Quotes of the week

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Honest as the day is long, but I never fancied him.

Clare Latimer, former Downing Street cook, on the Prime Minister

I was only trying to reach the VIP enclosure.

James Florey, the student who was trampled during the 4.55 at Ascot

I think I'm going to get that drink.

Edwina Currie, after failing to win a Euro-seat

I grew up eating well. Cheese grits, homemade biscuits smothered in butter, home-cured ham, red-eyed gravy - that was just breakfast.

Oprah Winfrey

Actually, I'm madly in love with her, but as far as I know she's bonking Johnny Depp and I'm not one to come between that.

Donovan Leitch, actor son of the 1960s singer, Donovan, on Kate Moss, supermodel

At least we were not as unlucky as the French. The pair they were sent were both males.

Dr Jo Gipps, director of London Zoo, on Ming Ming, the resolutely unpregnant giant panda, returning to China