He was probably the best thing in Paddington 2 (sorry, bear) but Hugh Grant has admitted that his kids didn't like him in Paddington 2 and asked him why he was in it so much.

Appearing on Seth Myers show to publicise his new Sky Atlantic series The Undoing with Nicole Kidman, the father of five told the host that he organised a special screening of the 2017 family movie for his kids, but they were not impressed.

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"I set up a special screening for them," he said. "That takes a whole cinema, I have hundreds of children. I got them in there and they pretty much hated it.

"They kept whispering to me, 'Why are you in it so much?' I make them like it now. They have to watch it every night and tell me how good I am, otherwise, they don’t get fed."

60-year-old Grant has previously admitted that his role as embittered former actor Phoenix Buchanan in the Paddington sequel was probably his greatest acting role to date.

In an interview on the Graham Norton Show last night, Grant also said he took the role in psychological thriller The Undoing to "get away" from his young children but admitted he "missed them so badly"

"Having spent a career unable to muster a single emotion, I find in my old age I can't stop them," he said. "It's something to do with children or love, or my wife, or something, but I can't keep it at bay.