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Letter To My Younger Self

Michael Ball: ‘I hid in my flat for months. I suffered so badly with nerves’
Music

Michael Ball: ‘I hid in my flat for months. I suffered so badly with nerves’

Kiefer Sutherland: ‘I didn’t know how lucky I was being in The Lost Boys’
Film

Kiefer Sutherland: ‘I didn’t know how lucky I was being in The Lost Boys’

Ralph Fiennes: ‘Don’t be complacent. Have the courage to speak your mind’
Film

Ralph Fiennes: ‘Don’t be complacent. Have the courage to speak your mind’

Francis Rossi: ‘I was lucky. I was able to just give up drugs’
Culture

Francis Rossi: ‘I was lucky. I was able to just give up drugs’

Simon Amstell: ‘I had to lie about who I was because I liked boys’
TV

Simon Amstell: ‘I had to lie about who I was because I liked boys’

Chiwetel Ejiofor: ‘Education is the most important thing we have’
Film

Chiwetel Ejiofor: ‘Education is the most important thing we have’

Don Warrington: ‘I had a secret longing to be an actor since I was a boy’
Film

Don Warrington: ‘I had a secret longing to be an actor since I was a boy’

Samantha Morton: ‘I felt a lot of anger when I was a teenager in care’
TV

Samantha Morton: ‘I felt a lot of anger when I was a teenager in care’

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Richard E Grant: ‘Every job I’ve had is a result of being in Withnail & I’
Film

Richard E Grant: ‘Every job I’ve had is a result of being in Withnail & I’

Tom Kerridge: ‘My mum is the greatest thing ever’
TV

Tom Kerridge: ‘My mum is the greatest thing ever’

Andrea Bocelli: ‘I owe my parents an awful lot’
Music

Andrea Bocelli: ‘I owe my parents an awful lot’

Shirley Ballas: ‘I’ve spent my life in an industry dominated by men’
Culture

Shirley Ballas: ‘I’ve spent my life in an industry dominated by men’

Dominic West: ‘I feel I’m in the summer of my life – it can’t last forever’
TV

Dominic West: ‘I feel I’m in the summer of my life – it can’t last forever’

Stella Rimington: ‘KGB saw us as extraordinary creatures from another world’
Books

Stella Rimington: ‘KGB saw us as extraordinary creatures from another world’

Jean-Michel Jarre: ‘My success was so big and violent it was almost abstract’
Film

Jean-Michel Jarre: ‘My success was so big and violent it was almost abstract’

Mark Knopfler: ‘I’ve been tested, but the desire to make music has remained’
Music

Mark Knopfler: ‘I’ve been tested, but the desire to make music has remained’

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Chris Bonington: ‘Even after loss, I’ve never considered not being a climber’
News

Chris Bonington: ‘Even after loss, I’ve never considered not being a climber’

Mishal Husain: The presenting powerhouse doesn’t know any other way to live
TV

Mishal Husain: The presenting powerhouse doesn’t know any other way to live

Romesh Ranganathan’s teenage struggle with poverty was ‘insane’
TV

Romesh Ranganathan’s teenage struggle with poverty was ‘insane’

Prue Leith: I was amazingly selfish and amazingly unaware as a teenager
TV

Prue Leith: I was amazingly selfish and amazingly unaware as a teenager

Ruth Davidson: I thought I’d be married in my early twenties with two kids
Politics

Ruth Davidson: I thought I’d be married in my early twenties with two kids

Rod Stewart: The 16-year-old me wouldn’t believe I’m still doing this at 73
Music

Rod Stewart: The 16-year-old me wouldn’t believe I’m still doing this at 73

Coleen Nolan: Losing my sister made me question my own mortality
Music

Coleen Nolan: Losing my sister made me question my own mortality

Josh Groban: ‘If I could go back in time I would warn everyone about Trump’
Music

Josh Groban: ‘If I could go back in time I would warn everyone about Trump’

Terry Waite: “I’ve had mock executions, been tortured, but I came through it”
News

Terry Waite: “I’ve had mock executions, been tortured, but I came through it”

Mary Robinson: “I’d tell my younger self you can’t change things too quickly”
News

Mary Robinson: “I’d tell my younger self you can’t change things too quickly”

Tony Adams: “My first addiction was football”
News

Tony Adams: “My first addiction was football”

Sylvester McCoy: As Doctors, we’re a part of a very special club
TV

Sylvester McCoy: As Doctors, we’re a part of a very special club

Geoffrey Robertson QC: “The Daily Mail said I was known as the Rottweiler”
News

Geoffrey Robertson QC: “The Daily Mail said I was known as the Rottweiler”

Henry Blofeld: “My life would be an innings of desperate uncertainty”
News

Henry Blofeld: “My life would be an innings of desperate uncertainty”

Ben Elton: “I was never able to say goodbye to Rik Mayall”
TV

Ben Elton: “I was never able to say goodbye to Rik Mayall”

“The damage is done”: Dame Stephanie Shirley on Trump’s immigration policies
News

“The damage is done”: Dame Stephanie Shirley on Trump’s immigration policies

Windrush child Don Letts: “Our parents were getting screwed”
News

Windrush child Don Letts: “Our parents were getting screwed”

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