Ben Aldridge comes out as a 'proud' member of LGBTQ+ community

Fleabag’s Ben Aldridge comes out as a ‘proud’ member of the LGBTQ+ community and says the ‘journey has been a long one for me’

  • The Fleabag actor, 34, played the ‘A******e Guy’ in the hit BBC sitcom opposite show creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, 34
  • The screen star posted a brief black and white clip of him kissing an unidentified man on the cheek and added a poster of the Progress flag
  • Ben received support from his famous friends, including Our Girl co-star Michelle Keegan, who posted a heart emoji on his message
  • The actor spent five years playing Captain Charles James on the BBC One military drama, Our Girl

Ben Aldridge has come out as a ‘proud’ member of the LGBTQ+ community.

The Fleabag actor, 34, who played the ‘A******e Guy’ in the hit BBC sitcom, took to Instagram on Sunday to celebrate Pride month and revealed it had been a ‘long journey’ to get to where he is now.

Ben wrote: ‘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. 

Love: Ben Aldridge has come out as a ‘proud’ member of the LGBTQ+ community (pictured in 2015)

‘So much won. So much more to fight for. #pride.’

Ben shared a number of pictures on Instagram, including a shot of the Gay Liberation March at Leicester Square in 1972 along with Stonewall pioneers Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera as they walked in NYC’s 1973 Pride.

He also posted a brief black and white clip of him kissing an unidentified man on the cheek and added a poster of the Progress flag with the words: ‘Choose love’.

Courageous: The Fleabag actor took to Instagram on Sunday to celebrate Pride month and revealed it had been a ‘long journey’ to get to where he is now

Talented: Ben played the ‘A******e Guy’ in the hit BBC sitcom alongside Andrew Scott and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (pictured last year)

Sealed with a kiss: The actor posted a brief black and white clip of him kissing an unidentified man on the cheek 

Poignant: Ben shared a number of pictures on Instagram, including a poster of the Progress flag with the words: ‘Choose love’

Ben received support from his famous friends, including Our Girl co-star Michelle Keegan, who posted a heart emoji on his message.

And actor and composer Rory Fleck Byrne wrote: ‘Proud of you. And love you buddy. Pal. Woman/man. Let’s be Alll of it. Bang.’

Another fan typed: ‘So proud of you ❤️ Happy Pride’. 

Proud: Ben received support from his famous friends, including Our Girl co-star Michelle Keegan, who posted a heart emoji on his message

Ben had a recurring role in Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag as ‘A******e Guy’ and spent five years as Captain Charles James on the BBC One military drama, Our Girl.

He also appeared in TV series Reign between 2014 and 2017.

Ben’s most recent role has been portraying Batman/Bruce Wayne’s father Thomas Wayne on Pennyworth.

Career: Ben starred in Our Girl as Captain James 

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