Simon Marc Amstell (born 29 November 1979) is a BAFTA-nominated, award-winning English comedian, television presenter, screenwriter and actor, best known for his roles as former co-host of Popworld, former host of Never Mind the Buzzcocks and co-writer and star of the sitcom Grandma's House. Amstell was born in Gants Hill, Essex in 1979, to David and Tina (nee Leventhal) Amstell. He was raised in a Jewish family. He was educated at Beal High School, a state comprehensive school in Ilford, Essex. When he appeared on Family Catchphrase, his aunt Kim mentioned that he was the eldest of four siblings. His parents' divorce in the early 1990s has been a constant theme throughout his stand-up career.
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