I have been known not to read a book that sounds interesting if I think that the type face is ugly.

A part of me would have liked to have been an actress, but I have a really rubbish memory for lines. I also especially love American plays ("A Streetcar Named Desire," "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf") but I can't do accents.

I once answered an ad for extras that was in the local paper, and I was an extra in a German film. No, not that kind of German film.

When I was younger I wanted to be a crime writer like Agatha Christie

I have such a bad sense of balance that I cannot ride a bike - I fall off into hedges. I also have a really rubbish sense of direction. So, if by some miracle I didn't fall off the bike, I would probably get lost instead.

I will only buy bananas if they are wrapped in plastic. This is because I am worried that some exotic spider might have been imported with them, but I think that if they are wrapped in plastic then it will have suffocated and died.

I was quite a neurotic child. When we first learnt about the Black Death in history I left the lesson feeling ill and I was then off sick for a couple of days because I got in a state and convinced myself that I had it.

I also wouldn't go out of the house for a couple of days when my friend told me about triffids. And when I did go back to school I was on register duty, so I used to peer around corners before going around them because I was scared that there might be a big alien plant in the corridor.

I have a bit of a thing for men in drag and when I was a teenager I fancied Dame Edna Everage for a while (he has good legs).

I still quite fancy Eddie Izzard, but I don't think that I could go on a date with him because I think it must be quite demoralising to be a girl and to be on a date with someone who is more glamorous and has better applied make up than you.

I think that I might be related to an obscure Welsh writer called Gwyn Thomas who was once played by Anthony Hopkins in a BBC TV biography.

If I went to a fancy dress party with my husband, I think that we should go as Marge and Homer Simpson.

If I had to spend the rest of my life eating food of only one colour, I would pick green food - I love guacamole and pesto, and I figure that I could still have chocolate if I picked the green bit out of the middle of minty Aeros.

I hate it when someone chews gum with their mouth open.

I think that Stephen Fry is the world's greatest loss to heterosexual women. I'd like there to be some kind of system where you could do a trade in - I wouldn't be too bothered if someone like Brad Pitt was gay if I got a straight version of Stephen Fry in exchange.

One of my friends once told me that the only person he knows who is worse than me at computer racing games is his gran. But then I do get bored quite quickly by them, and I find it disappointing that you can't take the cars off the track and into a lake.

I don't really believe in astrology, but I was born "on the cusp" between two star signs. So I think that this gives me the right to read both and decide which I like best.

I still don't understand the offside rule despite having had it explained to me many times. I just don't really care enough to take it in. I also remember once hearing Germaine Greer say that she didn't understand the offside rule, and I am quite proud to have this in common with her.