“Probably like everybody else there are particular times when I feel like I need a prayer [but i've] always tried to do the right thing."
The journalist and TV personality spoke to the BBC's Amol Rajan about his Catholic faith and how he lives with no regrets as he continued to refute accusations about links to phone hacking, found to have occurred at the Daily Mirror while he was its Editor.
‘I Raise A Hallelujah’
While the Irish boxing superstar didn't speak directly about her Christian faith, it couldn't have been more evident as she walked to the ring for her two fights with Chantelle Cameron to a bold worship track. Introducing the millions of people watching to Elevation Worship's 'More than Able' and Bethel's 'I'll raise a Hallelujah' played out at Dublin's 3Arena.
“My greatest desire is to be a great man of God. My desires are maybe different to other people in my position.”
Someone who never shies away from speaking publicly about his Christian faith, grime star Stormzy opened up to British Vogue magazine about the way he lives his life.
"I'm generally in bed later than I want to be but I make time for a little prayer, have a word with the man upstairs. Faith has always been a way of bringing people together in the Irish immigrant community. I remember all of us heading up to Colchester for Mass when I was a kid, meeting up with friends and family, then loads of us congregating at some pub for a Sunday carvery. Faith is part of my everyday life and it's a wonderful feeling — a lovely reminder of my homeland."
TV and radio host Dermot O'Leary spoke about the impact of faith in his life ahead of the release of his sixth children's novel, Wings of Glory.
"My mum always told me, ‘Use your Bible as your sat-nav in life, Al, and you can't go wrong’, and in the Bible, it says, ‘Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone.’”
TV presenter Alison Hammond spoke about how she was dealing with allegations facing fellow This Morning presenter, Philip Schofield.
Abby: “It's funny, like when we're going to sleep, I'll be like talking, obviously. And then he'll just like, stop talking.
“So I just like stop talking while he says his prayer, and then I just continue my conversation.”
Peter: “I say it in my head”.
Abby: “He'll be like, 'Dear God, please can you look after all of my loved ones? I just want to say thanks for my house, happiness and can you please look after my family and loved ones and blah blah'”
Peter: “Not far off. I think it is nice to just appreciate what you've got.”
Former England footballer Peter Crouch and wife Abby Clancy opened up about their nightly routine on their popular podcat 'The Therapy Crouch'.
"I'd like to thank my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. It's been a lot of nights alone crying, trying to figure it out. And you know, I still have a lot to figure out. But you know, I thank Him for covering me."
It's been a great year for tennis star Coco Gauff with the teenager climbing to number 3 in the world rankings and winning the US Open. Speaking after one of her six tournament victories she credited God for helping her on the journey.
“It had always been a dream of mine to get in the water that Jesus was baptised in by my hero John the Baptist. The story is so amazing, and it seems wherever Jesus went, that new birth, new life, a new vision followed. Luke (in the bible) was probably a Syrian doctor before he met Jesus. He writes a reliable, poignant account of his life. It’s short. I like it.”
British adventurer and TV personality Bear Grylls opened up about his desire to get baptised in the Jordan River while filiming a TV show
“It’s about being a better person. Not only being a better athlete and fulfilling my gift, but also being a better dad for George. There are so many other reasons. It gets quite deep. But it’s great to be a part of.”
British Olympic winning swimmer Adam Peaty spoke about his new found Christian faith and how going to church helped him overcome alcohol misuse.
"For a long time I tried to fill a void in my life that no one could fill. Sometimes I appeared to be very happy, but something was missing to make me complete and I have to confess that those days are over. Someone was able to fill that void that I felt for a long time. I was able to realise that for everyone I was someone, but I was nothing without Him."
One of the biggest names in music, Daddy Yankee, shocked fans when he announced that he'd found faith, on his Instagram account with 50 million followers.
"Today is a very special day. I have been baptized! The Christian faith has always been a fundamental part of my life since childhood, although I had not yet been baptized. With the sacrament, I feel truly regenerated as a child of God, in a new, more aware, deeper way. I renew my commitment to follow the way of good, free and spontaneous will, believing in the love of Jesus, in charity and love."
Football megastar Ronaldo took to social media to share his baptism with his 30 million followers, explaining why at the age of 47 he'd chosen to make the step in faith.