In this fifth episode of the season of the Her Spirit podcast BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin and BBC Triathlon presenter Annie Emmerson talk to Rev. Kate Bottley.
In 2012 Kate was part of a wedding flashmob video which went viral with over 7 million hits on YouTube. This led to her being approached by Channel 4’s BAFTA and NTA winning series Gogglebox.
Kate currently presents Good Morning Sunday on BBC Radio 2 alongside Jason Mohammed. She previously presented The Sunday Hour (BBC Radio 2) and has appeared as a contributor on Saturday Breakfast with Dermot O’Leary and Pause for Thought on Chris Evans’ Breakfast Show, for which she won a Jerusalem Award.
She talks to Louise and Annie about her love of life, life in isolation during COVID19 with her husband and two children, and keying into your bravery every day. She's loving fancy dress to keep her humour alive during lockdown, and keeping her spirits alive.
Reflecting on her three triathlon's as part of Sport Relief 2020 she would key into this bravery every day with her mantra "Yes this is scary, Yes this is tricky, Yes this is going to push you but the gain is even more. And the view from the top of the mountain is even more beautiful".
As a lover of open water swimming and at times lakes swimming, she laughs with Louise and Annie about sharing the open water with "Tri Babies". She recommends to every woman - Think about what you can do and not want you can't do.
These podcasts have been made possible through the support of Medichecks www.medichecks.com and Sport England www.sportengland.org