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Life Uncut smashes 13 million downloads; Brittany Hockley, Laura Byrne

Brittany Hockley and Laura Byrne’s podcast Life Uncut smashes 13 million downloads… after they turned Bachelor fame into a thriving media empire

Former Bachelor stars Brittany Hockley and Laura Byrne are on cloud nine after their popular podcast reached a major milestone this week.

Life Uncut, which they launched in July 2019 as a lifestyle show aimed at millennial women, is officially two years old.

The hosts were delighted to announced on Friday their show had been downloaded a total of 13 million times.

Kicking goals: Former Bachelor stars Brittany Hockley (right) and Laura Byrne (left) are on cloud nine after their popular podcast Life Uncut reached a major milestone this week

It’s a remarkable achievement for a podcast that’s only been around for two years.

The feat is all the more impressive as Life Uncut was launched independently, but later became part of the iHeartPodcast Network. 

‘It’s our birthday and we are two, baby!’ Laura said on Instagram. ‘Two years, 155 episodes and over 13 million downloads!

‘Just over two years ago Brittany and I sat down over coffee at a little café in Bondi and chatted about our messed-up exes and getting cheated on. It was that day Britt said, “We should start a podcast.” 

‘Neither of us had any idea what the hell we were doing so we googled “how to start a podcast” and Life Uncut was born.

‘Over the past two years we have laughed, we have cried, we have welcomed babies into the world, experienced miscarriage and loss and heartbreak, told some wildly inappropriate stories, Britt has found her penguin [boyfriend Jordan Thompson] and we welcomed producer Keeshia Pettit into the ranks.

‘It is a privilege to share our lives and the stories of our guest with you all and we freaking love this little community and all y’all Lifers so much.

‘Thank you for being our biggest cheerleaders, for listening and for helping us grow and learn. I’m so grateful that I get to make this pod with Brittany. She is the freaking best.’

In addition to producing several episodes of Life Uncut per week, Brittany and Laura have also produced a range of merchandise.

Brittany, 32, rose to fame as one of the unlucky finalists on Nick ‘The Honey Badger’ Cummins’ season of The Bachelor in 2018.

Laura, 35, had won the previous year’s season, starring Matty Johnson.

Flop season: Brittany, 32, rose to fame as one of the unlucky finalists on Nick 'The Honey Badger' Cummins' (right) season of The Bachelor in 2018

Flop season: Brittany, 32, rose to fame as one of the unlucky finalists on Nick ‘The Honey Badger’ Cummins’ (right) season of The Bachelor in 2018 

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