I don't believe in coincidences. I believe that if you're doing the right thing, you are handed back pieces of yourself. It's like something goes right for you and this will keep you going for six weeks, and then your next test is going to be designed for you.
Asked whether things are meant, while been interviewed by The Independent on Sunday, May 25, 2003
Your good friends naturally bring out the best and sometimes the worst sides of you, and you go from there. I'm not a rusher. I'm horribly suspicious at first of people. It's being everyone's friend on the telly - when I meet someone they expect me to instantly be that best mate for them and occasionally you get up with a shit in your pocket and you don't want to talk to anyone. I don't mind a gab but occasionally I really am rude. And occasionally I really enjoy it.
After been asked about being a good friend in life.The Independent on Sunday, May 25, 2003
I am delighted to be presenting again. It was always a question of finding the right show to do and Without Prejudice? certainly fits the sock. I think it will cause much chattering.
John Plunkett Tarbuck set for C4 return, MediaGuardian, Monday 11 November 2002