Hello and welcome to the Season 8 finale of The Travel Diaries. You may have first got to know today’s guest as the bad boy of the reality TV show Made in Chelsea. Now married with three children to model Vogue Williams, who he met on the TV show, The Jump, he regularly tops the podcast charts as the co-host of the hilarious hit podcast, Spencer and Vogue, as well as entertaining listeners with his former Made in Chelsea co-star Jamie Laing, on the podcast, 6 Degrees from Jamie and Spencer. It is of course, Spencer Matthews.
Spencer has led a truly international life - not many people can say they grew up in a hotel on a small Caribbean island, and it was so interesting to chat to him about life there and how it shaped who he is today. He’ll be talking about his relationships with his old Made in Chelsea co-stars. And we also talk about Spencer’s recent time in Nepal. Spencer’s older brother Michael tragically died climbing Mt Everest in 1999, and Spencer has collaborated with Disney to make a documentary film called Finding Michael about the journey to try and find his body which was never brought home. I think this is the first time he’s spoken at length about the documentary and I was really touched by his honesty about such a monumental experience to go through and what it meant to him and his family. In fact, Spencer has taken on a number of huge challenges that we talk about on today’s episode in memory of his brother, taking him from the Sahara Desert to Arctic Sweden. Alongside that, he takes us from the South of France and Morocco to New York City and Paris.
- Caunton, Newark, England
- Paris, France
- La Colle-Sour-Loup, France
- La Colombe D’Or, France
- St Barths, Caribbean
- Eden Roc Hotel, St Barths
- Sahara Desert
- Mt Everest, Nepal
- Namche Bazar, Nepal
- New York, NY, USA
- Palais Namaskar, Marrakech, Morocco
- The Mark, NY, USA
- The Bowery, NY, USA
- Katz Deli, NY, USA
- The Select Burger, NY, USA
- 4 Charles Prime Rib, NY, USA
- Arctic Sweden
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