27 episodes

Back From Reality is a new weekly podcast in which host, Gabrielle Scawthorn, chats with a different guest each week from the world of reality television. Each conversation will cover the highs and lows of the reality TV experience, how their lives have changed as a result, and what it's like to come Back From Reality.

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    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Back From Reality is a new weekly podcast in which host, Gabrielle Scawthorn, chats with a different guest each week from the world of reality television. Each conversation will cover the highs and lows of the reality TV experience, how their lives have changed as a result, and what it's like to come Back From Reality.

    Gabrielle Scawthorn (Fresh Meat)

    Gabrielle Scawthorn (Fresh Meat)

    The tables are turned in this special season one finale as guest host Matthew Backer interviews Back From Reality's very own Gabrielle Scawthorn about her experience on Channel V's Fresh Meat!

    WARNING: This episode contains references to eating disorders and self harm which may be triggering for some people. Listener discretion is advised.

    This podcast was made with the support of the Arts Council England National Lottery Projects Grants.

    • 51 min
    Liz Jelléy (Farmer Wants A Wife)

    Liz Jelléy (Farmer Wants A Wife)

    Liz Jelléy was a contestant on the 2020 season of Farmer Wants A Wife. Liz got in touch with Gab after listening to her interview with reality TV psychologist Mark Mathieson. Liz was under Mark's care during her time on Farmer Wants A Wife and felt that some of what was said in that interview was misrepresentative of her experience on the show. We invited Liz on to share her perspective.

    This podcast was made with the support of the Arts Council England National Lottery Projects Grants.

    • 31 min
    Teddy Briggs (Love Island Australia)

    Teddy Briggs (Love Island Australia)

    Gab chats with Teddy Briggs! Teddy was a contestant on season one of Love Island Australia, entering on day 21 before being dumped from the villa on day 36. In this interview Teddy opens up about his hard partying life post Love Island, and his journey to finding some balance in his life again after the show.

    This is also our final episode for 2021, while we take a few weeks off over Christmas. Gab will be back with the last few episodes of season one in the new year.

    This podcast was made with the support of the Arts Council England National Lottery Projects Grants.

    • 43 min
    Reece Hignell (MasterChef Australia)

    Reece Hignell (MasterChef Australia)

    Gabrielle chats with MasterChef Australia contestant, Reece Hignell. Reece first appeared in season 10 of MasterChef Australia in 2018 finishing in sixth place. Earlier this year, he returned to the MasterChef kitchen, during the height of the COVID-19 lockdown, eventually placing fifth in the all-star season of the toughest cooking show in the country.

    This podcast was made with the support of the Arts Council England National Lottery Projects Grants.

    • 38 min
    Michael Chakraverty (The Great British Bake Off)

    Michael Chakraverty (The Great British Bake Off)

    Gabrielle chats with Michael Chakraverty from season 10 of The Great British Bake Off. In this wide-ranging conversation, Gab and Michael cover everything from anxiety, gender, the queerness of baking, and online bullying, all the way through to Paul Hollywood manhandling a lemon drizzle.

    This podcast was made with the support of the Arts Council England National Lottery Projects Grants.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Alexander Tomisich (Beauty and the Geek)

    Alexander Tomisich (Beauty and the Geek)

    Gab chats with Alexander Tomisich from season 6 of Beauty and The Geek, Australia. This is the classic tale of a young, 18-year-old dungeon master who was flown to Vegas, paired up with a beauty queen, waxed to within an inch of his life, then forced to wear a fishing vest and  bare his manhood in a Vegas showroom alongside an all-male strip group.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Coop.bloop ,

Love it!

I love this podcast, the interviews are great, the guests are great, it’s very thoughtful. Even if you don’t know the star being interviewed, you’ll want to hear what they have to say.

KyleMPalmer ,

What a fantastic idea for a podcast

Love that your first guest is The Vixen and very curious to see what’s next!

B.Clarke ,

Any new favourite podcast!

I love this podcast. As a reality tv super fan, I am fascinated by the insights and tidbits Gabrielle is effortlessly able to draw from her guests. Gab is an outstanding interviewer and her unique interview style balances deep enquiry and frivolous fun. Highly recommend!

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