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Yes, they had asked me to write the article and they'd discussed what they thought they would quite like me to say and I said what I was prepared to say, which fell a little short. I wouldn't want to go into any more detail about that because that really would be exposing what Dawn French might think or say.

But I think the answer is that it does come down to -- when you're writing for the press, it does come down to your judgment call, rather than a set of guidelines and I was happy with what I wrote because I was very careful not to write about anything that wasn't already in the public domain or things that actually Dawn hadn't already said about her own life and weight herself. And she'd indeed written a line in her autobiography which I referred to. So I was happy in my own mind that I was not saying anything that hadn't already been said before, either by her or was publicly acknowledged as fact.

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