When we are not in “the public arena”, underneath our smiles to camera, social media, the papers… what are we really like? How do we really feel?
This week we speak to our friend, Fearne Cotton. Who’s prolific background needs little explanation – best known as UK’s most popular broadcaster, having started her career at the young age of 15. Fearne has branched out to becoming a best selling author, podcast host, and now most recently known as the Founder of the wellbeing brand, Happy Place.
The brand was created from her first book released in 2017, Happy, which was a Sunday Times Bestseller and a silver Nielsen Bestseller. This was the first in a series of books talking about her own, and some of the not so positive, experiences with happiness. This was also the premise for her podcast launched in 2018, Happy Place.
Happy Place brand has now extended to include a festival, Happy Place Festival, and in 2021 Fearne also launched Happy Place Books, which has already published some amazing works by Lawrence Okolie & Dr Olivia Remes. In January 2022 Fearne is releasing her new book Bigger Than Us.
A mother of two, and step-Mother of two, Fearne closely supports a range of charities – most notably mental health charity Mind, The Prince’s Trust and Coppafeel!, the latter of which she curates the charity’s music festival, Festifeel.
We really enjoyed our conversation with Fearne, there is nothing false about her, her gritty, vibrant and genuine nature is infectious. Despite a serious topic, this episode will leave you feeling good and interested in finding out about more!
Dave & Steve x
To find out more about Fearne, check out her Instagram @fearnecotton
Produced by Sara Fawsitt and Sean Cahill