Media: Chatter

"My ambition silicon-chip has been programmed to try to scramble up this ladder, so I do feel a kind of sense that I have got to do it." - Boris Johnson, The Spectator editor and Tory MP, reveals on Desert Island Discs that he may have to give up journalism to focus full-time on his political career

"My husband was walking around impersonating the Cillit Bang man, so we got talking about having a 'come as a character from your favourite ad' party. I like the idea of coming as one of the Shake 'n' Vac girls." - Sarah Beeny, the host of Channel 4's Property Ladder, provides a glimpse of her ad-obsessed domestic life

"The family will always be involved from a shareholder's perspective. But I'm building my own company and loving it, and am very happy where I am." - Elisabeth Murdoch says her immediate future remains with her production company Shine rather than News Corporation.

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