Gaal and David Moyes, and why Rooney wrote his transfer request to Manchester United on the back of a napkin.

    Producer: Chessie Bent
    Audio editing: Mike Holt
    Booker: Charlie Copsey
    Social Media: Lucy Oliva
    Executive Producer: Alice Lloyd

    An Orion Publishing Group production for BBC 5 Live and BBC Sounds.

    • 58 min
    James English

    James English

    James English is the host of mega podcast Anything Goes, but in a previous life he was a professional footballer, a model and an addict.

    In this episode former boxing world champ Tony Bellew sits down for a frank and honest chat with James about how much of his life has been shaped by anger - from a tough childhood to a spell in prison, through drink, drugs and a gambling addiction. He also reveals what his sister and a pair of hair tongs had to do with his angriest moment and how an ex-girlfriend changed his life forever by leaving a certain book on the bed and walking out the door.

    If you’ve been affected by the issues discussed in this episode there's help and support available at www.bbc.co.uk/actionline

    Producer: Mike Holt
    Booker: Charlie Copsey
    Social Media: Lucy Oliva
    Executive Producer: Alice Lloyd

    An Orion Publishing Group production for BBC 5 Live and BBC Sounds.

    • 45 min
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    Tony Bellew is the world champion boxer who beat David Haye twice in front of an audience of millions. He's known to a generation of film fans as Ricky Conlan, the villain in the Rocky reboot Creed. He’s an Everton-supporting dad of four boys who loves stand-up comedy.

    But Tony Bellew is also angry. Quite a lot. When you’re a boxer that’s no bad thing. But now he’s not punching people for a living he’s wondering what to do when the red mist comes down.

    In this podcast, Tony gets together with different guests to talk about times in their lives when they’ve been really angry. They could be life-changing pivotal moments or the day-to-day stuff that gets us all riled. Tony finds out how they have dealt with it, what they've learnt and see if along the way he can get some tips on dealing with his own anger. Expect tears, laughter, anger (obviously) and some stories from his guests that you won’t have heard before!

    Credits: Producer Mike Holt
    Guest Booker: Charlie Copsey
    Social Media: Lucy Oliva
    Executive Producer: Alice Lloyd

    An Orion Publishing Group production for BBC 5 Live and BBC Sounds.

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

Paul Nicol 78 ,

Brilliant 2 Episodes

Throughly enjoyed watching the bombers career and was one of my favourite fighters..first 2 episodes are raw and just quite simply a listening pleasure!! 👍👌

Diffkdffofkdd ,

BBC shame

Tony Bellew is such a great bloke it’s a real shame to see him working for the BBC.
They are using you to try and launder their image Tony, walk away while you still have your reputation and morals intact.

MosheBTC ,

Great podcast

But lose the " I'm angry theme " it's cringe goes from serious chat to you losing your temper with a jumper and guests falling out with their sisters .

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