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In this episode we talk to Harry Potter fan James Haskell. Oh, and he’s also an England rugby star, reality TV contestant and podcast host.
James Haskell had a glittering rugby career before retiring from the game in 2019, but whether you’re into rugby or not James is well worth your attention.
In this episode we find out what really happened behind the scenes of that controversial season of the UK’s reality TV show ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’, how seeing a sports psychologist changed the way James checks in on his friends’ mental health and why he’s training to be a digger driver at the age of 35.
James also shares what happened when he chose the Potter films for his Mastermind quiz subject, why the films remind him of his time at boarding school and what makes wizards and witches so darn cool.
James’ ‘3am Questions’:
Favourite book - The Harry Potter series and Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Favourite song - Tiny Dancer by Elton John
Favourite film - Ronin starring Robert De Niro
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Normal Not Normal is a Stabl production.
Produced by Alice Homewood.
YouTube version edited by James and Oliver Phelps.
Music: 'Not Normal' by Sebastian Forslund, 'Bobby Swing' by The Bladwerk Band and ‘Dancing with the Devil’ by Bonkers Beat Club.
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