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  • October 16, 2017

    34: Dan Robinson – Top Gun 007 Style

    How does a kid from Hartlepool end up in America, flying the world’s most expensive fighter jet F22 stealth aircraft? Daniel Robinson did exactly that – he was the first British pilot qualified to fly the supersonic jet which pilots refer to as ‘almost like God.’ Putting it simply… he went to Top Gun and being the only Brit – of course his call sign was Bond.

    After the military he earned his MBA and moved to New York City to work in private wealth management. But a family tragedy called for our high-flyer to return to England and rescue his family business from bankruptcy. He turned the company around and became the UK’s SME businessman of the year in the process.

    Dan Robinson’s story is an inspirational example of following your dreams and achieving greatness – even when it doesn’t all go to plan. We feel the need, the need for speed with pilot, businessman and Jiu-Jitsu extraordinaire – the very eloquent, handsome and new Brit actor in the Wood, Dan Robinson. Don’t miss this adrenaline fuelled episode…

  • October 9, 2017

    33: Camilla Cleese – And now for something vaguely familiar…

    What’s it like growing up as the daughter of genuine comedy royalty – and to forge your own career on the comedy circuit? Camilla Cleese should know – she’s the daughter of Monty Python and Fawlty Towers legend – John Cleese. She’s now based in Los Angeles, and a comedian, writer and actor in her own right – but spills the beans on which Python is her favourite (clue…it’s not her dad!), and which of his films he’s least proud of – and the pranks they play on each other.

    At 6ft 1in and stunningly beautiful, she certainly looks like she should be strutting down a Victoria Secret runway but she is in fact becoming a firm fixture on LA’s comedy circuit. In recent years she’s been working with and learning from her famous father – writing and performing in a number of tours and various other projects with him. They co-penned the musical stage adaptation of the film, ‘A Fish Called Wanda’ and she worked as a writer on the very first ‘Just For Laughs International Comedy Gala’ at the Sydney Opera House.

    In this show, Camilla talks to Caroline Feraday and Claire Bullivant about following in her father’s famous comedy footsteps, the jokes she plays on him when they’re on the road and having a new child in the family… her stepmother. Please tune in to listen to the very funny, talented and utterly gorgeous Camilla Cleese….

  • October 2, 2017

    32: Nikki Lund – The Ultimate LA Multi Hyphenate

    As if growing up being Kim Kardashian’s BFF isn’t cool enough – these days Nikki Lund is also a singer / songwriter, has styled some of the world’s biggest celebrities, is head of her own global fashion empire and is also a new mother. In the age of multi hyphenates – Nikki Lund is leading the pack.

    An LA native, Nikki spent years honing her songwriting skills with Hollywood’s finest and has recently enjoyed a Billboard hit record and signed with Madonna’s label Maverick. However, the visionary fashion entrepreneur also serves as the driving force and designer behind global brands such as Eccentric Symphony, Nikki Lund, White Trash Beautiful and Nikki Rich – the latter which she launched with her then boyfriend and business partner, Bon Jovi lead guitarist Richie Sambora.

    In this show, Nikki chats to Caroline Feraday and Claire Bullivant about her childhood bestie Kim Kardashian, her rock star ex Richie Sambora, her new single, her fashion empire and basically being the ultimate LA cool girl…

  • September 25, 2017

    31: Lady Victoria Hervey – The Lady Loves LA

    Lady Victoria Hervey is known for being a model, aristocrat, ‘It Girl’ and was the author of the popular party animal diary column ‘Victoria’s Secrets’ in The Sunday Times, which gave readers an insight into the life of a London socialite.

    Daughter of the 6th Marquess of Bristol, Lady Victoria led a privileged life, was seen at all the best events and notably modelled for Christian Dior, However, in a bid to escape her non-stop party lifestyle, Lady Victoria moved to LA in 2004. These days she is embracing a new direction in her career launching her own bikini line and as an author. Her first fiction novel ‘Lady in Waiting’ is semi-autobiographical – and follows the story of Lady Frederica Felton’s adventures from the hijinks of boarding school to the glamour of the Hollywood Hills.

    Lady Victoria is no stranger to reality TV either, having already appeared on Love Island, The Farm, The Jump and Celebrity Big Brother. She’s also a contestant on a forthcoming ITV2 reality show this autumn – “Celebrity Showmance” – in which pairs of celebrities use social media to try to fool the public into believing they are an item.

    Don’t miss this fun episode as Caroline Feraday and Claire Bullivant chat to Lady V about fame, fashion, friendships and freezing her eggs…

  • September 18, 2017

    30: Charlie Clapham – Soap Star to Movie Star – Swapping Leicester for LA

    Actor Charlie Clapham said goodbye to Channel 4 teen soap Hollyoaks earlier this year, in emotional scenes which saw him shed real tears.

    After four years playing lead character Freddie Roscoe, he left on a cliff-hanger and now Hollyoaks’ loss is Hollywood’s gain. Charlie swapped his home town of Leicester for Los Angeles, to fulfill his dreams of becoming a movie star.

    He’s already partied with Will Smith and Jim Carrey and ignored Russell Brand at the urinals, as he reveals to Brits In The Wood on this week’s podcast.  He also explains to Caroline Feraday and Claire Bullivant his secret skill… how to perfectly pierce a nipple. Ouch.