When we first started out I had no ambitions other than not being a one-hit wonder. That was it. I didn't want to just have one tantalizing taste of what we were chasing and then no more. I didn't want to work in the family ice cream business. Of course, I wanted to be a success but, if you'd have told the young man that I was, that nearly half a century on he'd still be getting away with it, I'd have laughed you out of Catford... Some poor sod worked out that we've done over 6000 shows, played to over 25 million people and been away from home for more than 23 years.
It's true of life that when faced with a long journey to achieve the goals and ambitions we set for ourselves, it's helpful for us to understand that to reach the target, we have to take one step at a time to progress towards our dreams.
It was the last thing I expected. It was Saturday morning. Early. I was sitting in my local Starbucks, drinking an Americano and musing about the g...
From her 'Locomotion' days to the recent 'Aphrodite' tour (with costumes created by Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce), the 44-year old singer is now the star of a book which charts the various style eras of her career - and the designers and fashion houses she has collaborated with over the years.
If we are to challenge a culture of abuse, we must listen to our children. We must also create a society where all are listened to, regardless of gender, class or race. Only then might such systematic abuses become a thing of the past.
I've seen first hand the impact breast cancer can have on a woman and her family.
The chances of Prince William leapfrogging his father to the throne increased dramatically this week. As the Prince of Wales heads further and further into unconstitutional waters by demanding his letters to government ministers remain private, William started to look like a much more eligible candidate for kingship.
While other judges may come and go, X Factor without Louis Walsh would be like peaches without cream, Laurel without Hardy, John without Edward. Louis, you really are what the X Factor is all about - I salute you!
As I listened to the 400 pupils at Kasasa Primary and Junior school on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital Kampala sing their Sanitation Anthem and do their morning hand checks, it was obvious that once tangible measures were in place for them to use, these children would be taught the importance of using them and taught it well. A combination of the humble toilet and access to clean water made possible by people taking part in Sport Relief and the UK government's decision to back them has the power to bring about long term change that can educate and empower the most vulnerable.
Maybe if I did too many events and asked for 'help' on too many occasions I would quickly exhaust the patience and better virtues of many, but then if only 1% of my 318,000 Twitter followers donated £1 each, that would still raise £3180! There are worse ways to get on peoples nerves.
Innocent until proven guilty is the modus operandi for the legal system in the UK and as a lawyer I am eminently aware of that concept. However, I found myself reading the reports about Collins' behaviour during his relationship with Anna Larke with a sense of uncomfortable recollection of my own painful memories from my first ever relationship whilst a teenager.
What is it with you Italians? Why do you seem to "get it" more than anyone else? It's a constant source of fascination for me.
Oh dear Gareth! It must have been a slow news day, despite more pressing headlines such as the murder charges against Mark Bridger the celeb gossip section exploded with another alleged affair between the married Gareth Gates and an on-stage co-star.
I'm rubbing my eyes, trying to wipe away the vague fug of tiredness that now seems to plague me during this time. By mid-afternoon I start to flag. Such is the effect of getting up at 0330 every weekday. That's the answer to the first question pretty much everyone now asks about my new job presenting Daybreak on ITV.
Society needs to stop obsessing over celebrity bodies- from both an appreciating and critical point of view.
Is it possible to detect the sexually exploitative earlier? Various TV documentaries may broadcast accusations and confessions, but if there is a mass of evidence available now - why were signs not picked up before?