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I am de­lighted to host the Royal Va­ri­ety Show. It is a role that I am wildly un­suited to and I will no doubt of­fend a great many peo­ple – Co­me­dian Greg Davies.

The age of space and tech­nol­ogy is very much a man’s world. For girls and women, the world is still stuck in medieval times. Girls and women are not just about find­ing a man and hav­ing ba­bies. We have ideas, we have ca­reers and we have the power – Singer Paloma Faith.

The pace of rad­i­cal­i­sa­tion is quite dif­fer­ent to what it was a decade ago. It’s very rapid in­deed. It can be be­tween break­fast and lunch – Baroness Man­ning­ham-Buller, a former MI5 chief.

Tele­vi­sion’s sin­gu­lar con­tri­bu­tion to the mod­ern world is to re­duce the aver­age per­son’s at­ten­tion span to that of a gnat – Sir Bernard Ing­ham.

I have a cold. Can you catch germs by read­ing about them? – Jac­que­line McCrindle, of Ayr­shire, in a pre­sum­ably ironic let­ter to the Daily Telegraph.

Paloma Faith

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