The 55-year-old actor played mother Jackie Goodman in the Channel 4 sitcom about a Jewish family.
Tamsin Greig has revealed she tried to convince late co-star Paul Ritter against being interviewed for Friday Night Dinner anniversary special due to his ill health.
Friday Night Dinner's Paul Ritter has been given a posthumous BAFTA TV Award nomination.
Bird said Ritter was 'the best in the business'.
Shhhh… Simon Bird has become a dad.