Cole Moreton has interviewed some of the most famous people in the world, from heads of state to Hollywood superstars, as well as many other men and women with extraordinary stories to tell. Here is an A-Z of his favourite interviews, from the Archbishop of Canterbury to Tiger Woods.

Archbishop of Canterbury “Sometimes I think this job is impossible.”

Jeffrey Archer “Why is Mary still with me? Good question!”

David Baddiel “I can’t get my mother’s death out of my head.”

Clare Balding “Kick her in the head!”

David Blaine “My chances of survival are getting worse.”

Brian Blessed “Are you calling me a liar?”

Heston Blumenthal “My mind goes into overdrive.”

Melvyn Bragg “I’m still a bag of nerves.”

Richard Branson “Killing Stephen Hawking would not be a good thing for Virgin to do!”

Derren Brown “I totally saw how you can begin to go mad.”

June Brown “It’s easier to cry on stage than in real life.”

Rob Brydon “I’m at my best when I’m naked and a little bit wet.”

David Cameron “How much am I worth? You do the maths …”

Nick Cave “Well anyway, I spat in your tea.”

Craig Charles “It’s nice to get here and not be dead.”

Nick Clegg “What I did was criminal.”

Paulo Coelho “I am no kind of guru.”

Joan Collins “Donald Trump was my inspiration.”

James Corden “I’ve been homesick in LA.”

Cat Deeley “I was bonkers and nobody tried to stop me.”

Anthony Daniels “Playing C-3PO left me feeling lonely, isolated and angry.”

Jonathan Dimbleby “My father stole Hitler’s cutlery.”

Jason Donovan “If my kids want to do drugs, I’d prefer them to do drugs with me.”

Chris Evans “If we crash now we will both die.”

Rupert Everett “On a bad day, I feel livid that Hollywood has stopped calling.”

Livingstone Fagan “David Koresh will come again to judge you all.”

David Frost “Did I sell my soul for wine, women and wealth?”

Mariella Frostrup “My daughter asked if I had taken cocaine. I said yes.”

Emilia Fox “She was an amazing woman, I could play her forever.”

Frank Gardner “I will never forgive the men who did this to me.”

Michael Gambon & Tom Courtenay “I can’t remember my lines.”

Ricky Gervais “I’m a control freak, I don’t answer to anyone.”

Bear Grylls “We’ve all got soft and lost the old-world skills.”

Zaha Hadid “I am the eternal outsider.”

Matt Haig “The world is having a panic attack.”

Robert Harris “The internet will send us back to the Dark Ages.”

Maggi Hambling “We all have war & peace inside us, don’t we?”

Lewis Hamilton “I can win again.”

Richard Hammond “The car was burning, that’s why I got out quick.”

Yuval Noah Harari “Humans are getting an upgrade.”

Ellie Harrison “I scarred myself to show my love.”

Paula Hawkins “Success has derailed me …”

Seamus Heaney “Hello, my dear …”

Maxine Hilson “My life was torn apart in 18 seconds.”

Jools Holland “I apologise to Britain.”

Anthony Horowitz “Idris Elba is too street to play Bond.”

Barry Humphries “Mortality is on my mind.”

Celia Imrie “Time to embrace my dark side.”

Clive James “I thought I was a goner … I’m embarrassed to still be here.”

Scarlett Johansson “I’m learning how to be alone.”

Boris Johnson “Could I have a word please, Boris?”

Wilko Johnson “Man, it makes you feel alive to be told you’re dying.”

Ruth Jones “The truth is, my husband was married when I met him…”

Sir Ben Kingsley “There is a dark secret that drives me.”

Chris Langham “I know I’m not going to be forgiven, but can’t I do good?”

Dame Vera Lynn “When they talk about the war, will they remember me?”

Jonathan Miller “The BBC is run by twerps with media studies degrees.”

Gareth Malone “I wish people would stop making so much noise.”

Simon Mayo “I thought I’d be in the job until I was 94.”

Peter Mandelson “How dare you ask that question? That’s outrageous!”

Lesley Manville “I never expected this late surge of fame, so I’m loving it.”

Cerys Matthews “My marriage is over, I’m coming home.”

Rory McIlroy “It’s only golf …”

Sir Ian McKellen “Stop reading Shakespeare, it can put you off for life.”

Andy McNab “I’m not hiding anywhere.”

Kendo Nagasaki “He really beat you up, didn’t he?”

Jo Nesbo “Yes, I wrote torture porn. I got carried away.”

Cardinal Nichols “Are you saying God does not exist?”

Edna O’Brien “I had to grow old before they would give me credit.”

Sinead O’Connor “I was ready to take my own life.”

Jamie Oliver “The truth about me and the Missus …”

David Oyelowo “Falling in love put me at odds with my father.”

Michael Palin “Donald Trump is too stupid to be Stalin.”

Michael Parkinson “I’m not sexist … I’m Yorkshire!”

Robert Peston “I didn’t think it was possible to fall in love again.”

Kevin Pietersen “I’m insecure. Isn’t everybody?”

Gregory Porter “My mother told me on her deathbed to be a singer.”

Sir Philip Pullman “I’m just trying to stop myself from going mad.”

Gordon Ramsay “I’ve done dangerous things, but never felt as vulnerable as this.”

Gordon & Tilly Ramsay “The kids know the fame is a result of hard work.”

Esther Rantzen “My children staged an intervention to save me.”

Jacob Rees Mogg “The only time my jacket comes off is in the bedroom.”

Sir Michael Morpurgo “This is why I wear a white poppy and a red one.”

Susanna Reid “Piers Morgan would start a fight in an empty room.”

Reeves & Mortimer “I wouldn’t want to do it on my own.”

Anne Robinson “I must be worth £50 million …”

Willy Russell “Rita wouldn’t get educated now.”

Brian Sewell “I’m dying and my friends are stealing from me.”

Homer Simpson “My beer! D’oh!”

Terence Stamp “Sex? I’ve been thrown from a horse I clung onto for 60 years …”

Ringo Starr “The Beatles were lucky to get me.”

David Suchet “I’ve no regrets about blacking up, it gave me a career.”

Earl Spencer “I’ve always had a foot in the real world.”

Lord Sugar “I was selfish and I failed.”

Sandi Toksvig “I never thought we’d see gay marriage in my lifetime.”

Pete Townshend “My arrest was one of the best things that ever happened to me.”

Carol Vorderman “I’m quitting TV to fly solo around the world.”

Gunther Von Hagens “Welcome to the secret lair of Dr Death.”

Terry Waite “I’d risk kidnap again to talk to ISIS.”

Katharine Welby “Depression made me feel I could not go on.”

Fay Weldon “Women have won.”

Andrew White “I invited ISIS to dinner. They said they’d chop my head off.”

David Walliams “If I was more secure in my talent I wouldn’t work so much.”

Rowan Williams “I never wanted the job in the first place.”

Ray Winstone “You and me kid, outside now? Don’t. Be. Daft.”

Sir Terry Wogan “I don’t believe in God, but if the Grim Reaper turns up …”

Tiger Woods “I can’t go on like this any more.”

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