Ted Lasso star Hannah Waddingham pulls out of hosting BBC Proms on day of event

Hannah Waddingham has announced that she has decided to step down from her role hosting one of the nights of the BBC Proms, which is due to take place tonight.

The Ted Lasso star had been due to oversee the proceedings at London’s historic Royal Albert Hall venue for an event titled the ‘Fantasy, Myths and Legends Prom.’

However, she explained in a post shared on X (formerly Twitter) and Instagram that she had pulled out from the position as a show of solidarity for those taking part in the Sag-Aftra strike in Hollywood.

‘Hey guys, I very sadly won’t be able to host tonight’s @bbcproms “Fantasy, Myths and Legends”,’ she wrote.

‘It will be an magical night, but due to my ongoing support for the @sagaftra strike I must respectfully step down. I look forward to being back at @RoyalAlbertHall PDQ! Xx H.’

Fans of the actress immediately began to express how much respect they have for her over her decision.

Among the demands being made by the actors are calls for better pay and protection around the growing concerns surrounding the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in entertainment.

The Writers Guild of America has been striking since May 2.

This therefore marks the second time ever in history that both actors and writers have taken strike action at the same time, with the last time simultaneous action took place happening more than 60 years ago.

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