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" A career in entertainment has a lifespan, like one in sport. "
" Two premature babies was not a genetic thing; we were just unlucky. "
" But I don't like working on lyrics publicly in the studio - I prefer to take them away and work on them in my bedroom. "
" I had my autograph down by the age of 13. I used to sign it everywhere. "
" I try my hardest not to read reviews. "
" When I first started out, I got criticism for the way I looked. I think, now, it's a good thing because, why would you want to look like everyone else? "
" Writing songs about fancying people in dance clubs is all very well but it's not the be-all and end-all. There are other topics. "
" I learned to stand up for myself at school where I was never too popular. "
" I think I'm fairly good with money, but I've developed some strange tics - in shops I don't like to go to the counter unless I've got at least two things to buy. If I'm walking around with just one thing in my hand I'll put it back and wait a few weeks because that doesn't seem like a proper purchase. "
" I don't think that old-fashioned idea of record companies exists any more. "
" In terms of influence, my style icons have been a mixture of Julie Andrews and Olivia Newton-John. When I was little I used to watch 'Grease,' 'Mary Poppins' and 'The Sound of Music' a lot. If you put all those things together you do kind of get my outfits. A slightly tarty nanny in a second-hand outfit. That is pretty much what I wear. "
" There are a lot of people out there who lie about their age and I think it does us all a disservice. It can't all be over when you hit 30. That would be rubbish. "
" A good song is a good song whatever your age. "
" 'The X Factor' is great entertainment, but it doesn't prepare people for getting chewed up and spat out by the music industry. "
" I'm always sticking up for other people. "
" I'm someone who has always been quite clear about what I like. In the studio, I'm not a control freak but I know what I want. "
" For every person that says I'm the new Audrey Hepburn, someone else says that I look like an alien. "
" I must confess I knew very little about the trance scene, I'm more house and commercial dance but it was really interesting and different. "
" My parents separated when I was four. It wasn't the smoothest of divorces, but then as my mother always says, you can't have a passionate marriage without a passionate divorce. "
" The fact that my mother was on television every week while I was young was occasionally awkward, and often frustrating. "
" I don't want to sound like an old grandmother but actually it's quite nice when you get up early and then, by the time it gets to 10am, you're quite perky and already quite switched on. "
" Someone had my number and they started text-stalking me. I've never replied to them. It was tempting to write back, but I resisted. "
" I'd never really thought about it before, but now you ask I can see that how my parents handled money definitely affected my relationship with it. "
" In real life, I'm not super-posh but if that's the stereotype, I really don't care. It could be worse. "
" I'm all for consumer rights. I get very aggravated if I don't get a good service. "
" I think there's quite a lot of cowardice in music. I don't mind if it goes wrong, I just want to go for it. "
" I'm a sucker for sad disco pop. "
" Come rain or shine I walk short distances rather than taking my car. "
" Yeah, I'm not really a morning person. "
" I started my music career at 18 and for a long while I let other people handle my affairs. "
" There's so many singers, you watch them and a lot of it is waving around. You don't get this feeling that they're really thinking about what they're saying. "