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"I felt I had lost all control and had only the vaguest awareness of who I was and what on earth I was doing. I cascaded into a very, very, dark place, the darkest mental place I have ever been" Channel 4 newsreader Jon Snow, below, on taking "skunk" cannabis as part of a laboratory experiment "If it was one of my sons and I, left in the jungle, I'd insist he ate me" TV adventurer Bear Grylls who said he would not think twice about eating human flesh "Not all Tories are bastards" Comedian Ben Elton, a Labour supporter "What is required is to be dignified.

To be almost iconic and self-controlled. Not to be charming. I prefer that to someone who smiles a lot and secretly has bulimia" Actress Dame Helen Mirren, who has played the Queen, on the attributes a monarch should have Abbey Clancy, former Strictly Come Dancing winner, not proud of her marble cake contribution to the Great Comic Relief Bake-Off "Performing in front of a crowd is the best two hours of any day for me, although I remember telling Eric Morecambe that I was doing a one-man show and he replied,'Let's hope two turn up"' Entertainer Des O'Connor "It was my job to disrupt play, tackle, get the ball and pass it to someone better than me. Some people branded me a dirty player but I would say I was clever. I got 89 yellow cards and just one red" Robbie Savage, ex-footballer and now a pundit, on his playing days


"Mine looks like it has curdled. It looks like a cup of sick"

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Feb 19, 2015
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