EXCLUSIVE: GK Barry speaks out on ‘beef’ with TOWIE’s Ella Rae Wise

Grace has had a few TOWIE stars on her podcast

GK Barry and Ella Rae Wise

by Nathan Katnoria |
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We like to think we’ve got quite fun jobs here at Closer HQ, but if there’s one person who gives us job envy it’s definitely GK Barry. The iconic podcast host has interviewed everyone from TOWIE legends Amy Childs and Ferne McCann to Katie Price and Rylan.

In fact, GK’s podcast Saving Grace has been so successful that she’s been given another one to host. Her latest venture The Turnout sees her explore the political scene ahead of the upcoming General Election (or Genny Lec as she calls it).

But while most of us are obsessed with Saving Grace, GK – whose real name is Grace Keeling – previously hinted at ‘beef’ with TOWIE star Ella Rae Wise when she claimed on one episode that Ella didn’t like her podcast.

GK Barry
GK Barry has made a name for herself as a top podcast host ©Alan Chapman/Dave Benett/Getty Images

“She hates this podcast. She’s going to hate that,” Grace told Pete Wicks when asking him about his alleged romance with Ella.

When we caught up with Grace recently, we of course had to ask her about her rumoured feud with Ella and she spilled alllll the tea.

“I had Chloe Brockett on the podcast and her and Ella didn’t get on. I was Team Chloe on the pod and I don’t think she liked it,” Grace told us.

Ella Rae Wise
©Karwai Tang/WireImage

But she put all rumours of a feud to bed when she continued, “However, I’m very neutral. I like Ella. I’ve just watched the most recent series of TOWIE and I do think she was done very dirty on that series, so I hope she’s good.”

As for whether we can expect Ella on the Saving Grace podcast in the future, Grace added, “I’d have Ella on the pod, why not? I’ll have everyone on the pod, absolutely. Let’s talk the tea.”

And we can imagine that Ella will have plenty of tea to discuss as the latest series of TOWIE was very eventful for her.

Dan Edgar and Ella Rae Wise
Ella has had an eventful time on TOWIE of late ©ITV Pictures

From romancing Dan Edgar to falling out with Harry Derbidge and the arrival of her chaotic (in the best way) bestie Freddie Bentley on the Essex scene, it’s safe to say that Ella will probably have a lot to say about series 33.

Make it happen, Grace.

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Nathan Katnoria is Closer's Senior Digital Writer and resident TOWIE expert. He's seen all 33 (thirty three!!) series of the ITVBe show and regularly reminisces about forgotten TOWIE romances from years gone by. Although he's never been to Brentwood, Nathan has interviewed loads of TOWIE faves past and present including Sam Faiers, Chloe Brockett, Diags and Georgia Kousoulou.

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