We're Dying to Meet Prince Charles and Squeeze His Bum.; GINGER SPICE ON THE FAB FIVE'S FIRST ROYAL DATE

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We're Dying to Meet Prince Charles and Squeeze His Bum.; GINGER SPICE ON THE FAB FIVE'S FIRST ROYAL DATE


Weale, Natasha, Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)


JANUARY

"Drugs is like getting up and having a cup of tea in the morning." - Noel Gallagher.

"Really, in the long run, it's a safe pill and it ain't doing you no harm. I don't see the problem." - pop star Brian Harvey, talking about ecstasy. He later recanted, but was still sacked from East 17.

"Chris asked to renegotiate his contract with us to allow him to have every Friday off. This did not fit in with my plans for the schedule." - Radio 1 boss Matthew Bannister on the departure of Chris Evans.

"I couldn't get up at 5am every Friday, do the radio show, do TFI Friday and keep my sanity." - Chris Evans.

FEBRUARY

"I am not getting married. Now get off my step." - Oasis star Liam Gallagher to reporters door-stepping his London home.

"I'd back them all the way. I'd be behind them even more if they gave us some games in Glasgow. But if not, England is close enough." - Scottish national team coach Craig Brown backing England's bid to host the 2006 World Cup.

"I guess they figured I'd be carrying a kilo - enough for a weekend. I said `I was acting'." - Ewan McGregor on being strip- searched at Chicago airport.

MARCH

"It's an absolutely fantastic start to the year. I never thought I'd be that emotional, but I was crying in the car during the warm- down lap." - David Coulthard, after winning the Australian Grand Prix, only the second Formula One win of his career.

"John Major was often at Chequers when Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister, pretending to be a pair of curtains." - Former Tory Party Treasurer Lord McAlpine.

"It's like having live ferrets jumping around in a bag." - the Duchess of York speaking about her bottom.

APRIL

"I can't describe the relief when I realised Lee was okay." - Kathryn Price, whose seven- week-old baby missed death by inches in a freak accident with a runaway racehorse.

"It may work, but it can never compete with a nice-looking chap alongside you, smelling fresh and with a nice round bottom." - Agony aunt Claire Rayner on the concept of an orgasm pill for women.

"You can't tell the truth all the time, can you? No. No. Nobody does." - John Prescott, Labour's deputy leader.

MAY

"I hate the saintly tag. I want to dive into the shower with the players one day." - TV cook and Norwich City director Delia Smith.

"I came to the club with high hopes and expectations for the future, but it is now clear I am not able to take the club forward in the way I would have liked." - Graeme Souness, resigning as Southampton manager.

"I was just crossing my fingers, hoping to keep my job. It's such a wonderful job I can't believe my luck." - Sports Minister Tony Banks, caught on TV taking the oath of allegiance in the Commons with his fingers crossed.

JUNE

"I'm just glad to be feeling better. I thought I'd be seeing Elvis." - Bob Dylan, leaving hospital after treatment for a heart infection.

"I loathe and detest being called a game show host. I'm a performer." - Game show host Shane Richie.

"That is a matter for the Dome Secretary." - Tony Banks when asked in the Commons about the Millennium project at Greenwich.

JULY

"We think about receiving two Brit Awards, Ivor Novello Awards and meeting Prince Charles and having the opportunity to squeeze his bum." - Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, reminiscing about the previous 12 months.

"Women in golf clubs and on the course can be treacherous. They take liberties, don't know the rules, often have no idea of etiquette, take forever to mark their cards and seem to take over everything like cockroaches. …

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