Quotes of the Week
“Some cultures believe a long life brings wisdom. I’d like to think so. Perhaps part of that wisdom is to recognise some of life’s baffling paradoxes, such as the way human beings have a huge propensity for good, and yet a capacity for evil.” The Queen warns against the dangers of tribalism and emphasises the risks of religious divisions in her Christmas Day speech
“She’s still one of my closest friends to this day. We talk about once a week and we meet up with our families and she’s a dear friend to all of us. It would never have been the success it was without the wonderful Michele.” Michael Crawford reveals he still chats to Michele Dotrice, his onscreen wife in Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em 40 years after they finished filming the hit series
“This year, the money I would have spent on Rosie and Paul I’m actually going to donate to charity. My kids are so fortunate – they get everything they want and brands are always gifting them things. You have to make sure they don’t expect that all the time. I want them to grow up appreciating what they have.” Reality star Sam Faiers explains why she didn’t give her children Christmas presents this year
“If any of u beautiful souls are struggling this year, I promise u it gets easier. Never the same but it eases & we learn to keep memories alive & make new ones. Sending all u beauties love this Xmas, thank u for getting me through tough times. I owe u all so much. Love u 4 ever!” Actress Sheridan Smith tweets a Christmas Day message of support to fans after overcoming tough times following the death of her father.