Two Years of Extraordinary People: Part 1
34 min

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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