Channel 5 to air Kym Marsh, Kate Thornton and Jodie Marsh in ‘My Secret Teens’
In the films – which will feature Corrie star Kym Marsh, former Loose Women panelist Kate Thornton, and reality TV personality Jodie Marsh – we’ll see today’s teenagers talking about a variety of supposedly ‘taboo’ subjects, such as bullying, eating disorders, and teenaged pregnancy.
For her film, Jodie Marsh – who formerly starred in Celebrity Big Brother – will broach the subject of bullying, and will reveal that her own childhood was made a living hell by bullies after an accident ‘disfigured’ her nose.
The torment she suffered at school is still very painful for Jodie to recall, and as she’ll reveal in the film, her upset left her suicidal.
And finally, Kate Thornton will discuss her own past as an anorexic bulimic with young people who are going through the same thing.
The films have been made by Dragonfly, who are a multi-Bafta award winning documentary company. They produced the awarding winning series ‘One Born Every Minute’ and the Bafta nominated series ‘The Family’. Dragonfly also produced ‘Too Fat Too Young’ which highlighted Gok Wan’s teenage weight issues.
Andrew O’Connell, who is Head of Factual, News and Current Affairs at Channel 5′s said of the films, “These three celebrities are living proof that these teenage demons can be overcome and that life can go on.”
He added, “It’s not often you see a celebrity talk so candidly about issues that may have affected them whilst growing up.
“Kate, Jodie and Kym’s stories are both inspiring and full of hope.”
A specific air date for the show’s premiere is expected to be announced later this year.
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