QUOTES of the week



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‘Well, this is awkward…’ Budweiser tweets after Qatar banned alcohol from World Cup stadiums. The firm is one of the tournament’s biggest sponsors. ‘This is not When Harry Met Sally.’ Jennifer Siebel Newsom, wife of California governor Gavin Newsom, refuses in court to act out her encounter with disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, whom she accuses of rape. ‘What part of nature thinks this is a good idea?’ Bear Grylls recalls how he and his parents were bawling when they dropped him off at boarding school aged eight. ‘It happened to be that my boxers said, “Nibble my nuts.” As I’ve turned round, she said, “I’d rather not.”’ Mike Tindall reveals Princess Anne’s deadpan reaction after he tore his trousers during an exuberant ‘slut drop’ dance move at a wedding. ‘I know I’m leaving it in the safest hands. It’s wonderful to leave it to Clare.’ Sue Barker appears to let slip that Clare Balding is taking over as the main Wimbledon presenter. ‘I’ve barely seen my children, or anyone else for that matter, over the last couple of weeks.’ The Prime Minister’s tart reply after being asked whether he had seen Matt Hancock on I’m A Celebrity. ‘Is it not a little 2015? When reality TV meant humiliation and ridicule was de rigueur?’ BBC presenter Victoria Valentine criticises the spectacle of DJ Scott Mills on a treadmill for 24 hours in aid of Children In Need. ‘All these people knew each other and were used to stepping over Robert Mitchum drunk on the floor. I felt so dislodged and out of it like a geography teacher from NorthWest London.’ Emma Thompson admits to being awestruck at her first Oscars party in 1992.