Celebrity quotes: Dec's a dad, Kirsty quits the island, Macca says he saw God

Declan Donnelly and wife Ali Astall

"Mother and daughter both doing well, Dad is head over heels!"

Declan Donnelly announces the birth of his first child, Isla Elizabeth Anne, with wife Ali Astall on Twitter.

"Casting away some of the world's most fascinating people is a wonderful job – however, I'm having to take some time away from Desert Island Discs as I'm suffering from a form of fibromyalgia. I wish Lauren all the very best, I know she will be great. And I very much look forward to getting back to good health and back to work."

Kirsty Young announces she is stepping away from Desert Island Discs for a few months and will be replaced by Lauren Laverne.

"I once took a drug, DMT... And I saw God, this amazing towering thing, and I was humbled."

Sir Paul McCartney tells the Sunday Times about his belief in a higher power.

"At the time it hurt. But when I looked back on that footage as soon as I left the house – the first thing I did was view that clip – and I got it wrong, I really got it wrong."

Roxanne Pallett apologises on Channel 5's Jeremy Vine after claiming Coronation Street star Ryan Thomas punched her in the Celebrity Big Brother house.

"Some of us are mountain-climbers and, if you get to the top of your favourite mountain, you become a mountain observer, so I've got to keep climbing. I'm going to go and go again and I'm going to start up on a brand new adventure."

Chris Evans announces on air that he is leaving his BBC Radio 2 breakfast show after 13 years at the station.

"The secret of her greatness was she took this massive talent and this perfect culture that raised her and decided to be the composer of her own life song. What a song it turned out to be."

Ex-US president Bill Clinton pays tribute to Aretha Franklin at a memorial service for the Queen of Soul.

"I couldn't be more excited to have been asked to stand alongside Dec for the next jungle adventure. I love Ant and want to send him my best wishes and support for a continued recovery. These are big shoes, not to fill, but just to keep warm for a little bit... Honestly, I'm a huge fan of I'm A Celebrity and actually feel like I've won a competition to go and hang out on my favourite show!"

Holly Willoughby announces she will be standing in for Ant McPartlin on I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!

"I didn't want to do the reunion. It was the producers who said she wanted to make peace. I agreed because I was happy to draw a line under past differences. From the moment she arrived, it was clear Kim didn't want to make up. Now I wish I could go back in time and not do it."

Coleen Nolan tells the Daily Mirror she regrets taking part in Kim Woodburn's controversial appearance on Loose Women, which sparked thousands of complaints to Ofcom.

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