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Letter To My Younger Self

Motsi Mabuse: ‘I don’t like dance competitions. I have a real anxiety about them now’
Letter to my Younger Self

Motsi Mabuse: ‘I don’t like dance competitions. I have a real anxiety about them now’

Her parents thought that dancing was just a hobby and that she would become an engineer, but the Strictly judge had other ideas

Paul O’Grady: ‘I could milk a cow by the time I was seven’
Letter to my Younger Self

Paul O’Grady: ‘I could milk a cow by the time I was seven’

From flamboyant altar boy and club performer to children’s author, dog rescuer and alpaca pimp, Paul O’Grady reflects on a life that’s been a wild ride

Tony Blackburn: ‘The world we’re living in at the moment is the saddest time I’ve ever known’
Letter to my Younger Self

Tony Blackburn: ‘The world we’re living in at the moment is the saddest time I’ve ever known’

From pirate radio to winning I’m a Celebrity…, it’s been a charmed life for the much-loved disc jockey, but he’s angry about partygate rule breakers, and increasingly sad about the state we’re in

Sharon Horgan: ‘Divorce can be a really helpful, handy thing’
Letter to my Younger Self

Sharon Horgan: ‘Divorce can be a really helpful, handy thing’

Colin Murray: ‘I never, ever wanted to be on the radio’
Letter to my Younger Self

Colin Murray: ‘I never, ever wanted to be on the radio’

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From the archives: Salman Rushdie’s letter to his younger self
Letter to my Younger Self

From the archives: Salman Rushdie’s letter to his younger self

P.P. Arnold: ‘I was in a relationship with a white boy that just happened to be Mick Jagger’
Letter to my Younger Self

P.P. Arnold: ‘I was in a relationship with a white boy that just happened to be Mick Jagger’

Gary Numan: ‘Fame is like jumping onto a speeding train. At some point you lose your grip’
Letter To My Younger Self

Gary Numan: ‘Fame is like jumping onto a speeding train. At some point you lose your grip’

Anita Rani: ‘Asian women aren’t allowed to fail. We have to excel at everything’
Letter to my Younger Self

Anita Rani: ‘Asian women aren’t allowed to fail. We have to excel at everything’

Simon Pegg: ‘Sometimes I catch myself, oh my god, I’m on the bridge of the Enterprise. How did I get here?’
Letter to my Younger Self

Simon Pegg: ‘Sometimes I catch myself, oh my god, I’m on the bridge of the Enterprise. How did I get here?’

Denise Mina: ‘Writing is a compulsion. It’s not really something you choose to do’
Letter to my Younger Self

Denise Mina: ‘Writing is a compulsion. It’s not really something you choose to do’

John McEnroe: ‘It was a hell of a ride’
Letter to my Younger Self

John McEnroe: ‘It was a hell of a ride’

Glenda Jackson: ‘What made me give up acting and go into politics was Margaret Thatcher’
Letter to my younger self

Glenda Jackson: ‘What made me give up acting and go into politics was Margaret Thatcher’

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Steve Lamacq: ‘I’m still doing what I was doing when I was 16’
letter to my younger self

Steve Lamacq: ‘I’m still doing what I was doing when I was 16’

Alison Hammond: ‘I knew very little about my own Black history in Britain’
Letter To My Younger Self

Alison Hammond: ‘I knew very little about my own Black history in Britain’

Bruce Hornsby: ‘Having a laugh or 20 is an enjoyable and healthy way to live’
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Bruce Hornsby: ‘Having a laugh or 20 is an enjoyable and healthy way to live’

Joe Wicks: ‘My own childhood made me think about the kind of parent I wanted to be’
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Joe Wicks: ‘My own childhood made me think about the kind of parent I wanted to be’

‘Mistakes are not a failure, they are part of the gig,’ says TV presenter Angela Scanlon
Letter to my younger self

‘Mistakes are not a failure, they are part of the gig,’ says TV presenter Angela Scanlon

Screenwriter Abi Morgan on the dramas in her own life that rival anything she’s written
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Screenwriter Abi Morgan on the dramas in her own life that rival anything she’s written

Parminder Nagra on Bend It Like Beckham’s legacy and celebrating birthdays with George Clooney
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Parminder Nagra on Bend It Like Beckham’s legacy and celebrating birthdays with George Clooney

Ben Okri: ‘War taught me as a kid that there is no certainty in this world’
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Ben Okri: ‘War taught me as a kid that there is no certainty in this world’

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JJ Chalmers: ‘In some ways, it’s like I was born again after Afghanistan’
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JJ Chalmers: ‘In some ways, it’s like I was born again after Afghanistan’

Paddy Considine: ‘I feel like my life is a series of beautiful interventions’
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Paddy Considine: ‘I feel like my life is a series of beautiful interventions’

‘What you really love to do will keep you going’: Remembering June Brown, EastEnders’ iconic Dot Cotton
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‘What you really love to do will keep you going’: Remembering June Brown, EastEnders’ iconic Dot Cotton

Will Young: ‘I worked out that nothing really matters, then found simplistic joy in everything’
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Will Young: ‘I worked out that nothing really matters, then found simplistic joy in everything’

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