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Letter To My Younger Self

Engelbert Humperdinck: ‘I’ve lost fortunes, my dear. Fortunes’
Letter To My Younger Self

Engelbert Humperdinck: ‘I’ve lost fortunes, my dear. Fortunes’

Frankie Dettori: ‘I was a disaster. Trust me.’
Letter To My Younger Self

Frankie Dettori: ‘I was a disaster. Trust me.’

A champion jockey who rode for the Queen, he almost lost it all after an infamous drugs bust. Frankie Dettori is still looking for peace of mind, he tells Jane Graham.

Naga Munchetty: ‘Immigrant families have to be that bit better’
TV

Naga Munchetty: ‘Immigrant families have to be that bit better’

How growing up as the daughter of an immigrant family shaped the TV presenter Naga Munchetty’s work ethic and desire to succeed.

Alan Cumming: ‘My dad was a very good abuser’
Culture

Alan Cumming: ‘My dad was a very good abuser’

Mark Strong: ‘I started a fanzine named after a Damned song and sold copies for 5p’
TV

Mark Strong: ‘I started a fanzine named after a Damned song and sold copies for 5p’

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Shappi Khorsandi: ‘I’d tell my 16-year-old self, you have ADHD. That’s why you failed your GCSEs’
Culture

Shappi Khorsandi: ‘I’d tell my 16-year-old self, you have ADHD. That’s why you failed your GCSEs’

Dolly Parton, Dave Grohl and Billie Piper feature in Letter To My Younger Self paperback
Books

Dolly Parton, Dave Grohl and Billie Piper feature in Letter To My Younger Self paperback

Billy Bragg: ‘There’s nothing worse than giving in to your own cynicism’
Music

Billy Bragg: ‘There’s nothing worse than giving in to your own cynicism’

Roger Taylor on Elvis, Freddie Mercury’s belief in Queen and his weekend with Bowie
Music

Roger Taylor on Elvis, Freddie Mercury’s belief in Queen and his weekend with Bowie

Roger Taylor: ‘I just wish I’d got to say goodbye to Freddie’
Music

Roger Taylor: ‘I just wish I’d got to say goodbye to Freddie’

Big Issue sellers share words of advice for their younger selves
News

Big Issue sellers share words of advice for their younger selves

Sabrina Cohen-Hatton on her journey from homelessness to fire chief – via The Big Issue
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Sabrina Cohen-Hatton on her journey from homelessness to fire chief – via The Big Issue

Terry Hall: ‘The Specials have always been about protest’
Music

Terry Hall: ‘The Specials have always been about protest’

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Actor Samuel West: ‘I was a rebellious 33-year-old’
TV

Actor Samuel West: ‘I was a rebellious 33-year-old’

Paul McGann: ‘Doctor Who couldn’t have worked out better’
TV

Paul McGann: ‘Doctor Who couldn’t have worked out better’

‘I had to flee Afghanistan when I was just 12’
News

‘I had to flee Afghanistan when I was just 12’

Jackson Browne: ‘The best is always yet to come’
Music

Jackson Browne: ‘The best is always yet to come’

Jonathan Edwards: ‘It almost feels like somebody else’s life’
News

Jonathan Edwards: ‘It almost feels like somebody else’s life’

Peter Ackroyd: ‘When I was young I wanted to be Pope’
Books

Peter Ackroyd: ‘When I was young I wanted to be Pope’

Joan Armatrading: ‘I didn’t know I was breaking ground’
Music

Joan Armatrading: ‘I didn’t know I was breaking ground’

Ricky Ross: ‘You can avoid real life, and still get paid!’
Music

Ricky Ross: ‘You can avoid real life, and still get paid!’

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Richard Coles: ‘I still don’t think David is dead’
News

Richard Coles: ‘I still don’t think David is dead’

Ed Miliband: ‘I should have taken more chances’
News

Ed Miliband: ‘I should have taken more chances’

Pat Nevin: ‘When I hear racist chanting… I’m not having that’
News

Pat Nevin: ‘When I hear racist chanting… I’m not having that’

Joanna Scanlon: ‘I don’t see conformity as a good thing’
TV

Joanna Scanlon: ‘I don’t see conformity as a good thing’

Billie Piper: ‘I’ve had to prove myself twice as hard’
TV

Billie Piper: ‘I’ve had to prove myself twice as hard’

James O’Brien: ‘In therapy I felt my armour flaking away’
News

James O’Brien: ‘In therapy I felt my armour flaking away’

Ian Wright: ‘I didn’t realise how unhappy I was’
News

Ian Wright: ‘I didn’t realise how unhappy I was’

Esther Rantzen: ‘Strap on your tin helmet and keep going’
TV

Esther Rantzen: ‘Strap on your tin helmet and keep going’

Matt Baker: ‘When you grow up on a farm, you know all about hard work’
TV

Matt Baker: ‘When you grow up on a farm, you know all about hard work’

Tim Booth: ‘I carried too much responsibility in James’
Music

Tim Booth: ‘I carried too much responsibility in James’

Gabrielle: ‘Dreams definitely can come true!’
Music

Gabrielle: ‘Dreams definitely can come true!’

Erwin James: ‘Prison is a challenge. You’ll be grateful you can read’
News

Erwin James: ‘Prison is a challenge. You’ll be grateful you can read’