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Letter To My Younger Self

Orlando Bloom: ‘I got really good at hiding myself’
Film

Orlando Bloom: ‘I got really good at hiding myself’

Jay Blades: ‘The Repair Shop fixes families and communities’
TV

Jay Blades: ‘The Repair Shop fixes families and communities’

Kay Mellor: Getting pregnant 16 gives you the life experience to be a writer
TV

Kay Mellor: Getting pregnant 16 gives you the life experience to be a writer

Dame Kelly Holmes: ‘Believing in yourself is so powerful’
News

Dame Kelly Holmes: ‘Believing in yourself is so powerful’

Hugh Bonneville: ‘Acting was something other people did’
TV

Hugh Bonneville: ‘Acting was something other people did’

Hugh Bonneville: Mental health wasn’t addressed at school
TV

Hugh Bonneville: Mental health wasn’t addressed at school

Nancy Sinatra: ‘I had to work hard to get beyond my name’
Music

Nancy Sinatra: ‘I had to work hard to get beyond my name’

Nancy Sinatra: I was too shy to pursue a big career
Music

Nancy Sinatra: I was too shy to pursue a big career

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Dave Grohl: ‘For a while I wasn’t sure if I ever wanted to play music again’
Music

Dave Grohl: ‘For a while I wasn’t sure if I ever wanted to play music again’

Zoe Lyons: ‘I would go back and tell my younger self she will be loved’
TV

Zoe Lyons: ‘I would go back and tell my younger self she will be loved’

Andi Osho: Get yourself into therapy and read about relationships
Books

Andi Osho: Get yourself into therapy and read about relationships

KT Tunstall almost ripped the head off her Brit award for Kate Bush
Music

KT Tunstall almost ripped the head off her Brit award for Kate Bush

Best of The Big Issue’s Letter to My Younger Self 2020
Culture

Best of The Big Issue’s Letter to My Younger Self 2020

Eddie Hearn: ‘Being my dad’s son gave me the drive to succeed’
News

Eddie Hearn: ‘Being my dad’s son gave me the drive to succeed’

Fearne Cotton: ‘I’ve been to hell and back’
TV

Fearne Cotton: ‘I’ve been to hell and back’

Kevin Rowland: ‘I was a lost soul in my teens’
Music

Kevin Rowland: ‘I was a lost soul in my teens’

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Cat Deeley: How a fun adventure led to cracking America
TV

Cat Deeley: How a fun adventure led to cracking America

Gregg Wallace: ‘What I really like is instant coffee and food out of tins’
TV

Gregg Wallace: ‘What I really like is instant coffee and food out of tins’

David Byrne: ‘Not everything you do has to find an audience’
Music

David Byrne: ‘Not everything you do has to find an audience’

David Byrne: ‘The US has been ripped in half… again’
Music

David Byrne: ‘The US has been ripped in half… again’

Dolly Parton talks crushing on Johnny Cash and the meaning of Jolene
Music

Dolly Parton talks crushing on Johnny Cash and the meaning of Jolene

Dolly Parton: ‘If I want something hell or high water ain’t gonna stop me’
Music

Dolly Parton: ‘If I want something hell or high water ain’t gonna stop me’

Jon Bon Jovi says his parents gave him the ‘belief to make a dream reality’
Music

Jon Bon Jovi says his parents gave him the ‘belief to make a dream reality’

Jon Bon Jovi: ‘There were times in my career when things were deeply dark’
Music

Jon Bon Jovi: ‘There were times in my career when things were deeply dark’

Susie Dent: ‘You don’t have to try to be someone you’re not’
TV

Susie Dent: ‘You don’t have to try to be someone you’re not’

Sara Pascoe: ‘I had a very stupid opinion for a long time about therapy’
TV

Sara Pascoe: ‘I had a very stupid opinion for a long time about therapy’

Gregg Wallace was no master chef in his younger days
TV

Gregg Wallace was no master chef in his younger days

Eddie Hearn: ‘I have the drive to outperform my dad’
News

Eddie Hearn: ‘I have the drive to outperform my dad’

Rupert Graves: A walk through Stoke Newington changed my life
TV

Rupert Graves: A walk through Stoke Newington changed my life

Billy Ocean: ‘Even as a little kid in Trinidad I was singing in school’
Music

Billy Ocean: ‘Even as a little kid in Trinidad I was singing in school’

Dexys legend reveals Twitter Listening Parties revived love for early albums
Music

Dexys legend reveals Twitter Listening Parties revived love for early albums

Kevin Rowland: I was full of fear and too dictatorial
Music

Kevin Rowland: I was full of fear and too dictatorial

Tom Ellis: “My biggest fear growing up was people not liking me.”
TV

Tom Ellis: “My biggest fear growing up was people not liking me.”