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It's amazing how I can just ramble on for hours, isn't it? And so unentertaining or uninteresting. But I can ramble on for hours. It's a sort of terrible gift, isn't it?
My life could have been so grim... really, really grim.
Occasionally the state of the planet can knock me off my perky perch.
One of the great things about being gay and out is that the papers couldn't care less about your love life.
The BBC will always be attacked by whoever is in government. It is that George Bush thing of 'If you're not with us you are against us.'
The higher your profile becomes, the more aware you are that people out there might hate you.
You don't want to be hard to look at. Plain very good, hard to look at bad. The plain shall inherit the earth; time is our friend.
All these people I interview are worth ten times what I'm worth.
The only people who are desperate to go on the show are people we're desperate not to have on the show.
An awful lot of female celebrities are very beautiful whereas a lot of male celebrities are not so hot.
I bet Maurice Gibb's heart monitor was singing the tune of Stayin' Alive.
I don't think anyone wants to be gay.
I'd like to retire at 50 but I don't want to sell papers in the middle of London on a Zimmer.
I'm often dating people, but I don't say it because you sort of know it won't last long.
I am really bad at actually interviewing people.
I am very quick to judge.
If it was possible for me to adopt, I probably would, but no one's going to let me adopt.
It sounds deeply shallow, but for brief spells every member of the public can be fascinating.
It's lovely to get one successful show - the chances of finding a second one are not so hot.
My parents grew up working class, but in that way that working class families do, they spent a fortune on education to better me.
The BBC is a victim of its own independence.
Well, certainly I think American television is - that's proper TV.
You don't want money to make you a social freak where you can only hang out with rich people.
My ambition was to stop waiting tables. That was how I measured success: finally, I was able to stop waiting tables, and I was able to pay the rent, and that was by being a stand-up comic. Not a very good stand-up comic, but good enough to make a living.
All my interesting stories are from before I was on television. Nothing interesting has happened to me since then. Maybe it's because the most interesting thing in my life is the show and that's on telly.
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