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'Fleabag' Actor Ben Aldridge Comes Out, Says He's a Proud Member of LGBTQ+ Community

Ben Aldridge, one of the stars of the Emmy-winning series Fleabag, has come out as a “proud” member of the LGBTQ+ community.

The 34-year-old actor, who is known for his role as the “Arsehole Guy” on Fleabag, opened up about his sexuality in a post on Instagram during Pride Month.

“The journey to pride was a long one for me. I love the LGBTQ+ community and am incredibly proud and thankful to be a part of it. So much won. So much more to fight for. #pride,” Ben wrote on his page.

Ben also played the role of Bruce Wayne’s dad Thomas Wayne in the TV series Pennyworth.

The star of one of Netflix’s first-ever shows also came out over the weekend and confirmed her new relationship.

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'Fleabag' Star Andrew Scott Opens Up About Being Referred To As The 'Hot Priest'

Andrew Scott reunites with Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Ben Aldrigde for the Choose Love pop-up shop in Covent Garden on Friday (December 13) in London, England.

The three Fleabag stars volunteered with the movement for Match Fund Day, in support of the movement, where you can buy real gifts for refugees.

In a recent interview with Chicago Tribune, Andrew opened up about being dubbed “hot priest” following the success of the series, and wants fans to know he’s not just that.

“It’s really important to remember that when we started talking about the script, even before the script was written, it was the character of ‘The Priest.’…If you’ve got a script that says ‘The Hot Priest,’ you’d say ‘OK, what’s required of me is pretty one-dimensional.’” he says.

Andrew adds, “It’s hilarious that it happened on the internet. But I suppose I feel protective of Phoebe in the sense that’s not something she ever aimed to create.”

“It’s an example of the power of the internet. And listen, there are worse things to be called. But I think it’s important to make that slight distinction [laughter] because Phoebe is a writer of great class and intelligence.

READ MORE: Phoebe Waller-Bridge Explains Why She Didn’t Want To Do A Second Season Of ‘Fleabag’

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