Mail Online: The teens who moved me to tears: Gok Wan reveals how two brothers taught him the real meaning of courage

Posted on January 29th, 2012 in Press Cuttings | 7 comments »

The teens who moved me to tears: Gok Wan reveals how two brothers taught him the real meaning of courage

When they agreed to take part in a series about troubled teenagers, hosted by fashion guru Gok Wan, it’s hard to see what brothers Ben and Michael Watson could have hoped to gain.

For their problems were in a completely different league to the acne/bullying/unrequited love ones that normally plague teenage years.

In short, their father was dying. At the time they invited the cameras in, they simply did not know how long he had left – six weeks, six months or six years.

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7 Comments on “ Mail Online: The teens who moved me to tears: Gok Wan reveals how two brothers taught him the real meaning of courage ”

  • Christine Ball on February 1st, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Gok, you are a legend and you make lots and lots and LOTS of people very happy. keep up your wonderful work and God bless you

    Chris xxxxx

  • Paul Jokinen-Carter on February 1st, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    you have given so many people pleasure from learning about how others can change and feel better about themselves – and this programme looks like it will be a big hit with the younger generation. Glad you are doing something for men too.
    Hugs and stuff

  • Olivia on February 4th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Gok you’re the perfect person to do a program like this, and you make lots of people feel amazing, and i will defo be watching Gok’s teens.
    Love you :)

  • chloe-joy on February 6th, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    hey gok i think that have touched on the one point which i have everyday .. i was hoping to be able to go on the show but dont kno how to but there is one thing that i want to say i had a rather hard year in 2011 … i love watching your show but i dont have the guts to wear different clothes but when i read your book i think of all the tough things you went through…. i need some fashion tips im 5ft 7inch and i have size 6 feet and im very well built pleaase gok i need some gokking!! Clo xxx

  • Suzi on February 6th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Hey Gok,hope your well….I,m hoping that your new programme will be of some help to my teenage son,I am having a very hard time at home he is having problems at school when we ask about if he is being bullied he clams up and shuts himself away on the family and I are trying everything we can think off to help him and I’m praying that just maybe there is something on your show that will help.
    Keep up all the good work if anyone is a good role model it’s you iv read your book and completely understand what you went through

    Suzi xxxx

  • CaseyDaise on February 7th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Every teen needs a boost now and again, Some more than others.
    When I was going through my teenage years I was a very lucky girl. I was a healthy size 8 with quite a large chest. As i got older and my body started to fill out a little more I broke down, when i was 17 i got into modelling and thought it was all going to come to an end. Now I have realised perfect girls are not real. And real girls are not perfect.

    We should all love who we are are what we look like because we are all beautifull, No matter what shape size or colour we are.
    If only gok could help us all!

  • Chloe on February 9th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    I love what you do Gok it . i think about you if someone says i am fat lol
    love you xx

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