Their podcast is an unmissable weekly indulgence of gossip, honesty and non-stop laughter – now Made In Chelsea stars Jamie Laing and Francis Boulle are bringing us Private Parts Live.
Expect excruciating revelations and interactive, fast-paced high jinks from hilarious TV twosome Jamie Laing and Francis Boulle during their first ever UK tour. Fans are used to hearing these lovable gents bare their souls, reveal all their secrets and even read their diaries on their Private Parts podcast, now they’re ready to reveal the most intimate and sordid details of their lives, including the on and off-screen gossip from Bafta-winning Made In Chelsea in front of a live audience. Here they tell us why absolutely nothing is off limits, even though their parents will be watching, and what they hope to achieve from Private Parts Live.
Why are you are touring Private Parts?
Francis: We get a great buzz from making people laugh. We’re so overwhelmed by the podcast’s positive feedback. It may surprise people that we’d put ourselves out there on stage but we performed at school and university and share an urge to push out our comfort zones and hone our acting skills.
Jamie: It’s one of those things I’ve wanted to do forever. I went to Leeds to do theatre and performance and we’ve always loved the stage. We started the podcast to do something different. Everyone always talks about lovers but there’s no greater thing than a friend relationship, it is the undying thing. Francis is one of my best friends and we have so many stories together.
What’s behind the success of the podcast?
Jamie: It’s very revealing. We have great guests on. The name Private Parts is about us all trying to protect ourselves. We all have skeletons in our closet, funny stories and silly things we’ve done. It’s so relatable. There’s this barrier – that so-called celebrities don’t want to be honest - well, we do. We have around 500,000 listeners a month, people love it.
Are you embarrassed about stuff you reveal?
Jamie: Some of the things. We talk about the naughtiest things we’ve ever done. We basically chat about our lives without worrying what people are going to think or say. I think that’s what is so great about it.
What can the audience expect from the show?
Francis: Olivier worthy debut performances from two D-list reality stars with rank delusions of grandeur.
Jamie: We’re honest about everything so it is no-holds barred. It’s about revealing stuff that you never talk about.
What’s the show’s format?
Jamie: We’re having a chat and showing lots of clips of stuff we’ve done in the past and we’ve created some new ones. It’s going to be very interactive and fast-paced. There’s a lot going on – there’s loads of shocking content and loads of really embarrassing stories but we’re just going to reveal them because, why not?
Is any revelation off limits for you?
Francis: We keep no secrets - this is something of a tell-all. Lots of juicy stories - the real inside scoop.
Jamie: We don’t edit it. That’s the great thing. It’s all the stories from when we lived together. We talk about fame a lot and what it’s like to be a reality star - dealing with comments on social media - the criticism and glory. Someone once said: ‘That Jamie Laing – he really is a short, balding dwarf.’ I couldn’t believe it!
Words by Sofia Zagzoule
Don't miss out on a truly hilarious evening with Jamie Laing and Francis Boulle at Private Parts Live on Wednesday 10 October, 7.45pm.
VIP packages are available which include a premium seat, an exclusive meet and greet, a personally signed poster and a chance to have a selfie with the boys. Find out more