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Season 3: #27 Fred Sirieix

Boxing Life Stories

Fred Sirieix always enjoyed following boxing but it was only when he met former Olympian and British and European champion Clinton McKenzie that he started to see the sport in a different light. Through a friendship that's spanned more than a decade, Fred has been taught boxing's intricacies in sparring sessions with Clinton and the pursuit of pushing himself physically has stayed with him through his incredible career progression. Here, the star of First Dates and Gordon, Gino and Fred and many more popular TV shows, discusses fear, apprehension, social media, mental health and taking a crippling bodyshot from Clinton McKenzie! Boxing Life Stories is now on PATREON. You can get access to research, unseen photographs from Boxing Life Stories, go behind the scenes of the podcast with Tris Dixon and even get some episodes early. You can help support us through another 100 episodes and help us to grow by visiting www.patreon.com/trisdixon Boxing Life Stories is bought to you by HANSON LEE RESOURCING who were voted “The UK's Best Specialist Insurance-Sector Recruitment Firm for 2020” in the Corporate Excellence Awards. ‘Not only do we find the best people, we’ll help you retain them.' Discover more at HansonLee.com’ AND DELCO SAFETY COMPLIANCE, who are a leading provider of professional fire, asbestos, and safety services to businesses nationwide. They offer one expert point of contact for all of your fire, health and safety compliance needs. Find out more at www.delcosafety.co.uk Follow Tris on twitter @trisdixon and instagram @trisdixon @boxing_life_stories

1hr 7mins

17 Mar 2021

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The Travel Diaries

Today, I'm joined by the nation’s favourite maitre d’ and TV personality, Fred Sirieix. Having worked in Michelin-starred restaurants in both France and the UK, Fred rose to fame back in 2013 on Channel 4’s BAFTA-winning matchmaking show First Dates, greeting nervous daters with his warmth, charm and philosophical musings (of which you’ll hear many coming up), putting them at ease before they sit down to eat in the First Dates restaurant. Now, he’s become known for his TV globetrotting too, as the presenter of Remarkable Places to Eat on the BBC, and spending months at a time travelling with his pals Gordon Ramsay and Gino D’Acampo on ITV’s Gordon, Gino and Fred’s Road Trip series.Fred’s travel diaries take us from Italy to Monaco, and Paris to Peru. He reminisces about life growing up in Limoges, France and how he became the ultimate Anglophile. He reveals which Caribbean island he escapes to every year, what it felt like plunging into an ice well in Lapland, and he uncovers what goes on behind the scenes with the making of First Dates - how do they match these couples so perfectly? I really wanted to know. All that and more coming up on The Travel Diaries. Destination RecapLapland Limoges, FranceEymoutiers, France Massif-Central, France Monte Carlo, MonacoMacchu Pichu, PeruSandals, Negril, JamaicaParis, France Le Sirenuse, Positano, Italy Chez Black, Positano, italy Hilton, DubaiAustraliaThailand Teen First Dates starts on 22nd Feb 10pm on E4.Thank you Fujifilm for their support for today’s episode. Book in your free trial with the Fujifilm X-S10 here. And thank you to Lanserhof at The Arts Club for their support for today’s episode. Find out more about that, and the rest of Lanserhof’s fantastic hotels here.If you’re enjoying the podcast, then it would wonderful if you could leave a rating or a review - it really makes a big difference because it helps other people to discover the podcast. To hear future episodes as soon as they are released just search for The Travel Diaries on your podcast app of choice, and hit subscribe. To find out who’s joining me on next week’s episode, come and follow me on Instagram, I’m @hollyrubenstein - I’d love to hear from you. Share your own stories using the hashtag #thetraveldiaries - I’ll be re-sharing your own hidden gems and all time faves on my Instagram and here on the podcast. And there’s always the first three seasons to catch up on, from Michael Palin to Raymond Blanc, and Sir Ranulph Fiennes to Rick Stein. Thank you so much for listening, and I’ll be back next week. Today’s episode was recorded during the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown. It was produced by Holly Rubenstein. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


