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Simon Amstell: 'Grandma's House got an unclear reaction'

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Simon in Grandma's House

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Simon Amstell has admitted that his sitcom Grandma's House was met with a mixed reaction.

The show, which returns for a second series on April 19, divided critics when it aired in late 2010.

"I think it was a really unclear reaction," Amstell told What's On TV. "At first people didn't know what it was - was it a comedy or was it a drama?

"At first, I didn't know whether I would have to leave the country in shame but I'm still here, I guess, so it must've been OK in the end."

The comedian also admitted that he finds it "funny" addressing criticisms of his performance within the show.

"I just play myself... brilliantly!" he joked. "We address that in the opening episode [of series two] and we kind of addressed it in the first series, too.

"It was something we always found funny to mention so we've gone even more nuts about that this time around. And because my character is now living in Grandma's box room, there's so much more scope for tension."

Grandma's House returns to BBC Two on Thursday, April 19 at 10pm.

> Grandma's House gets second series

Watch a clip from the first series of Grandma's House below:

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