John Sturgis

Against all odds, I’ve started to like Phil Collins

He once represented everything I hated

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Phil Collins performs at Live Aid in Philadelphia, 1985 (Getty)

This isn’t easy for me. In fact, it is perhaps the most difficult public admission I’ve ever made. I’m worried about how people will react, how friends and colleagues might reconsider their opinion of me after reading this.

But I can’t keep it locked up secretly inside me any longer. I have to admit it.

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John Sturgis

John Sturgis is a freelance journalist who has worked across Fleet Street for almost 30 years as both reporter and news editor

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