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'F*ck Yeah Ireland!': Miley Cyrus and Joe Biden lead celebrities supporting Ireland's historic #MarRef result on Twitter

Published 23/05/2015 | 14:21

Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry (left) and his husband Elliot Spencer attend the Audi EE British Academy Film Awards Nominees Party

Celebrities are jumping on board with Ireland's historic 'Yes' to same-sex marriage, taking to Twitter to express their delight at the result. Ireland did it! The 1st country to legalize marriage equality by popular vote, but they won't be the last! What an incredible accomplishment

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Actor Stephen Fry has told of his delight that Ireland is on the verge of passing the same sex marriage referendum.

The thespian and writer took to his twitter to say he was "so so happy" upon hearing the news.

Fry, who is attending the Hay Festival in England, said he has "almost no signal but news in that Ireland's Yes Campaign has carried the day".

"So so happy. Oscar smiles in his grave," he tweeted, referencing Oscar Wilde.

Earlier this month, the star publicly backed the Yes vote.

Graham Norton and Conchita Wurst
Graham Norton and Conchita Wurst
Graham Norton with the Entertainment Programme award for The Graham Norton Show, at the House of Fraser British Academy of Television Awards at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London
Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres' white suit played a supporting role to Portia de Rossi's Zuhair Murad jumpsuit.
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Stephen Fry (left) and his husband Elliot Spencer
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Richard Harris and Russell Crowe in Gladiator. Crowe says Harris "filled me with a certain type of confidence".

The British actor, who wed his partner Elliot Spencer in January, took to Twitter to support the campaign on May 14.

“I wish Irish people the same joy I've found,” he tweeted, along with a video from Irish diaspora supporting marriage equality.

Fry has more than 9.6 million followers worldwide.

Despite being fiercely protective of his private life, the QI host announced his marriage to Spencer - a comedian and aspiring writer 30 years his junior – on the social network.

“Gosh. @ElliottGSpencer and I go into a room as two people, sign a book and leave as one. Amazing,” he tweeted, along with a photo of the then newlyweds.

Meanwhile, TV presenter Graham Norton 'congratulated' Ireland on Twitter.

The presenter, who is originally from Bandon, Co Cork, wrote: "Congratulations Ireland! The journey the country has made during my lifetime leaves me so very proud, happy and amazed. Group hug!!!!"

Ellen DeGeneres also tweeted her praise: "Ireland did it! The 1st country to legalize marriage equality by popular vote, but they won't be the last! What an incredible accomplishment"

And Oscar winner Russell Crowe also tweeted: "Dear Ireland, you are even more amazing."

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