Sliding Doors
Ep15: Sliding Doors with Bradley Walsh

Ep15: Sliding Doors with Bradley Walsh

July 15, 2021

Bradley Walsh is an actor, comedian, television presenter, singer and former professional footballer. He presents some of TV’s most loved shows such as The Chase, starred in Coronation Street and Doctor Who, has sold out countless comedy shows and also has two top 15 albums! Growing up in Watford, he went on to become a professional footballer. However, when his career ended due to injury, he went on to become a blue coat and got his big break on the Royal Variety show in 1993 and the rest is history! This propelled Bradley into his career in entertainment and then on to become an established actor. He is showing no sign of slowing down, filming a new TV series and going on the road again with his son Barney later this year and he really is a true national treasure.

In this episode Bradley tells us all about his incredible journey across his multi-facetted career. We chat all about how breaking his ankle in a football match ultimately led him to the world of entertainment and straight on to the comedy scene. We delve into his theories around never giving up, and putting your all into everything you do as you never know who you will meet along the way. Bradley made a lot of his own luck, which is what led him to present The Chase....and we find out about how whilst having a drink with Ray Winstone, Bradley was given some advice and what happened next was pretty amazing!

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Hosted by: @jenbecks28

Guest: @bradderswalsh

Ep14: Sliding Doors with Andrea Mclean

Ep14: Sliding Doors with Andrea Mclean

July 8, 2021

Andrea Mclean is an award-winning TV broadcaster, journalist, radio presenter and CEO/Co-Founder of the female personal growth site, This Girl is on Fire. Andrea was born in Scotland and grew up in Trinidad. After moving to England, she pursued her dream of becoming a writer, which turned into an amazing 26-year career in broadcasting! Best known as the host of Loose Women for 13 years, she has interviewed some of the biggest names in the business including Beyonce and Oprah. She is also now a number one Sunday Times Best Selling author and hosts Hello! Magazines, High Street Hits.

In this episode Andrea tells us about the incredible moments and puzzle pieces that led to her successful career in broadcasting. We chat about her taking the plunge when she put everything she owned in the back of her car and moved to London to pursue her dream. Plus, the pivotal moment she misread a job advert, which ended up being the catalyst to her whole career. When the pressure is off for Andrea she actually lands where she is meant to be! As well as the time she pushed herself to go on a blind date, that turned out to be the best decision she ever made!

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Hosted by: @jenbecks28

Guest: @andreamclean1

Ep13: Sliding Doors with Dilly Carter

Ep13: Sliding Doors with Dilly Carter

July 1, 2021

Dilly Carter is the founder of Declutter Dollies and can be seen on BBC1 in 'Sort your Life Out'. Declutter Dollies is a comprehensive organising and home styling service, where Dilly helps her clients become more organised in their day to day lives and promises to turn people's chaos into calm. She has had an extraordinary life after being adopted by her parents in Sri Lanka at three years old and found her talent for decluttering after she began helping her mother, who suffers from Bipolar, organise her living chaos. She lives with her husband and daughter and has been an inspiration to so many people!

In this episode Dilly opens up about three incredible Sliding Doors moments in her life. We chat about the number of small decisions and moments that led to her being adopted by her parents and living the life she does today. As well as the journey her and her now husband have been on, after originally getting together at 18 and then having 11 years apart, we learn how sometimes something wonderful can come out of even the most tragic moments. This episode is a true reflection on how moments and decisions shape your life, and Dilly's life is a brilliantly inspiring story!

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Hosted by: @jenbecks28

Guest: @declutterdollies

Ep12: Sliding Doors with Barbara Dickson OBE

Ep12: Sliding Doors with Barbara Dickson OBE

June 24, 2021

Barbara Dickson OBE is a singer, songwriter and actress. She is a multi-million selling recording artist with an equally impressive Olivier Award winning acting career, seventeen Platinum & Gold albums and remains Scotland's biggest selling female singer of all time. Famous for her roles in Blood Brothers and Band of Gold, she is also best known for her 1985 single, 'I know him so well' recorded with Elaine Paige. Barbara has three grown up sons and lives in Edinburgh with her husband.

In this episode Barbara reflects on an early Sliding Doors decision to leave her job for a music gig - and how if she hadn't, would most definitely not be where she is today! We chat about her cautious nature and how taking chances in acting opened up the doors to her pop career. Barbara has always stayed true to herself throughout her career and has had some truly great 'what if' moments - including if she had not have taken her role in Blood Brothers, she would not have been married for 37 years!

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Hosted by: @jenbecks28

Guest: @barbara_dickson_official

Ep11: Sliding Doors with Lorraine Candy

Ep11: Sliding Doors with Lorraine Candy

June 17, 2021

Lorraine Candy is the former Editor-in-Chief of Elle, Sunday Times Style and Cosmopolitan, an award-winning journalist, author and podcast host. She is now focussing full time on writing after just releasing her first book "101 things only mothers of teenage girls know." A keen advocate for women in their midlife, she is also the co-host of the chart-topping lifestyle podcast “Postcards from Midlife.” Originally from Cornwall, Lorraine is a keen open water swimmer, dog lover and mother of four!

In this episode Lorraine talks openly about her first ever front page byline and how this sliding doors moment was the key to opening up her extremely successful career in journalism. We chat about an amazing chain of events which led her to tackle one the hardest open water swims and turned out to be one of the best experiences of her life. If not for that....would there ever have been the podcast or a book? For motivation and inspiration, this episode will really challenge you to think big and when you do, those Sliding Doors moments and decisions will lead you to wherever you are meant to be!

