Letter To My Younger Self

Liz Carr: 'I was told all the time I wouldn't live to be old – and I believed it'
Liz Carr
Letter To My Younger Self

Liz Carr: 'I was told all the time I wouldn't live to be old – and I believed it'

Illness gave her the toughest of starts, but the actor and activist found her calling after a lightbulb moment changed her life
Actor Liz Carr says it hurts to hear her younger self 'wanted to die'
Liz Carr
Disability rights

Actor Liz Carr says it hurts to hear her younger self 'wanted to die'

Iron Maiden legend Bruce Dickinson: 'You don’t need some rock star saying war is a bad thing'
Bruce Dickinson
Letter To My Younger Self

Iron Maiden legend Bruce Dickinson: 'You don’t need some rock star saying war is a bad thing'

Sananda Maitreya: 'You don't have to suffer. You can just choose happiness'
Letter To My Younger Self

Sananda Maitreya: 'You don't have to suffer. You can just choose happiness'

Olly Murs: 'As soon as I met my wife Amelia I could see her raising a child with me'
Letter To My Younger Self

Olly Murs: 'As soon as I met my wife Amelia I could see her raising a child with me'

Olly Murs on mental health and losing Caroline Flack: 'She visits me in my dreams – it's lovely'
Olly Murs and Caroline Flack in 2015
Mental health

Olly Murs on mental health and losing Caroline Flack: 'She visits me in my dreams – it's lovely'

Labi Siffre: 'I've had far more difficulties in my life due to being a homosexual than being Black'
Labi Siffre
Letter To My Younger Self

Labi Siffre: 'I've had far more difficulties in my life due to being a homosexual than being Black'

Helen Lederer: 'There was no room for more women on TV in the 80s and 90s, the slots were taken'
Letter To My Younger Self

Helen Lederer: 'There was no room for more women on TV in the 80s and 90s, the slots were taken'

Nish Kumar: 'My experience of being a brown man in Britain shifted after 9/11'
Nish Kumar
Letter To My Younger Self

Nish Kumar: 'My experience of being a brown man in Britain shifted after 9/11'

Fool Me Once star Adeel Akhtar: 'Drama school felt like running away and joining the circus'
Letter to my Younger Self

Fool Me Once star Adeel Akhtar: 'Drama school felt like running away and joining the circus'

Rugby legend Gareth Thomas: 'The fear of coming out was far worse than the reality'
Gareth Thomas
Letter To My Younger Self

Rugby legend Gareth Thomas: 'The fear of coming out was far worse than the reality'

Kool & the Gang's Robert Bell on music, politics and the secret to a happy marriage
Letter to my younger self

Kool & the Gang's Robert Bell on music, politics and the secret to a happy marriage

Inside the Big Issue: 200 years of small boats
Inside the Big Issue

Inside the Big Issue: 200 years of small boats

Spandau Ballet star Tony Hadley on communism, punk and how music saved him from a stint in borstal
Tony Hadley
Letter to my Younger Self

Spandau Ballet star Tony Hadley on communism, punk and how music saved him from a stint in borstal

Angela Griffin: 'For my first year in Coronation Street I kept my job in Burger King'
Letter to my younger self

Angela Griffin: 'For my first year in Coronation Street I kept my job in Burger King'

Architect and TV presenter George Clarke: 'I decided to make the absolute most out of life'
Letter To My Younger Self

Architect and TV presenter George Clarke: 'I decided to make the absolute most out of life'

George Clarke: 'My absolute driver for the rest of my days will be the f**king housing crisis'
George Clarke
TV

George Clarke: 'My absolute driver for the rest of my days will be the f**king housing crisis'

LeAnn Rimes on powerful women, making mistakes and giving voice to her late gay uncle
LeAnn Rimes
Letter To My Younger Self

LeAnn Rimes on powerful women, making mistakes and giving voice to her late gay uncle

Henry Winkler on Happy Days, dyslexia and why he'll always love The Fonz: 'I'm grateful'
Henry Winkler
Letter to my younger self

Henry Winkler on Happy Days, dyslexia and why he'll always love The Fonz: 'I'm grateful'

Happy Days icon Henry Winkler: 'The Fonz gave me opportunity – but then he took opportunity away'
henry winkler the fonz
TV

Happy Days icon Henry Winkler: 'The Fonz gave me opportunity – but then he took opportunity away'

Punk poet John Cooper Clarke: 'The drugs? Well, obviously keep away from all that s**t'
John Cooper Clarke. Portrait by Bryan Ledgard
Letter to My Younger Self

Punk poet John Cooper Clarke: 'The drugs? Well, obviously keep away from all that s**t'

Alan Partridge on teen years, getting older and why, in a way, he's always been a chat show host
Alan Partridge
Letter to my younger self

Alan Partridge on teen years, getting older and why, in a way, he's always been a chat show host

Aled Jones: 'My parents gave up so much to let me follow my dreams'
Aled Jones
Letter to my younger self

Aled Jones: 'My parents gave up so much to let me follow my dreams'

This Is Going to Hurt writer Adam Kay: 'It's vital for people to know that doctors are human'
Adam Kay
Letter to my younger self

This Is Going to Hurt writer Adam Kay: 'It's vital for people to know that doctors are human'

BBC Strictly's Angela Rippon: 'I'm showing that actually, people of a certain age can still exercise'
Angela Rippon, Strictly Come Dancing 2023. Image: BBC
Letter to my younger self

BBC Strictly's Angela Rippon: 'I'm showing that actually, people of a certain age can still exercise'