Who is Felicity Baker? She addresses her stuttering on BBC One

A new BBC One documentary talks to Felicity Baker about what it’s like to live with a stutter – but who is Felicity Baker? And what is the difference between a stutter and a stutter?

Can’t tell my name: Stuttering in the Spotlight will air on BBC One on Wednesday March 10, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

Here is everything you need to know!


I can’t tell my name: Sophie Raworth is chatting to Felicity Baker while stuttering in the spotlight, but who is Felicity Baker? (Image credit: BBC One)

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I can’t say my name: who is Felicity Baker?

Felicity Baker is a BBC news writer and producer on the BBC Newsroom.

She worked for the BBC for almost 12 years, including The Andrew Marr Show.

The Londoner is usually behind the cameras, not in front of them.

Felicity has spent her life hiding her stutter but sometimes struggles to say the B-sound on her own behalf.

She says, “It’s your identity. And it feels like you should own this. “

Can’t tell my name: Stuttering in the Spotlight on BBC One

Felicity Baker talks to colleague Sophie Raworth about living with a stutter.

She speaks to others with similar difficulty as her, including a former Welsh rugby international who blames his stuttering for his aggressive behavior on the field.

Felicity also meets a rapper who found music that kept him from stuttering.

Meanwhile, Michael reveals to Palin that his father stammered but never spoke about it.


Gareth Gates addresses his stuttering about Loose Women (Image credit: ITV)

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Who is Felicity Baker? What is the difference between stuttering and stuttering?

There is no difference between a stutter and a stutter.

Stuttering, sometimes called stuttering, is a relatively common language problem.

It can start in childhood and continue into adulthood.

Stuttering is when a person repeats sounds or syllables – for example, “mu-mu-mu-mummy”.

Sometimes a word gets stuck or doesn’t come out at all.

Someone who stutters, repeats, extends, or gets stuck on sounds or words.

What causes stuttering?

According to the NHS website, it is hard to say for sure why a child will start stammering.

Stuttering is a neurological condition that makes it difficult to speak physically.

Developmental and inherited factors can play a role, along with small differences in the efficiency of the areas of language in the brain.

Stuttering is more common in boys than in girls.

It is estimated that about 1 in 100 adults will experience stuttering, with men about 3 to 4 times more likely than women to stutter.

Happy Birthday Mr Bean (ITV)
Rowan Atkinson created his quiet comic strip alter ego Mr Bean largely because of his stuttering (Credit: ITV1)

Can Stuttering Be Cured?

There are several speech and language therapy approaches that can help stammering people speak more easily.

A speech and language therapist (SLT) can create an appropriate treatment plan.

An SLT can find ways to improve speech intelligibility and reduce the effects of stuttering on life.

King George VI Notoriously had a stutter that made it difficult for him to make speeches in front of the British public.

The King attended speech therapy prior to his iconic 1939 address.

Colin Firth brought his stutter to life in the award-winning 2010 film The King’s Speech.

Who is Felicity Baker? Which famous people have stutters?

In addition to King George VI. Joe Biden recently became the first US president to suffer from a stutter.

Former Labor cabinet member Ed Balls also knows all too well what it is like to have a stutter in a high profile role.

He previously said, “I was worried about this. That it could be viewed as weak or a failure. “

Rowan Atkinson’s stuttering isn’t widely known, but it is believed to be the reason he created the silent comedy character Mr Bean.

He once said his stutter “comes and goes”.

He said, “I find that when I play a character other than myself, the stuttering goes away.

“That was maybe an inspiration for my career.”

Pop Idol runner-up Gareth Gates famously struggled to get his words out there while speaking to judges like Simon Cowell and remains one of the most famous stutterers.

Emily Blunt, Bruce Willis, Hugh Grant, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, and Samuel L. Jackson are said to have suffered from stuttering at some point in their lives.

Coldplay’s Chris Martin and Australian singer Kylie Minogue are also prominent stutterers.

Can’t tell my name: Stuttering in the Spotlight will air on BBC One on Wednesday March 10, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

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