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Hosted by: @jenbecks28

Guest: @lorrainecandy

Ep10: Sliding Doors with Dr Rupy Aujla

Ep10: Sliding Doors with Dr Rupy Aujla

April 15, 2021

Dr Rupy is the founder of The Doctor's Kitchen, an NHS GP working in Emergency Medicine, and is also completing a masters in Nutritional Medicine. Rupy is often seen on our screens on shows such as This Morning and Saturday Kitchen and his aim is to inspire and educate everyone about the beauty of food and the medicinal effects of eating well. He creates healthy and delicious recipes using carefully selected ingredients, explaining the clinical research behind them. Rupy is a Sunday Times bestselling author with three cookbooks under his belt, a successful podcaster and TEDx Speaker.

In this episode Rupy speaks about his not so perfect journey into the medical world, and how failing his medical exams and interviews led him to study at his last choice university - which actually turned out to be the best choice. Rupy chats about how taking a chance for his GP training was one of his best decisions to date. We also touch on the incredible story of how he chose to not undergo surgery for his heart condition, but instead change his lifestyle - and what an impact that has made! This episode is not to be missed as it is full of those moments that really prove..'everything happens for a reason.'

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Hosted by: @jenbecks28

Guest: @doctors_Kitchen

Ep9: Sliding Doors with Deborah Joseph

Ep9: Sliding Doors with Deborah Joseph

April 8, 2021

Deborah Joseph is the Editor in Chief of Glamour and has had over 20 years' experience in digital and print publishing. Her award-winning career has consisted of working for The Daily Mail, Conde Nast Brides and Easy Living. In her role at Glamour she has directed the brands content transition from a print to a digital first, beauty first brand that works 360 across print, social, video and experiential.

In this episode Deborah chats about how being made redundant in a previous job led to her pivoting her career, which ultimately led her to where she is today. She opens up about her fertility struggles, and the speaks candidly about her long journey with IVF and the incredible moment she found out she was pregnant naturally. We discuss the importance of female empowerment and how sometimes not following your gut can actually lead you on the right path!

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Hosted by: @jenbecks28

Guest: @Deborah_Joseph

Ep8: Sliding Doors with Arlene Phillips CBE

Ep8: Sliding Doors with Arlene Phillips CBE

March 25, 2021

Arlene Phillips is a world-renowned Choreographer, Theatre Director and former judge on Strictly Come Dancing. She is a true showbiz legend, honoured as a CBE for her services to dance and charity. From creating the provocative dance group 'Hot Gossip' in the 1970's to working with stars from film, TV and theatre she really has done it all! Arlene is internationally recognised as a Choreographer and Director of some of the biggest selling West End and Broadway Musicals, as well as working with the likes of Whitney Houston and Elton John. She became a household name as an original judge on Strictly Come Dancing and Arlene is still going strong today, working in the world of theatre and looking after her lovely grandchildren.

In this episode Arlene discusses some incredible moments, where a passing comment or just playing a piece of music, really did change the course of her life. From literally having a baby on roller-skates to getting her big break from a babysitting job, we chat about it all! Arlene speaks about becoming a mother later in life, and what a positive impact it's made. We have a great gossip about all her pinch me moments and incredible life she has had so far.

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Hosted by: @jenbecks28

Guest: @arlenephillips

Ep7: Sliding Doors with Emma Forbes

Ep7: Sliding Doors with Emma Forbes

March 18, 2021

Emma Forbes is a former TV and Radio presenter and became a household name on Saturday morning TV on shows Going Live and Live & Kicking. She went on to have a hugely successful career in radio and today lives in Long Island with her family. Emma has now turned her hand to wellbeing and has created her own lifestyle website, ByEmma. Her motivation is to create a platform that encompasses everything she loves in life, from fashion to food to health and wellbeing.

In this episode we hear all about how Emma turned down one of the biggest TV shows of the 90s, by following her gut and pushing herself to do what she wanted - and what a great decision that turned out to be! Emma opens up about her own struggles as well as how one moment can put your whole life in perspective. She has such a great passion for life and everything she does, including this episode of Sliding Doors!

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Hosted by: @jenbecks28

Guest: @emmaforbeslifestyle

Ep6: Sliding Doors with Rachel Stevens

Ep6: Sliding Doors with Rachel Stevens

March 11, 2021

Rachel Stevens is best known as a former member of S Club 7. Alongside this she has also had her own successful solo career, was a finalist on Strictly Come Dancing and has starred on stage and screen. Today she focuses most of her time bringing it back to her roots and love of fashion. As well as inspiring us with her effortless style content and outfit picks, she is also a wife and mum to her two lovely daughters.

In this episode we chat all about how a chance meeting, in true Sliding Doors fashion, led to Rachel beginning her journey into the world of music - and what a journey it was! We discuss all things Sclub and how important it is to push yourself out of your comfort zone and throw your all into whatever you do in life. We look into her 'what if' scenarios and discuss what an important role relationships, learning from the people you meet, and balance play in our lives. Timing is everything, and this could not be more true when hearing all about Rachel's amazing Sliding Doors moments!

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Hosted by: @jenbecks28

Guest: @msrachelstevens

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