Most of my shows are rubbish, says Caroline Quentin – Daily TV round-up

Actress Caroline Quentin has said that she regrets most of the acting work that she's done over her career.

The star of shows like 'Men Behaving Badly' and 'Jonathan Creek' made the comments during an interview with the Guardian.

When asked if there was anything about her career that she regretted, she said: “Oh God, most of it. I hear radio plays that I did 20 years ago and I can't bear it.

“I see things on telly that I made six months ago and I just hate them. I could name on one hand the things that I think are OK; the rest of it is just rubbish and embarrassing.”

But she added that she's not unhappy being famous. “I don't mind the fact that people recognise me. I get people coming up to me all the time and speaking to me as if they know me: 'Oh, hello,' they'll say, 'How funny to see you here!' Some people hate it, but it makes me happy.” [The Guardian]

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