Fleabag’s lead character came out as bisexual in the latest episode of the series.

Airing last night (18 March), episode three saw the title character (played by Phoebe Waller-Bridge) as she helps her sister Claire at a work event, where she meets businesswoman Belinda (Kristen Scott Thomas).

While having a drink, Belinda asks Fleabag if she’s a lesbian, to which she responds: “Not strictly.” She then plants a kiss on Belinda, but is rejected because she’s not Belinda’s “type”.

Shortly after the episode aired, fans praised the series for exploring the lead character’s sexuality and providing some much-needed bisexual representation on television.

“That one scene in Fleabag episode three with Kristen Scott Thomas in the bar is everything my bisexual ass needed,” wrote one user on Twitter, while another said they were “overjoyed” at the bisexual representation.

Check out the best responses from Twitter below.

Since Fleabag premiered in 2016, it has received universal acclaim from critics, and has been nominated for several awards. Waller-Bridge received the BAFTA for Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme back in 2017.

Waller-Bridge has also received praise for her work on the BBC America drama, Killing Eve, which stars Sandra Oh as a desk-bound MI5 officer who becomes obsessed with tracking down a ruthless assassin, played by Jodie Comer.

For her work on the series, Waller-Bridge received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. It will return for its second season later this year.

Fleabag airs Mondays on BBC One. You can catch up on the first and second seasons on BBC iPlayer.