Fearne Cotton was on our screens over the festivities for the Christmas and New Year’s Day Top Of The Pops specials, but the presenter has taken a notiecable step back from television duties in recent years as she becomes more involved in building her Happy Place brand.
Having previously spoken about issues with panic attacks and anxiety, the 39-year-old mum has been focused on her mental health and passing on what she has learned to others who may also need guidance or advice.
She has written three self-help books – Happy, Calm and Quiet – over the past few years, recently released an album called Happy Place, which featured artists such as Lissie, Emeli Sande and Sam Fender performing original songs around the themes of mindfulness, self-care, hope, life, love and loss, and she has even established her own outdoors festival that focuses on physical and mental well-being.
Sitting alongside all of that is a popular podcast, Happy Place, which has now been running for eight series and reached 100 episodes before Christmas. The idea behind the series is to hear Fearne talk to people about life, love, loss and everything in-between as she uncovers what happiness means to them.
In the most recent episode, she chatted with Robbie Williams who, despite being the biggest pop star in the UK for a period of time, still could not find true happiness. He reveals it took him years to work out why, despite him seemingly having everything, he wasn’t happy.
Fearne also chats with England football manager Gareth Southgate in the latest run as well as bestselling author Gabby Bernstein.
It was hard to find anything to be happy about in 2020, but Fearne will demonstrate it is still possible to find inner happiness.
Happy Place, Apple
Conversations With Matt Goss, Apple
Matt, along with twin brother Luke, came back into the mainstream spotlight two years ago with an entertaining documentary about Bros, with Matt’s musings proving to be one of the most entertaining parts of the film.
In this new podcast, which started a week before Christmas, he muses on the world around us and his life. The first topics up for conversation are the guilt of happiness and the validation of relationships.
Open Mind, Apple
Frankie Bridge, former singer with girl group The Saturdays, opens up about her ongoing journey with her mental health, from her breakdown to her breakthroughs.
By chatting about her battles, she hopes to help a generation of people to be more open about their own mental health.
Frankie has a special guest on each show to talk openly about their mental health experiences, including stars such as Tess Daly and Zoe Sugg.
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