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Ben Aldridge, star of 'Fleabag' and 'Our Girl', comes out as a 'proud' member of the LGBTQ community

The British actor opened up on Instagram over the weekend.

2020-06-30

Fleabag actor Ben Aldridge has come out publicly as a "proud" member of the LGBTQ community.

The British screen star, 34, publicly acknowledged his sexuality for the first time in a post on Instagram over the weekend.

Aldridge, who appeared in the first season of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag as 'Arsehole Guy' and has starred in BBC military drama Our Girl as Captain Charles James from 2014-19, shared a series of historic Pride images and a video of himself kissing a man on the cheek.

"The journey to pride was a long one for me," Aldridge wrote.

 
 
 
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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

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"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."

Aldridge currently stars in US Batman prequel series Pennyworth as Batman's father, Thomas Wayne.