Fearne Cotton launches her first podcast series ‘Happy Place’.
Fearne’s podcast series builds on the success of her Top 10 bestselling book HAPPY, where Fearne draws on her own experiences and shares advice from experts on how to work through feeling blue to finding joy each and every day. In this series, Fearne delves into this subject further through chatting to inspiring individuals who have either made a change in their own lives or who help people every day to find a different way of looking at life.
— fearne cotton (@Fearnecotton) March 5, 2018
In the first two podcasts launched today, she’s speaking to Tom Daley & Dustin Lance Black and Dawn French.
In Tom and Dustin’s interview with Fearne, they discuss openly and frankly their decision to have a child via surrogacy, revealing the sex of their baby and also their feelings on the criticism they have faced.
Fearne: What sort of parents do you think you’ll be?
Tom: I know we’ll do our absolute best to try and raise our child the way our parents raised us. To be surrounded by love is the most important thing.
Tom: When you know that you’re becoming parents, you just wanna shout about it, it’s one of those feelings like I’ve never ever felt before in my life, it’s been a long process.
We had the names for our children within a week of knowing each other, we knew from the beginning we wanted a family.
Dustin: We broke every first rule date there is, I think we talked about marriage and then named our children! – ( Fearne Cotton ‘Happy Place” Podcast)
In Dawn’s interview she discusses how the death of her father affected her life, the process she went through to adopt a child, the surprising beginnings of Absolutely Fabulous and her plans for the future with Jennifer Saunders.
Dawn: Ab Fab only came along because I stepped aside to have Billie in a secret way, and Jennifer stepped up and took the studios that were booked for French and Saunders and she took them. Because we had it all booked, we were writing stuff, we had the crew booked, everything, and I said Jen a baby has arrived.
And she said right go, go, I’ll do something. And just the previous year we’d done a sketch of a mother and daughter that we’d enjoyed doing it and she was particularly good at. And in fact it was one of the longest sketches we’d ever done because we enjoyed it so much.
And she said I’ll take that sketch and I’ll make that into a sitcom. And I said good luck and off I go, so she was covering for me like a good sister. But then she had the audacity to go and make a really good show without me, so that was very selfish!
So I was at home having my dream come true, which was this baby arriving in my life, but also having to witness her being rather good on her own!
Ab Fab is her baby and all Jennifer’s best stuff she can do is in Ab Fab.(Fearne Cotton ‘Happy Place” Podcast)
You download and listen to both podcasts here.