Showbiz Quotes: Francis Rossi on Rick Parfitt, Fiona Shaw on Killing Eve's writer

Status Quo's Francis Rossi

"I watched Rick [Parfitt], somebody I loved dearly, who was such a great friend, become a caricature of himself. He had this archetypal hard rock look that people loved. But he wasn't that person inside."

Status Quo frontman Francis Rossi reflects on times gone by in the A Letter To My Younger Self feature in The Big Issue magazine.

"Phoebe's humour comes out of her DNA – her red corpuscles seem to bang into her white corpuscles in a different way to anyone else."

Killing Eve and Fleabag actress Fiona Shaw on the shows' writer, Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

"I would like to see a great black actor inhabit a Bond-like persona, but not necessarily be in the same franchise. I think we could remake the idea of a Bond as a woman or as an actor of any ethnicity in another vehicle."

Actor Ralph Fiennes speaks about the famous franchise on Newsnight.

"At the beginning we didn't use the word feminist. We were actually told not to just in case it was too controversial."

Little Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock in an interview with Glamour magazine.

"Thank you all so much for watching. We've had a lot of fun making this series. Sometimes too much fun."

Friends star Matt LeBlanc thanks viewers as he says goodbye after his final stint presenting BBC's Top Gear.

"I'm not political. I'm interested so I follow the news and I follow everything that's happening in America and I'm concerned at the state of the world, but I wasn't political."

Countdown star Rachel Riley speaks to ITV's The Jonathan Ross Show following tweets which saw her comment on the Labour Party's anti-Semitism row.

"I miss him, so I'm doing this for him. If it means sleeping in a tent and being disorganised for a week, I'm sure I can do it, I'll do my very best for sure."

Strictly Come Dancing head judge Shirley Ballas speaks about her late brother as she embarks on her climb of Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of Comic Relief.

"I'm going to stay ginge. I've established myself as a redhead now, I could never be quite as strong as a blonde. And who cares if it's not natural?"

Poldark actress Eleanor Tomlinson tells the Daily Telegraph she'll be keeping her hair colour.

"I've met him before; he's really nice and he said 'Congratulations, about time you got this, we're all thrilled for you'."

Dame Twiggy Lawson reveals what the Prince of Wales said to her at her investiture.

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