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Love Simon

Bringing his life (sort of) to the silver screen, Simon Amstell talks heart-break, mental health and the long road to self acceptance

Simon Amstell

Photography Harry Carr

Many eons ago, when I first dipped my toe into the waters of journalism, I modelled my celebrity interviewing style on Simon Amstell’s gloriously sardonic schtick from early Noughties TV fave Popworld and then Never Mind the Buzzcocks.

Unfortunately, my reserves of wit at the time had about as much bite as a gummy, denture-less granny.

Simon was also one of the few seemingly out male presenters on television while I was growing up a closeted teen. I can’t remember him publicly proclaiming that he was gay. He just was, and that was pretty great.

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