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Presented byKirsty Young

Desert Island Discs Presenter Kirsty Young

Denise Lewis

Denise Lewis

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 05 Feb 2012

Athlete, Olympic gold medal winner

Denise Lewis, Olympic gold medallist, is Kirsty Young's castaway.

Her discipline was the heptathlon and it was at the 2000 Sydney Olympics that she leapt, threw, sprinted and hurdled her way on to the winner's podium. An only child of a single mother, she says her mum had always had ambition for her - and was there to witness her success. She said: "Her face said it all, there were tears in her eyes and for me it felt like, yes mum, we've done it together".

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Diana Ross

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Diana Ross

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Performer: Diana Ross

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Bob Marley

2.

Bob Marley

Is this Love

Performer: Bob Marley

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a-ha

3.

a-ha

Take On Me

Performer: a-ha

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Whitney Houston

4.

Whitney Houston

One Moment in Time

Performer: Whitney Houston

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Lauryn Hill

5.

Lauryn Hill

To Zion

Performer: Lauryn Hill

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JLS

6.

JLS

She Makes Me Wanna

Performer: JLS

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India.Arie

7.

Castaway's favourite

India.Arie

Ready for Love

Performer: India.Arie

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Mariah Carey

8.

Mariah Carey

It’s Like That

Performer: Mariah Carey

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Book

Oprah: An Autobiography by Oprah Winfrey

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Luxury item

Sex and the City DVD box set

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