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*Get a really long one and pop your dried spaghetti inside. No more snapped pasta. Tasty!
*Keep a stash of little condiment sachets in a pencil case for when you’re caught short. Saucy!
*Every time someone says something nice about you, write it on a Post-it and slip it into the pencil case of ace. Pull out for instant confidence boosts. Lovely!
Which film always makes you cry?
“An Officer And A Gentleman – oh how I wait for a hunk in uniform to walk into work and carry me off!” Carole, via Facebook
“The Notebook! It gets me every time.” Hayleigh, via Facebook
“Shaun Of The Dead – I cry with laughter every time I watch it.” Martin, via Facebook
“Homeward Bound. I’ve watched it as a kid and an adult, and it never fails to make me cry!” Zoe, via Facebook
Greggo! When you go for a stroll, do you jump over really big puddles to impress people?
I do laugh in the face of puddles that other people have to wade through. So, um, yes.
As a child, were you brilliant at hopscotch?
Hopscotch wasn’t really cool for boys, so I didn’t play it. But I think I would’ve been OK at it. And it would have impressed the girls – hmmn, a missed opportunity.
Before the Olympics, did you practise your jump face so you look handsome in slo-mo?
My jump face is horrible and screwed up. But maybe I should work on that with my coach and develop a bit of a mid-air pout.
We look forward to seeing that. You’re proud to be ginger, but have you ever dyed your hair?
When I got a bit of ginger abuse I thought I’d tone it down and had highlights until about three years ago. What on earth was I thinking? I won’t dye it again – now I’m fighting on the frontline for ginger justice.
If you go to Rio in 2016, will you have a Brazilian?
Possibly! I’ll embrace local culture.
Ouch! Will you also wear a thong?
Go on, we dare you!
Well, I double dare you.
Er, gotta go – byeee!
● Greg and Bupa are encouraging the nation to walk an extra 15 minutes a day. Visit Bupa.com/sillywalks
This week, we’re…
1 Watching Switch
Lacey Turner and Hannah Tointon star in this witchy drama, set in Camden. Take four friends, add a bit of flirting and stir in some risk-taking, and you have a spellbinding show!
Tomorrow, 10pm, ITV2.
2 Downloading Bat For Lashes: The Haunted Man
BFL, also known as Natasha Khan, is a tad talented. She plays the piano, harp, guitar and bass. And she sings beautifully, too. This is her third album and it’s brilliant.
Eloise is successful but lonely, and decides a baby will complete her. But who’s the daddy?
Out now (£7.99, Avon Books).
- To win a copy, click here to enter by October 27.
Date for your diary…
Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
If you thought festival season was over, you thought wrong. Back for its second year, Pitchfork Music Festival is returning to the heart of gay Paree in the Grande Halle de la Villette, and bringing Robyn, James Blake (right) and Sébastien Tellier with it. If you fancy a weekend away with some dancing and good tunes thrown in, this one is for you. And you won’t need your wellies.
November 1-3, Paris, Pitchfork.com/festivals/paris/2012
Is it just us or…
Why is it that when you’re at a wedding you can never seem to remember the names of the hen-do BFFs?
The moment when… You give a second-hand present to a friend It’s one of your besties’ birthdays and the gang’s out for dinner. You haven’t had a chance to go out and buy her a pressie, but it’s OK because you found a shabby-chic photo frame at home that Auntie Susan bought you last year, stuck in a photo of the two of you, wrapped it and handed it over. It’s not the greatest of gifts but she could at least disguise her dislike as she unwraps it. Oh, it’s not a look of aversion but one of shock, and possibly anger, as she tells you that, actually, she was the one who gave it to you last Christmas. You did think Auntie Susan had done better than usual…
This week we want to be…
Winona is back! She’s in the new Tim Burton film, Frankenweenie (PG) out now, and is ready to regain her place as a Hollywood A-lister. Ms Ryder has always held a special place in our hearts. It started with her other Burton roles, as teen Lydia in 1988’s Beetlejuice, and as Johnny Depp’s love interest, Kim, in Edward Scissorhands.
Winona and Johnny also fell in love in real life. They got engaged and Johnny showed the world his commitment to the girl from Minnesota by getting a tattoo on his arm saying: “Winona forever”. When they split three years later, he rather cunningly had it changed to: “Wino forever”.
She also made our all-time fave teen movie, Heathers, in which she and Christian Slater are basically so too-cool-for-school that they nearly blow one up.
OK, so things did take a downturn in 2001, when she was arrested for stealing £3,000 worth of goods from a Beverly Hills store and was given 480 hours of community service. But she’s still someone we want to be. And excitingly, there are rumours that Winny – who’s still only 40 – is in talks about a sequel to Beetlejuice. In the nearly immortalised words of Johnny Depp, it really is Winona forever.