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Properly Useful Advice That Celebrities Would Give Their Younger Selves

Now that 2017 is well underway, we’re reflecting on the years gone by. And these celebrities are no exception. These famous faces, from TV presenter Ruth Langsford to model Twiggy, have all graced the Woman & Home cover over the years, and they have shared their sage advice on the things they wish they had known when they were younger.

So what would they tell their younger selves? They talk love, adopting rescue animals, the taxman and making mistakes.

Julie Walters wishes she had realised one simple fact – “99% of the things you worry about, and are terrified about, never happen.” Never has a truer word been spoken…

Dawn French admits that she wished she hadn’t been afraid to pop on a pair of hot pants in her younger years. She said, “It’s actually alright to wear hot pants when you’re short and quite fat. They actually look quite good!

Anita Rani, Countryfile presenter, also admitted that she wished she taken better care of her appearance. “Look after your nails! Keep them manicured, keep them moisturised, and keep them looking pretty. Everybody notices.”

February 2017’s cover star Emilia Fox also has some practical advice she wish she’d taken on earlier, saying, “Learn another language, learn to play a musical instrument, and learn how to do a good social sport like tennis or skiing.” A 2017 goal perhaps?

For Clare Balding though, the key is to just give everything a go. She said, “Try everything. And don’t worry if you try it and you’re not very good at it – just try everything.”

The Apprentice’s Karren Brady rounds up our video with a nod to the w&h motto – it’s attitude that matters, not age. She says, “Age is irrelevant! I feel really comfortable in my skin and I love what I do. And I think, as you get older, you begin to understand that reflecting on your life is important, but equally, so looking forward – because life keeps going!” We couldn’t agree more.

Watch the video above for more wise words from these inspiring celebs…

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