16 Feb 2021

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4: Supportive (Ish) Partners, Gastric Bands & Fred Sirieix's Workout Plan

Men Lose Weight

Welcome to Series 2 of Men Lose Weight... The podcast where four blokes try to resist the fridge and lose some weight, even when the world around us is falling apart and makes us all want to scoff our faces. We'd love you to get in touch with us if you're a bloke looking to lose a bit of weight too - get us on Twitter and Instagram, @LoseWeightPod. Men Lose Weight is produced by Ben Anderson for Sound Rebel. If you'd like to talk to us about producing your podcast, email ben@soundrebel.co.uk


31 Jan 2021

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98: Fred Sirieix

Blank Podcast with Giles Paley-Phillips & Jim Daly

Fred Sirieix is a presenter, TV personality and maître d'hôtel, best known for his work on Channel 4's First Dates, BBC's Remarkable Places to Eat, Snackmasters and ITV's Gordon, Gino and Fred's Road Trip. We talked to Fred about his early experiences with food and making his way in the industry, going from training to be a chef to working front of house. Fred tells us about his difficult moments when his career wasn't quite going the way he wanted and the beauty of connecting and talking to all walks of life in the service industry. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/theblankpodcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 33mins

12 Jan 2021

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Fred Sirieix

White Wine Question Time

This week Kate is joined by maître d' of the First Dates restaurant and 2020's equivalent to Cupid, Fred Sirieix. As the new face of the M&S Wines classic range, Fred tells all about his passion for wine, food and most importantly... romance. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


23 Jul 2020

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Frank Warren’s Heavyweight Podcast

Smooth, charismatic and always with a twinkle in his eye… but enough about Frank Warren! Today’s guest, Fred Sirieix, found fame as the maître d’ in Channel 4’s First Dates. More recently, he’s been globetrotting with two restaurant pals in Gordon, Gino and Fred: American Road Trip.In this conversation, Fred talks about his love of boxing (and sparring with his fiancée), the importance of being kind, and reveals how to be romantic in the time of the coronavirus. He’s also got some cheeky advice for Adam!Co-hosted by Adam Catterall.Frank Warren’s Heavyweight Podcast is a Listen Entertainment production.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


17 Apr 2020

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CoronaChat with Fred Sirieix

The Athlete's Voice

Maître d'hôtel, TV personality and very amateur boxer Fred Sirieix talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on his year and career.


14 Apr 2020

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Craig Charles sits in with guest Fred Sirieix

Steve Wright’s Big Guests

Fred talks about his new series of First Dates hotel


27 Aug 2019

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Anthony Marshall, Executive Head Chef and Fred Sirieix Maître D

The Hilton Effect

In this episode, Yolanda hears from two very special Team Members from London Hilton on Park Lane. Executive Head Chef Anthony Marshall and Fred Sirieix Maître D of the infamous Galvin at Windows restaurant on the 28th floor, someone whose voice you might also recognise, as the star of many much loved TV shows! Listen to them discuss the culture of true teamwork in a busy kitchen that is used to serving a 1000 covers in an evening and the art of Michelin star service, from two men who never stand still.


10 May 2019

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99: What is love? w/Fred Sirieix - Part 2

Private Parts

Maître d'hôtel and star of First Dates Fred Sirieix invites the lads to his restaurant to chat boxing, being a giver and the art of love.Watch Fred’s Million Pound Menu: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b3pt5hEat at Fred’s restaurant: https://www.galvinatwindows.com/Private Parts is Presented by Jamie Laing & Francis BoulleCreated by Spirit MediaProduced by Pete StraussSay hello & see Behind the Scenes on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram: @PrivatePodcastHosted By AcastSubscribe today so you don't miss an episode: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/private-parts/id1208435573?mt=2See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


8 Feb 2019