• I try to live my life as honestly as I can, and the last thing I want is to pretend to be something I'm not. To pretend to myself I am a sex symbol would somehow be dishonest. I'd feel, in my heart, that I were behaving artificially and that's the last thing I want to do.

    "Strictly Come Dancing exclusive: Cherie Lunghi: 'I'm too old to be a sex symbol'", October 25, 2008.