Ber­tie Carvel ar­gues the case for the ex…

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He may not have won many fans with his be­hav­iour in se­ries one, but when Simon reap­pears, he ini­tially seems to want peace be­tween him and Gemma.

Might we find him more like­able this

time around? We put that ques­tion to Ber­tie Carvel, who plays him…

“I don’t re­ally care what peo­ple think of him, my­self, but Simon cares about it deeply,” he tells us. “He’s des­per­ate, his self-es­teem is frag­ile and I think that’s part of where his weak­ness comes from. I don’t think Simon likes him­self very much, deep down, and he needs to find ap­proval from oth­ers and tries to get that in slightly mis­guided ways. I think, with­out a shadow of a doubt, that he re­grets most of the things

he’s done…”

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