Sarah Millican may not have won a Bafta on Sunday night, but she beat the internet trolls who made her cry at last year’s ceremony hands down.
The popular stand up, who was beaten by fellow Tynesiders Ant and Dec in the category of Best Entertainment Performance, couldn’t make the event in London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane as she was doing a gig in Buxton.
But yesterday she shared a photo which proved she’d kept her word and silenced the critics who left her in tears a year ago.
Last week, the South Shields comic won praise for her column in the Radio Times which detailed the widespread abuse she had received for her attire on the red carpet at the 2013 event, where she had been nominated for Best Entertainment Performance.
Sarah, who has her own show on BBC2, also revealed the effects of the abuse, admitting the comments levelled at her chosen dress for the evening had left her in tears - but vowing that if she ever got another nomination, she’d wear it all over again.
And even though she couldn’t make the ceremony itself, the 39-year-old, who recently married fellow comedian, Gary Delaney, decided to wear the dress for her stand up gig instead.
On her Facebook post, Sarah said: “Thanks for all of your support re Baftas. Honestly just thrilled to be in the same category as Ant and Dec, Norton and Brooker. And special thanks to those in my audience in Buxton. Your response when I walked out in my Bafta dress was overwhelming and choked me up.”
The photo was immediately ‘liked’ by thousands of her Facebook and twitter followers, while many left comments congratulating her on standing up to the online bullying she’d suffered - and telling her she looked great.
Also celebrating at the weekend was film maker Nick Holt, who is from Newcastle, and who won his second Bafta for best documentary for The Murder Trial.