Celebrities and their best friends line up for the new series of Friends Will Be Friends

With Cat Deeley and Edith Bowman

Stanley Tucci, Daisy May Cooper, Rob Rinder, Tamzin Outwaite, Bryan Adams, Liz Carr and more join Cat and Edith to uncover the secret to lasting friendship, for the new series of Friends Will Be Friends on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds


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Cat Deeley and Edith Bowman have been friends for over two decades. Their friendship has stood not only the test of time, but also living on separate continents. Now back in the same country, they're eager to spend more time together and with other friends to learn what makes a friendship click.

Each week, Cat and Edith go on a double date with a celebrity and their best friend. Through every conversation, the four share friendship highs and lows, swapping funny stories, happy memories. Part in-depth exploration and part celebration of friendship, the podcast is an ode to the power of long lasting, unbreakable bonds in our lives.

For the first episode, writer, comedian and actor Daisy May Cooper joins Cat and Edith and admits she didn’t like her now best friend Selin Hizli when they first met at RADA. Daisy also reveals that Am I Being Unreasonable, which she is currently starring in with Selin on BBC One, was inspired by a Mumsnet thread.

Speaking about the first time she met Selin, Daisy says: “It was our induction week at RADA and I remember sitting opposite you and I'd tried [to get in] for so many years - so I was about 21, 22 - and I remember sitting opposite you in the canteen, and you were so eager to tell me that you were only 18, and that it was your first time trying, and you came across as arrogant.”

Discussing their relationship now, Selin says: “I think we’ve definitely got closer since we’ve had kids. I think there’s such a pressure you feel when you have kids, when you feel like all eyes are on you and people are almost just waiting for you to mess it up. There's such a lot of expectation, and I think when you find that person that you feel safe around, that you feel is not going to judge you, that is going to give their child five packets of Wotsits in a row as well and not put it on a Mumsnet thread, that you just feel so safe. I feel so safe with you.”

Cat Deeley and Edith Bowman say: “We are thrilled to be back with a new series of Friends Will Be Friends, talking to so many of our favourite people - and some of our heroes - about what makes their friendships tick. It’s been fascinating and moving to meet all the special people in their lives, to hear their beautiful stories and learn how we all rely on these unique relationships.”

Friends Will Be Friends with Cat and Edith is available on BBC Sounds from 27 September. It is a Listen Production for Radio 2 and BBC Sounds.

Source BBC Radio 2

September 29, 2022 5:00am ET by BBC Radio 2  

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