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" A good song is a good song whatever your age. "
" That's part of the reason I called the album 'Shoot From The Hip.' I did feel it was time to open up more. "
" I'm the messiest person I know. "
" 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 do find it a bit disconcerting when your name becomes a brand. "
" Not all my shoes are designer. In terms of clothes, everything is on the same level for me. If I like it, it doesn't matter if it cost £200 or £2. I'm attracted to things rather than labels. "
" It's funny how intimate it feels to get a text. "
" Having a successful first album is one thing, but a successful third is another. "
" 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. "
" I started my music career at 18 and for a long while I let other people handle my affairs. "
" But I quite like that the public has a very short attention span. If I haven't been on telly for a little bit, I can sense it. People don't take as much notice of you, it's really quite palpable. "
" Come rain or shine I walk short distances rather than taking my car. "
" Philately is normally a boys' hobby but for some reason it was in vogue at my junior school. Between the ages of eight and ten I collected avidly. I'd pore over my Stanley Gibbons book, obsessively checking my collection's value. I always hoped I'd stumble across a really valuable one, a Penny Black or an Inverted Jenny, but it wasn't to be. "
" 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. "
" The fact that my mother was on television every week while I was young was occasionally awkward, and often frustrating. "
" Two premature babies was not a genetic thing; we were just unlucky. "
" 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. "
" You have to apply yourself because you'll never get a better opportunity than the one you have right now. Having said that, people know by now if they like me or not. I don't need to prove anything. "
" 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. "
" Yeah, I'm not really a morning person. "
" Everybody remembers Robbie Williams said I had a face like a satellite dish. "
" I'm a sucker for sad disco pop. "
" I'm a sucker for good black skirts and pretty little shirts and kooky tops. I have to admit that shopping satisfies my craving for immediate gratification. "
" I never manage to get to bed early on Sunday night but this doesn't matter, as I don't know one level of exhaustion from another. "
" 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. "
" I try not to wear anything I have to fidget with - there's nothing worse than wearing something and pulling down the hem and re-adjusting the top. My pet hate is when girls wear those strapless dresses and spend the whole night yanking them up. "
" For every person that says I'm the new Audrey Hepburn, someone else says that I look like an alien. "
" 'The X Factor' is great entertainment, but it doesn't prepare people for getting chewed up and spat out by the music industry. "
" Turning the thermostat down is something that I do pretty reluctantly. I like to be able to walk around in whatever I fancy at home. "
" I don't think anyone doubts my motives, really. I do what I do and it's not very complicated. Of course, you might hate the music that I make, but I don't think people feel threatened by me just getting on with what I'm up to. "
" I'm all for consumer rights. I get very aggravated if I don't get a good service. "