The measure of success is happiness and peace of mind.
As a family comedian, it is so wonderful seeing everyone from kids through to grandparents being entertained by you.
I think I have minor obsessive compulsive disorder. Everything has to be tidy and just right.
I want to go on TV to perform. I'm not conceited, but I am good at what I do. It's just the vehicles are not there anymore.
I'm too old to be humiliated on reality shows, and I don't want to look desperate. You won't see me on 'Big Brother' or in the jungle.
If I don't get eight hours, I can't function, so I'm a great believer in power naps.
People are always wanting to pull me up on my shortfalls. I try to battle against those and concentrate on how good things are.
Despite my confidence and self-belief, I've always wrestled with feelings of insecurity. To be honest, I think most people in show business are insecure.
Even when I had a run of successful prime-time shows, I couldn't sit down and enjoy my success. I would beat myself up and scrutinise everything. I'm a natural-born worrier.
Of course it was difficult accepting the change in TV trends. It all ended quite early for me. I was in my mid-30s, and I hadn't achieved everything I wanted. There's nothing on TV for people like me anymore. All they want are new young faces.
Too much comedy is filthy these days. There's nothing they won't say. I like Jimmy Carr, but I don't like the language he uses. I don't understand why he feels it necessary; I find it extremely offensive.
When I was at my height on TV, I was always busy - rehearsing, practising my impressions, learning new material. When that faded, I had to find another way to be creative. Houses were something to do instead. They saved me.
When work is going well, your home life struggles and vice versa. If my kids are OK - that is the most important thing. I strive for balance in my life, though.
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