Going for Goal

Laura Whitmore on Grieving Caroline Flack and Protecting Her Mind From Online Trolls

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This week on Going For Goal we welcome onto the podcast a former WH cover star – the Irish model and presenter, Laura Whitmore. She has become one of the best known and loved faces and voices, on TV and radio respectively, since she landed her first job with MTV in 2008. Her grit and positivity shine through in this episode, where she chats to WH editor-in-chief Claire Sanderson about her rather turbulent 2020. A year that began with the high of landing the plum job as the new Love Island host, before losing her dear friend Caroline Flack part way through the series. Laura tells us how – while it’s certainly been tough – she has been grateful for the fact lockdown has given her time to grieve. It also allowed her to spend more time with her partner Iain Stirling and rediscover the importance of stillness for mental health. Something that’s been MIA in her schedule since she moved from her hometown of Bray, County Wicklow, to begin her career in London more than a decade ago. She also opens up about her – relatably irregular – workout routine, dealing with online trolls and trying her best to use social media as a force for good. Follow Laura Whitmore on Instagram: @thewhitmore Follow Claire Sanderson on Instagram: @clairesanderson Follow Women's Health on Instagram: @womenshealthuk Topics: Laura Whitmore on self-care during the pandemic How she protects her mental health on social media Why lockdown gave her the chance to grieve friend Caroline Flack What it's like to work on Love Island with partner Iain Stirling Her go-to exercise for staying fit while travelling Like what you’re hearing? We'd love if you could rate and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, as it really helps other people find the show. Also, remember to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, so you’ll never miss an episode.  Got a goal in mind? Shoot us a message on Instagram putting ‘Going for Goal’ at the start of your message and our experts could be helping you achieve your health goal in an upcoming episode. Alternatively, you can email us: [email protected].    

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