Comedian ROWAN ATKINSON says that he tries to keep his private and professional lives separate from each other - although the two can sometimes collide.

However, the car-loving BLACKADDER star admits that this can be a difficult task.

Rowan, 48, says, "I do lead two very separate lives. Occasionally, I blur the boundary, but there are certain areas I prefer to keep to myself.

"I'm an occasional churchgoer, but I'd rather not talk about it. I see that as a reasonable dividing line - God on one side, cars on the other.

"It's just how I prefer to be. Perhaps I'd have gone insane if I'd blurred the line too often."