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Angela Scanlon morbidly admits to fantasising about her own funeral

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    Alice Levine on the pain of being a chronically late person

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    Sara Cox talks ouija boards, tortoises and OPKs (Other People’s Kids)

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    Activist Gina Miller on Brexit, death threats and making your own luck

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    Comedian Simon Amstell on the book that changed everything

    It's a classic for creativity

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    Trixie Mattel on love, lies and the one thing she NEEDS to know before she dies

    What will the RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars winner make of our 22 existential questions?

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    Dolly Alderton gets real about love, monogamy and the books that changed her life

    “I don’t want to lie on my deathbed with FOMO,” says the Everything I Know About Love writer.

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    Katharine Hamnett talks Brexit, secret cigarettes and recycled swimsuits

    Determined to change the world for the better, what will the fashion designer make of our existential questions?

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    Livia Firth wants to be remembered for being unapologetically outspoken

    The environmental fashion campaigner hopes that “she never shut up” is written on her tombstone

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    Sex Education star Emma Mackey gets real about learning to say no

    From her thoughts on the meaning of life to her greatest fear, what will actress Emma Mackey make of our existential questions?

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    Author Sarah Knight reveals why she doesn’t believe in fate

    From her thoughts on the meaning of life to her greatest fear, what will author Sarah Knight make of our existential questions?

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    Comedian Mae Martin on her greatest fear and loving Bette Midler

    From her thoughts on the meaning of life to her greatest fear, what will the comedian make of our existential questions?

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    Jo Malone nails why it’s more important to be respected than liked

    From her thoughts on the meaning of life to her greatest fear, what will the perfumer make of our existential questions?

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    The host of the Guilty Feminist podcast reveals the one lie she tells for self-care

    From her thoughts on the meaning of life to her greatest fear, what will the comedian and podcaster make of our existential questions?

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    Emily Ratajkowski reveals the one talent she yearns for

    From her thoughts on the meaning of life to her greatest fear, what will the model make of our existential questions?

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    Jessie Ware explains why she dreams of being an effortless host

    From her thoughts on the meaning of life to her greatest fear, what will the singer make of our existential questions?

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    Activist Harnaam Kaur reveals how she wants the world to remember her

    From her thoughts on the meaning of life to her greatest fear, what will the model make of our existential questions?

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    Comedian Rachel Parris shares her Danny Dyer-inspired life lessons

    "I think we make our own choices. I’ve made some real clangers"

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    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star Ellie Kemper reveals the hardest lesson she had to learn

    From her thoughts on the meaning of life to her greatest fear, what will Ellie Kemper make of our existential questions?

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    Michael Bublé reveals the hardest lesson he’s had to learn in life

    From his thoughts on the meaning of life to his greatest fear, what will Michael Bublé make of our existential questions?

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    Fashion designer Zandra Rhodes reveals her greatest love in life

    From her thoughts on the meaning of life to her greatest fear, what will Zandra Rhodes make of our existential questions?

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    Keeley Hawes reveals the meaning of life in 22 probing questions

    "I’d like to be remembered as a decent human being."

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    Little Miss Sunshine reveals her surprisingly sweary favourite book

    The iconic book character answers our existential questions

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    Maya Jama reveals how she overcomes her greatest fears

    From her thoughts on the meaning of life to her greatest fear, what will Maya Jama make of our existential questions?

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