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Fame: Boris Becker

Fame has its benefits but does come at a heavy cost too. Wimbledon legend Boris Becker sits down with Simon Mundie to discuss the pros and cons of being a global icon.

Celebrity and fame certainly has its pros and cons. One man who knows what it’s like to be a global icon is tennis superstar and three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker, who sits down with Simon Mundie in this episode of DTMTS to discuss ‘Fame’. Boris became a household name aged just 17 when he first won Wimbledon, and has been on the front and back pages ever since. In this celebrity obsessed time in which we live, Boris can explain some of the less savoury aspects of fame that people like him have to endure, as well as the strain it can have on friendships and family. Boris talks about the pain of the loss of privacy, and people selling stories about him. Boris talks candidly about the benefits of fame and celebrity too though, and there certainly are a few! We also touch on racism, and the danger of fame for fame’s sake. Boris explains how fans could be intimidating, and not taking fame too seriously. This episode was recorded on site at Wimbledon, and Boris relives his highlights as player, coach and commentator and muses as to why he has always been so popular in Britain.

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