“It’s simply superb how one yr can change your entire life”: The Traitors star Meryl Williams left “shellshocked” after Scots BAFTA nomination

THE TRAITORS star Meryl Williams has been left “shellshocked” following her latest nomination for a Scottish BAFTA award.

Williams, who shared the £100,000 jackpot with two co-stars on the favored BBC present final yr, was nominated for Favorite Scot on Display screen final week.

The 27-year-old, who has achondroplasia, which causes dwarfism, has now expressed how she hopes that her publicity will assist to lift consciousness on dwarfism.

In a video posted on-line final week, former customer support employee Meryl addressed her nomination, saying: “I simply discovered that I’ve been nominated for the Scottish BAFTAs.

“Happening the present, hopefully I’ve made individuals realise that ‘Oh, she will simply do all the things like I can do.’

“Simply clearly, generally, otherwise. I by no means anticipated something. I’ve simply been so grateful for something I do obtain, or something that ever does occur.

“I’m so buzzing. If you happen to advised me what’s occurring in my life proper now, years in the past, I’d be like, ‘No, by no means going to occur. By no means in one million years’.

“For therefore lengthy in my life, I wasn’t very glad and it’s simply superb how one yr can change your entire life. So much has occurred this yr and I’m so, so grateful that I’ve even been nominated.

“It’s superb. I simply wish to say thanks a lot […]”

The submit acquired a whole lot of likes and feedback from followers who flocked to lend their help for the celeb.

One individual wrote: “Nobody deserves it extra. You’re so superb.”

One other stated: “I like your angle. We’d like extra individuals such as you. Superior channel.”

A 3rd commented: “Happy with you all the time.”

Talking to Meryl at the moment she stated: “I truthfully didn’t anticipate to be nominated in any respect. I’m simply so shellshocked and when the classes bought launched, I used to be simply so shellshocked.

“I’m so, so grateful – I’m on cloud 9. I bought emailed by the Scottish BAFTAs group and as soon as it was launched, I discovered who was in my class.

“Discovering out I’m in opposition to all of those superb individuals – it was an honour to be beside them. My mum was so proud and was additionally on cloud 9 as effectively.

“It’s such a tremendous award and to be nominated in Scotland – my very own nation – I like Scotland – you’re feeling actually appreciative and it’s beautiful that somebody would nominate me.

“I feel having a BAFTA would present everybody we’re simply the identical as everybody else. I’m in the identical class as everybody else. It’s reinforcing and reveals people who you are able to do something you wanna do.

Meryl Williams.
Pictured: THE TRAITORS star Meryl Williams. (C) Meryl Williams.

“It’s additionally elevating consciousness to teach individuals with out [having to] educate them. I is likely to be little, however I can deal with all the things in each manner.

“I’m the primary feminine to be nominated with dwarfism. I didn’t even realise that. It was actually heartwarming.

“I went into the present with no expectations – all the things I do is all the time with out expectations.

“[The award and show are] a gateway for extra individuals with dwarfism. It’s breaking by way of the glass ceiling.”

The Scottish BAFTAs are voted in by members of the general public, with the winner of the Favorite Scot on Display screen award to be introduced on the ceremony on 19 November.


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