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Celebrity quotes: Strictly's Seann Walsh's drunken kiss, JK Rowling blends in easily

Seann Walsh, kissed his Strictly Come Dancing partner Katya Jones

"In light of the story in today's newspaper I would like to offer my sincere apologies for my actions. This is no excuse but it was a one-off drunken mistake which I am truly sorry for."

Comedian Seann Walsh apologises on Twitter after being pictured kissing his Strictly Come Dancing partner Katya Jones on a night out.

"In the past I've been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now."

Taylor Swift breaks her silence on politics in a post on Instagram, revealing she is backing two Democrats for the US midterm elections.

"People say things like, 'You've got three other kids' and people don't really understand your pain, it makes it more painful."

Gary Barlow tells the Cheltenham Literature Festival of the pain losing his daughter Poppy in 2012 when she was stillborn at full term.

"I really do manage to lead a very unnoticed life which is just the way I like it. I think as a woman and not a particularly tall person, I blend in quite easily."

JK Rowling tells Graham Norton on BBC Radio 2 that she is rarely recognised when out and about.

"With acceptance and humility, I continue to avail myself with the help of so many people and I am grateful to all those who are there for me. I hope down the road I can offer an example to others who are struggling."

Ben Affleck tells his Instagram followers he has completed a 40-day stay in rehab for addiction, and that he hopes he can helps others.

"I find film very difficult and stressful. Only very, very occasionally do I find what I do funny. When they tried to make a blooper tape of Blackadder, they couldn't find anything of me laughing or making mistakes."

Rowan Atkinson tells The Graham Norton Show that he does not amuse himself.

"I feel like I'm losing him. I'm fed up with it, I really am. We used to go out and play football a lot and do things together and now he comes in from school and boom!"

Sir Rod Stewart says he is losing his 12-year-old son to video game Fortnite.

"She's made an absolute mint on slimming down, looking fabulous now, acting brilliantly, and she's made a huge career for herself, bless her."

Talent show judge Nigel Lythgoe recalls calling former Hear'Say star Kym Marsh fat on television on Popstars in 2001, saying his remark ended up making her lots of money.

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