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Quotes of the week: Louis says slán, Corrie's Kym calls out sleazy snappers

Louis Walsh, leaving The X Factor

"I've had a fantastic 13 years on The X Factor but the show needs a change and I'm ready to leave. I'm looking forward to another series of Ireland's Got Talent, going back to my day job as a manager, writing my memoirs and seeing the world."

Louis Walsh announces he is leaving The X Factor after more than a decade on the show's judging panel.

"I've lost count of the number of times I've got into a car after a night out and a photographer's trying take a picture between my legs. It needs to stop."

Coronation Street actress Kym Marsh says in OK! magazine that photographers' attempts to take revealing pictures of female stars must stop, after her co-star Nicola Thorp said she was subjected to sexist behaviour at the British Soap Awards.

"They say time is the healer. I have lost my watch, how is time going to heal? I have no idea what time it is."

Comedian Michael McIntyre thanks his fans during his first show - at the 3Arena in Dublin - since being robbed by a gang of hammer-wielding thieves on mopeds, when he was forced to hand over his Rolex watch.

"There were three or four big films, when I was successful, that the director and the other actors wanted me to be in and that I was absolutely blocked from by a studio, just for the fact of being gay."

Actor Rupert Everett tells the Press Association that he believes he lost out on some big Hollywood roles because of his sexuality.

"You've shown that you're never going to let anyone forget about those victims. And you've shown that you have such incredible resilience to keep dancing and to keep the innocence and to keep the joy and keep the excitement."

US singer Taylor Swift praises the audience at her concert in Manchester, just over a year after the city's terror attack.

"I actually just have to laugh at the people fat shaming me. I'm seven months PREGNANT, the online world is a nasty little place. Myself and my larger body are very happy and look forward to getting even bigger."

Model Vogue Williams, who is pregnant with her first child with reality TV star Spencer Matthews, hits back at body shamers on Twitter.

"Me and the wife have come to accept the fact that we was put on the planet to reproduce Love Islanders. Oh well... embrace it... good luck in 2028 Sunnie #doubledoubleproud #TeamDani."

EastEnders star Danny Dyer jokes on Instagram that his 11-year-old daughter Sunnie will follow his 22-year-old daughter Dani into the Love Island villa in the future.

"It was a bit of a weird circumstance for me. I went through a separation and a divorce, actually, now three days - yay!"

Lily Allen reveals that her divorce from Sam Cooper was finalised just three days earlier while talking about working on her new album No Shame on ITV's Loose Women.

"Matthew Wright has built a brilliant show that's a big part of the British TV landscape. I'm delighted to be carrying on all the conversations he has started, with all the guests he's made me feel I know over the years."

BBC Radio 2 DJ Jeremy Vine announces in a statement that he is taking over from Matthew Wright as the host of Channel 5's daily current affairs show.

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