Performance People
Performance People
Dec 19, 2022
Chris Kamara + Ben Shephard: An unbelievable diagnosis and an undeniable bond.
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Chris Kamara + Ben ShephardFootball pundit + TV presenterColleagues + FriendsChris Kamara has brought an infectious personality to our television screens for over 25 years. “Kammy” as he’s known to TV audiences, started out as a pro footballer before becoming a manager and then joining Sky Sports as a reporter and pundit, most famously working with Jeff Stelling on Soccer Saturday. In 2021, Kammy received a crushing diagnosis of apraxia of speech, a rare neurological condition which affects the ability to speak fluently. His condition meant he was no longer able to continue in his much loved role at Sky Sports. He is now focused on his recovery, podcasting and campaigning for others in a similar situation to himself.Alongside Chris is his friend and colleague of 12 years plus, Ben Shephard. Ben and Kammy have worked together at Sky Sports as Goals on Sunday co-hosts and in the same capacity for ITV’s Ninja Warrior UK series. Ben has been a familiar face on breakfast television for over 20 years and regularly co-hosts Good Morning Britain on ITV with his good friends Kate Garraway and Susanna Reid. His production company Triple Brew Media has made, “Lost for Words”, a documentary which tells Kammy’s story and helps to explain the issues around apraxia of speech.Together, they talk about Kammy’s struggles in coming to terms with his condition, how he wakes every day not knowing if he’ll be able to speak and of course, there’s some football banter about Ronaldo. Kane and Southgate.This four way conversation was recorded on 13th December 2022.

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