Hannah Waddingham hits back at photographer on Olivier Awards red carpet

Hannah Waddingham received applause after she addressed a photographer’s inappropriate remark during the Olivier Award’s red carpet on Sunday night.

A video shared by a fan on X captured the moment, though the photographer’s comment was not audible. Waddingham responded sharply, stating, “Oh my God, you’d never say that to a man, my friend.”

She warned she would leave if such comments persisted and firmly told the photographer, “Don’t be a d**k, otherwise I’ll move off. Don’t say ‘show me leg.’ No.”

The exchange occurred before the theatre awards ceremony on Sunday, where Waddingham was hosting.

As she made her way to the Royal Albert Hall for the ceremony, Waddingham continued the discussion, emphasising the need for respect. She pointedly told the photographer, “Have some manners.”

Waddingham, who also hosted the awards in 2023, entertained the audience with a performance of Anything Goes, marking another memorable appearance at the prestigious event.

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