AN ACTRESS who was born in Flintshire and used to work in Chester before she found fame has been nominated for a national award.

Sian Gibson, 41, has been nominated for a BAFTA for her appearance on Peter Kay’s Car Share.

The Mold-born comedian played promotions rep Kayleigh Kitson on Kay’s hit TV show, which focuses on the pair’s ‘car-share’ scheme in John Redmond (Kay’s) Fiat 500L.

Sian is up for the best female comedy performance category, which she was also nominated for in 2016.

The category title has been clinched by some of the best female actors in British comedy, such as Miranda Hart, Dawn French, and Jo Brand.

The finale of the Car Share were filmed in Blackpool on Saturday, and fans were delighted when Peter Kay made a surprise appearance for the final charity screening.

The comedian cancelled his tour in in December 2017 due to “unforeseen family circumstances.” But he wowed crowds alongside his co-star at the Blackpool Opera House on Saturday evening for an event held to raise money for The Lily Foundation.

He said: “What we’ve done is something a little bit different. We used to drive around quite a bit and we just wanted to see what would happen if we filmed a whole journey without a script, just making it up.”

After fan’s reactions to the comedy genius’, Kay took announced on Twitter: “Thank you very much for supporting the Lily Foundation raising money for mitochondrial disease. Very kind of you. I appreciate it. Enjoy the last ever episode of Car Share. Don’t tell anyone the end. Or tell anyone about any hedgehogs.”

Sian also Tweeted her gratitude to her fans, saying it was an “honour” to be mentioned along with the “amazing ladies” who previously won the award.

The BAFTA’s Television Award Nominations 2018 will take place tomorrow in London.

Sian, who has previously had a small role in Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights after the pair met as students at the University of Salford, was working in the Card One Banking call centre in Chester when she was sent the script for the award-winning show.

She has since appeared in comedies with Catherine Tate and The League of Gentlemen.