QUOTES of the week

The Scottish Mail on Sunday - - Paul Sinclair -

‘Hon­estly, poor old Nick Robin­son go­ing for an in­ter­view… what a waste of petrol that was. No chance he’s go­ing to get it.’ Jeremy Clark­son says men now don’t stand a chance of get­ting top jobs at the BBC, such as host­ing Ques­tion Time. ‘They’re like 50-year-olds at the end of a disco, who have turned down other of­fers and are wait­ing for Scar­lett Jo­hans­son to come along.’ Michael Gove urges rebels to ac­cept Theresa May’s Brexit deal. ‘I have come through 18 wars al­most un­scathed and I trip up at a rail­way sta­tion.’ Vet­eran cor­re­spon­dent Martin Bell, who had to have his skull re­built af­ter a fall. ‘How many times do you have to be told?’ Coleen Rooney is fu­ri­ous af­ter her hus­band Wayne was held in the US for be­ing drunk in pub­lic. ‘I pre­fer younger women’s bod­ies. The body of a 25-year-old is ex­tra­or­di­nary. The body of a woman of 50 is not.’ French au­thor Yann Moix prompts out­rage with claims that women over 50 are ‘too old to love’. ‘A chunk of the hol­i­day was spent spray­ing and comb­ing to evict lice from my un­kempt nog­gin.’ Broad­caster Robert Pe­ston ad­mits he was struck down with nits over Christ­mas. ‘It’s not my duty to dob him in.’ So­lic­i­tor Richard Egan sparks fury by re­fus­ing to dis­close the where­abouts of fugi­tive killer Jack Shep­herd. ‘Be shocked. Be ap­palled. We shouldn’t have to live like this.’ De­tec­tive Su­per­in­ten­dent Richard Tucker af­ter 14-year-old Jay­den Moodie was stabbed to death in East Lon­don. ‘I was never any good on the cat­walk. I looked like the cleaner who had come in through the wrong door.’ Ra­dio 2 star Sara Cox ad­mits that her days as a model were not al­to­gether a suc­cess.

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