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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.

    Elizabeth Day is extraordinary!

    Elizabeth Day is extraordinary!

    Writer and podcast chart-topping sensation, Elizabeth Day is Katie's guest this week. On her podcast ‘How To Fail’, Elizabeth meets guests ranging from Phoebe Waller Bridge to Alistair Campbell to Lily Allen, breaking down how they’ve learned from their personal failures. The podcast led to her Sunday Times bestseller book, also called How To Fail, and in October she released her latest book ‘Failosophy: a handbook for when things go wrong’. As we move into a year where things will continue to not go as planned, Elizabeth is the perfect guest to start 2021. In this episode, Elizabeth discusses how she took ownership of failures in her life, sharing how she learned to let go of her 5-year-plan, and explains how we can employ her ’seven key principles of failure’ in our own lives.
     
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    Paloma Faith is extraordinary!

    Paloma Faith is extraordinary!

    Paloma Faith is one of life’s grafters. Having worked since she was just 14, in jobs ranging from retail to a magician’s assistant, Paloma has worked her way up to becoming the BRIT Award-winning Popstar that we know and love today. She now has five top-ten albums under her belt, including her brand new release ‘Infinite Things’, which she engineered and recorded herself from home during the pandemic. Paloma and Katie talk work ethics, learning to be confident, and about the lessons that Paloma is passing on to her young daughter.
     
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    Adam Kay is extraordinary!

    Adam Kay is extraordinary!

    Former doctor, and author of 'This Is Going To Hurt' Adam Kay is this week’s guest. After six years in the medical profession, Adam moved on to a career in writing, and in response to the 2015 junior doctors contract dispute, turned his medical journals into what became a Sunday Times bestseller. 'This Is Going To Hurt' sold an incredible 2.5 million copies, making it the bestselling nonfiction title of the decade. His stories are now being adapted into a BBC drama, starring Ben Whishaw. In this episode, Adam shares his thoughts on the outpouring of love for the NHS since the pandemic, he tells Katie all about his new children’s book ‘Kay’s Anatomy’, and he shares what happened when he finally faced Jeremy Hunt.
     
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    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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    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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