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Meryl Streep: I'm a big fan of reality TV in Britain

By Helen Pye

Actress Meryl Streep has confessed to something of a guilty pleasure by admitting that she is a fan of British reality TV shows like Homes Under The Hammer and Come Dine With Me.

Appearing on The Graham Norton Show to promote her new film Florence Foster Jenkins with co-star Hugh Grant, she let slip her obsession with catching the daytime shows when she is in the UK.

She said: "I'm addicted to everything where they do real estate. I love Grand Designs and Homes Under the Hammer. Also Come Dine With Me is fabulous."

The actress also revealed that she hates her Oscar-nominated performance in The French Lieutenant's Woman.

Asked if there was a film in which she did not rate her performance, she replied: "Oh yes, but, I'm not going to tell you which film. You won't guess because I collected awards for it and it was venerated, but I was young and new at it and I wasn't living the role."

After her initial reticence, she revealed it was The French Lieutenant's Woman, the 1981 drama starring alongside Jeremy Irons as a Victorian couple caught in an affair and modern-day actors portraying their story.

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