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Bad Influencer: The Great Insta Con

The shocking story of the rise and fall of Belle Gibson, one of Instagram’s first super-influencers.

The shocking story of the rise and fall of one of Instagram’s first super-influencers. By 23, Australian wellness guru Belle Gibson had cultivated an adoring global following online with the story that she had successfully treated her own terminal cancer by eating a plant-based diet and using alternative natural therapies. But there was one problem with Belle’s story: she had never had cancer.

Seen through the eyes of those who adored her and those who exposed her, this film lifts the lid on one of social media’s great mysteries: who was the real Belle Gibson – an ingenious con artist or damaged young woman trapped in a lie?

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44 minutes

Signed Audio described

Last on

Sun 3 Jul 2022 21:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:05

    Nils Frahm

    For (Luke Abbott Rework)

    Remix Artist: Luke Abbott.
  • 00:09

    ODESZA

    Bloom

  • 00:11

    Nils Frahm

    Keep

  • 00:12

    The xx

    Angels

  • 00:16

    Brian Eno

    Deep Blue Day

  • 00:18

    Burial

    In McDonalds

  • 00:21

    Jon Hopkins

    Cold Out There

  • 00:23

    Nils Frahm

    More

  • 00:25

    Burial

    Dog Shelter

  • 00:27

    Portishead

    Over

  • 00:28

    London Grammar

    Hey Now

  • 00:30

    The Blaze

    Mount

  • 00:31

    Jon Hopkins

    Fairytale

  • 00:38

    London Grammar

    Nightcall

  • 00:40

    Portishead

    All Mine

  • 00:42

    Aim

    Fall Break

Credits

Role Contributor
Narrator Remmie Milner
Director Ziyaad Desai
Producer Ziyaad Desai
Executive Producer Sophie Leonard
Executive Producer Grace Reynolds
Production Company Minnow Films

Broadcasts

  • Wed 30 Jun 2021 23:15
  • Thu 1 Jul 2021 00:15
  • Mon 12 Jul 2021 02:15
  • Sun 1 May 2022 21:15
  • Thu 5 May 2022 01:45
  • Sun 3 Jul 2022 21:00

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