Comedian Stephen Fry, host of the 70th British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards, took a dig at US President Donald Trump at the gala here on Sunday, calling him a “blithering idiot”.

After an on-stage performance by Cirque du Soleil to open the show at the Royal Albert Hall here, Fry made his opening remarks. While welcoming Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep to the ceremony, he said Streep was “one of the greatest actresses of all-time, reports variety.com.

“Only a blithering idiot would think otherwise,” Fry added.

The comment was in reference to Trump’s comment that Streep is one of the most “overrated actresses” after her speech at the 74th Golden Globes ceremony last month.

Streep herself laughed off the spat with Trump at the Human Rights Campaign’s 2017 Greater New York Gala Dinner on Saturday, according to variety.com.

“Yes, I’m the most overrated and over decorated actress,” she said.

First Published | 13 February 2017 7:47 AM
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