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Quotes of the week

Celebrities always have something to say. Here are some choice comments from the last week

Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall talks about the band's early struggles with mental health

"Game Of Thrones has shaped me as a woman, as an actor and as a human being."

Emilia Clarke writes an emotional farewell, on Instagram, to Game Of Thrones ahead of the finale.

"I just thought (boys) had more fun. I just wanted to be out climbing the trees and wearing comfortable clothes ... and a lot of my friends were really into the dresses and the dolls and all that kind of stuff, it just wasn't my bag."

Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge tells America's National Public Radio (NPR) station that growing up she wanted to be a boy called Alex.

"Myself and the production team I worked with for the last 14 years are all utterly devastated by the recent events. Our thoughts and sympathies are with Steve's family at this incredibly sad time."

Jeremy Kyle tells the Sun he is "utterly devastated" by the death of a guest, which led to the cancellation of his TV show.

"I was going through this phase of being very mentally unwell. He was like 'I can't be with you until you love yourself, I can't see you love me more than you love yourself' ... Him doing that, I think he kind of saved my life in a way."

Games Of Thrones actress Sophie Turner tells the Sunday Times Magazine she credits her new husband, Joe Jonas, with saving her life.

"It was the worst news I've ever had in my life, but I thought 'We're going to find a way through it'. And I really hope that other people who get a similar diagnosis have the excellent treatment I had, and find the same inner strength."

TV presenter Nicki Chapman tells the Daily Mail she underwent surgery for a brain tumour "the size of a golf ball".

"That was pre-Meghan and I didn't know how to respond. But now I could come back to him with the same question!"

Footballer Peter Crouch tells The Graham Norton Show that he was lost for words when the Duke of Sussex asked him "How did you bag Abbey Clancy?"

"Let's not under-estimate the power of music to bring people together. That's the most important thing. Music makes the people come together."

Madonna sends out a message before her controversial performance at the Eurovision Song Contest.

"A lot of people aren't as well versed with the problems – they read the headlines, they knee-jerk, they feel that they're threatened, and therefore they lash out."

TV naturalist Chris Packham tells the Press Association he will continue his fight to defend Britain's natural world – despite receiving death threats – after being made a CBE by the Prince of Wales.

"Maybe there could have been a bit more in place for mental health, we all have suffered in some way. As four young women getting thrust into the industry, having everyone talking about how you look, just the pressure suddenly being in this industry was a lot for all of us."

Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall tells the Sun about the band's early struggles with mental health.

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