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Bolton's Sophie Willan on why BAFTA win was so poignant

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Sign up for the free MyBolton newsletter to get the top stories direct to your inbox Sophie Willan has recalled her shock at winning a BAFTA and revealed why she had to apologise to her neighbours that same night.

The Bolton comedian picked up a writing gong at the virtual awards ceremony in May this year. Sophie, 32, was nominated for the pilot episode of her upcoming BBC series Alma's Not Normal.

The episode, which aired on BBC Two in April, was watched by more than one million people and Sophie was soon commissioned to write a full series. READ MORE: Coronation Street schedule shake-up this week with episode cancelled as trial continues As well as writing it, the comic also stars as Alma Nuthall, a Boltonian wild child who is trying

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