THE Speakmans are the resident therapists on This Morning, helping viewers to face their fears and change their lives for the better.
Married couple Nik and Eva Speakman have helped countless people, including many celebrities overcome phobias, addictions and anxiety using their specially developed techniques. Here’s what you need to know…
Getty Images This Morning’s resident therapists, married couple Nik and Eva Speakman
Who are Nik and Eva Speakman?
Nik and Eva Speakman are a married couple who live with their two children near Rochdale in Greater Manchester.
The pair have studied human behaviour together for over 20 years and run their own therapy business helping people overcome a range of debilitating psychological issues.
The couple use a behaviouristic approach to therapy and have treated people with issues ranging from eating disorders to fears and phobias and self harm.
In 2014, they starred in their own daytime TV show called The Speakmans, where they helped members of the public overcome their fears.
Among the people they helped were a woman who had a phobia of vomiting and another lady who was too afraid to go to the dentist.
They were later made the resident therapists on ITV’s This Morning, and have given their expert views on other shows such as Loose Women, Big Brother and Surprise, Surprise.
Rex Features The Speakmans on This Morning after helping Atomic Kitten singer Liz McLarnon who suffered from a phobia of flying
Which celebrities have the Speakmans worked with?
Not only have the Speakmans worked with normal members of the public, celebrities are also among their clients.
One of the first famous faces they worked with was Kerry Katona, who at the time was trying to turn around financial and drug problems.
Speaking at the time, Nik said: “We got her over all those issues and she’s still without medication and drugs today. It’s the Speakman magic.”
Another celebrity client is Corrie actress Kym Marsh, who turned to the couple to overcome her anxiety of driving on a motorway.
This Morning host Holly Willoughby was also helped by the pair, after she admitted a fear of flying.
Other notable celebrity patients have included Peter Andre, Katie Price, Vicky Pattison, Liz McLarnon and Linda Robson.
They even helped talk show host Jeremy Kyle overcome his lifelong phobia of spiders.
Rex Features The married couple use Schema Conditioning Therapy as a way of treating their clients
What is Schema Conditioning Therapy?
Schema Conditioning Therapy is a technique that has been developed by the Speakmans and they have practiced it for around 20 years.
They use the technique by helping their patients to recondition negative thoughts or behaviour.
They claim to do this by offering overwhelming evidence and contrary evidence to a patient’s destructive behaviour in the hope they will change their ways.
Prison Break Star Dushon Monique Brown Dead Aged 49 After ‘suffering Apparent Heart Attack’
PRISON Break star DuShon Monique Brown has died at the age of 49 after suffering an apparent heart attack, it’s reported.
The actress reportedly admitted herself to hospital earlier this week after suffering chest pains but died days after being sent home.
Getty – Contributor DuShon Monique Brown has died at the age of 49 after suffering an apparent heart attack
Brown is understood to have taken a turn for the worse on Friday and passed away of after a “cardiac episode”, according to TMZ.
A spokesperson for the Cook County medical examiner’s office told the Chicago Tribune she passed away at St James Olympia Field Hospital in Chicago on Friday.
The mum-of-one’s exact cause of death was not disclosed, the newspaper reports.
Brown is best known for her most recent role as Connie in NBC’s Chicago Fire, as well as starring as Nurse Katie Welch in Prison Break from 2005 to 2007.
Rex Features The star admitted herself to hospital earlier this week before being discharged
Dick Wolf, executive producer of Chicago Fire, paid tribute to the star on behalf of the cast and crew.
He said in a statement: “The Chicago Fire family is devastated to lose one of its own.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with DuShon’s family and we will all miss her.”
She most recently appeared on UK television on Monday when she featured in Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams episode Kill All Others.
Brown also had guest roles on the US version of Shameless and Kelsey Grammer’s political thriller Boss.
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Lord Sugar Shares Stomach-churning Video Of Him Getting Fluid Removed From His Knee – But Piers Morgan Wants To Know Why His Legs Are So Smooth
ALAN Sugar posted a stomach churning video of fluid being removed from his knee today, but Piers Morgan was more interested in his super smooth legs.
The GMB host commented above the video of Alan’s painful looking procedure: “Oh my God – you wax your legs.”
Alan Sugar posted a stomach- churning video of fluid being removed from his knee after a tennis injury
Fans were quick to comment on The Apprentice boss’s silky pins.
One wrote: “Do you wax or shave Lord Sugar (perhaps you sugar?!”
Another commented: “Do you shave your legs?”
A third chimed in: “@Lord_Sugar is there any particular reason why your leg looks like something out of a Venus ad.”
Rex Features Alan Sugar suffered the painful injury playing tennis
Other fans were more sympathetic at the painful looking injury which happened during a tennis match.
Alan tweeted: “Never had a problem with my knees after 50 years playing tennis.
“Until my friend Ivor Spiro did a drop shot.
“This is the result. Can I sue? I got the shot then he lobbed me.”
Rex Features Piers Morgan and Lord Sugar are old frenemies
Coleen And Wayne Rooney Look Closer Than Ever As They Enjoy A Rare Night Out Following Footballer’s Drink-drive Scandal
COLEEN and Wayne Rooney continued to put on a united front as they enjoyed a rare night out.
The couple, who recently became parents for a fourth time, attended an event together in Cheshire and happily posed for a selfie with fans.
Flynet Pictures Coleen and Wayne Rooney posed for a selfie with fans on a night out
Looking happy and glowing, Coleen flashed a huge smile outside the Opulent travel services launch at Victors in Hale.
Wayne can be seen posing behind her, showing they are happier than ever following his drink drive scandal.
Coleen publicly spoke out about her decision to stay with her footballer husband after he was pulled over by police while driving with party girl Laura Simpson.
She told fans at the time: “I know I would be fine on my own, with just me and my children, but I don’t want to live like that, I want to try and continue our marriage and live as a family, because that’s what I want to do.
Instagram Coleen and her baby Cass
Wayne proudly posing with his four boys
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