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Sian Clifford Reveals The Special Gift Phoebe Waller-Bridge Gave Her After TV Bafta Win

HuffPost UK logo HuffPost UK 2 days ago Ash Percival
Phoebe Waller-Bridge et al. that are looking at the camera: Sian and Phoebe as Claire and Fleabag © BBC Sian and Phoebe as Claire and Fleabag

Sian Clifford didn’t just bag a famous golden statue when she won a TV Bafta on Friday – she also got something arguably more priceless. 

The actor has revealed her Fleabag co-star Phoebe Waller-Bridge gifted her the the famous godmother sculpture from the show to celebrate her win. 

Sian beat Phoebe and other nominees to win Female Performance In A Comedy during the surreal event, which saw winners and nominees forced to appear from home over video link.

Sian Clifford won Female Performance In A Comedy at the TV Baftas © BBC Sian Clifford won Female Performance In A Comedy at the TV Baftas

She revealed they had been watching the ceremony together, but had to separate when they both had to call into the show to find out who’d won. 

Speaking after her win, Sian told the press: “There was sound feedback so we broke into our friend’s house down the road.

“We reunited after I won and she gave me the godmother statue, we both have one.”

The sculpture, of the naked torso of Fleabag and her sister’s late mother crafted by their godmother, is a fixture in the show.

Sian said she and Phoebe – who she has been friends with for over 20 years – had been “stuffing their faces” with vegan burgers during the ceremony as they “saw off the show”, which came to a conclusion with its critically-acclaimed second series.

She added: “There is so much history with this show, with my friendship with Phoebe.

“We have just championed each other since that day and I just feel so lucky to have found her and have somebody who believes in me more than I believe in myself.”

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