Amstell shuts the door on Grandma's House

No third series, he says

Grandma's House won’t be returning for a third series, Simon Amstell has confirmed.

He ruled out any more episodes of the BBC Two sitcom during an interview on Nick Grimshaw’s Radio One breakfast show.

‘We felt we'd written all the pain out of us,’ he said. ‘It would be sort of gratuitous to just keep going.

‘Also, I leave things once I know how to do them and they've become good, which is upsetting I think for the public, because it would be nice if I could just keep [going]. It just feels gratuitous to know how to do something and keep doing it.

‘I worry “Right, they've started liking this; let's get out of here before it turns to hate!' then the love returns.

‘You must leave them more, you mustn’t leave them wanting less. I learnt that from stand-up.’

His co-writer Dan Swimer had previously suggested the show wouldn’t return, saying it was down to Amstell, but said: ‘Everything’s in [the second series] and it’s highly unlikely we could do any more.’

Amstell was speaking to promote his stand-up show, Numb, which will air on BBC Four on New Year’s Eve – which he said he was doing in lieu of a DVD.

Published: 20 Dec 2012

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