These celebrities are all massive fans of ‘Baby Reindeer’

These celebrities are all massive fans of ‘Baby Reindeer’

Baby Reindeer has proved to be one of the standout cultural moments of the first half of 2024, and the show has picked up a number of high-profile fans.

The Netflix drama was written, created by and starred comedian Richard Gadd, and it is a semi-autobiographical story depicting his real experience of being stalked by an older woman named Martha.

The show spent almost a month at the top of Netflix’s viewership rankings and sparked many conversations around reporting and dealing with stalkers.

Gadd himself has spoken about his disbelief at the scale of the reaction to the show, telling Netflix that there is one particular celebrity fan that has left him especially surprised.

“I grew up loving wrestling and WWE and never really shook it, much though I tried,” he said.

He went on to reveal that he received a video from the wrestler-turned-Hollywood star John Cena, who proclaimed his love of the show.

“You sometimes just can’t believe it’s happening. Like, you’re gonna wake up one day and, ‘Oh, it was a dream’,” Gadd added.

Others who have shared their admiration for the show include horror legend Stephen King, who said: “I have an essay about BABY REINDEER in the London Times. I can’t believe they paid me for writing about such a cool show, but they did.”

I have an essay about BABY REINDEER in the London Times. I can’t believe they paid me for writing about such a cool show, but they did. Of course, I DID pay Netflix.

— Stephen King (@StephenKing) May 1, 2024

Cardi B simply tweeted “Baby Reindeer” during the show’s initial weeks of release, while Limmy described it as “astonishing”.

Cardi B talks about Baby Reindeer on Netflix on IG live

— 𝐏 (@peeonitx2) April 24, 2024

Just finished watching Baby Reindeer.


— (@DaftLimmy) April 21, 2024

Following the series’ release, and its declaration of being a “true story”, many viewers tried to find out the real identities of the characters in the show. This led to Fiona Harvey, a woman claiming to be the inspiration behind Martha, coming forward and directly threatening legal action against Gadd.

Harvey also appeared on Piers Morgan Uncensored last month (May 9), her first television interview since the show aired. In it, Harvey denied many aspects of the show’s narrative, saying that she did not stalk Gadd, attack his girlfriend, destroy the bar he worked in or contact his parents. She also strongly denied being convicted of any charges, which is the fate that befalls Martha in the show.

Last week, a lawyer claimed that she too had been stalked by Harvey. Laura Wray, who employed Harvey for a brief period before she met Baby Reindeer creator Richard Gadd, said that she immediately recognised that Martha was based on Harvey when she watched the show. Harvey denied Wray’s allegations.

Previously, Gadd urged people to stop trying to work out the real-life identity of Martha in the show. He added: ”Please don’t speculate on who any of the real life people could be. That’s not the point of the show.”

Gadd previously told GQ: “We’ve gone to such great lengths to disguise her to the point that I don’t think she would recognise herself.”

He also told The Independent: “I can’t emphasise enough how much of a victim she is in all this… Stalking and harassment is a form of mental illness. It would have been wrong to paint her as a monster, because she’s unwell, and the system’s failed her.”

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