Miranda Hart wakes face-to-face with fox during heatwave

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Miranda Hart woke up face-to-face with a fox after sleeping with her door open during the heatwave.

The comedy actress and writer, 47, said she had begun sleeping on her kitchen floor to escape her "very HOT" bedroom.

Hart told her 2.3 million Twitter followers she awoke shortly before dawn to find the animal staring at her.

She joked that she might have to resurrect her eponymous sitcom to feature a similar scene.

Hart wrote: "In other news... I slept on the kitchen floor (my bedroom is a very HOT room – not in a good way).

"I had the doors to the garden open. At one point before dawn, this happened – I WOKE UP TO FIND MYSELF FACE TO FACE WITH A FOX... (I may have to do more Miranda to do that scene)"

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Guests Miranda Hart and Ronnie Corbett during filming of The Graham Norton Show (TX: 22.35 Friday October 19, BBC One), at The London Studios in south London. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
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Graham Norton (back) with guests (left to right) Justin Bieber, Jack Black, Miranda Hart and John Waters during a recording of The Graham Norton Show, at the London Studios in south London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 04: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED) Miranda Hart (L) and Barry Manilow attend an after show party following Barry Manilow's performance at the O2 Arena on May 4, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
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Cast of Miranda (left to right) Sarah Hadland, Tom Ellis, Patricia Hodge and Miranda Hart arriving for the Philips British Academy Television Awards at the Grosvenor House, 90 Park Lane, London. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 07: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED) (L to R) Host James Corden, editor of Glamour Jo Elvin and Comedy Actress of the Year Miranda Hart attend an after party following the Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Berkeley Square Gardens on June 7, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
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Host Graham Norton (left) with guests Arnold Schwarzenegger and Miranda Hart during filming of The Graham Norton Show (TX: 22.35 Friday October 19, BBC One), at The London Studios in south London. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 18: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED) (L to R) Cast members Tamsin Greig, Miranda Hart, Julie Walters and director Phyllida Lloyd pose following the 60th Anniversary Gala performance of Agatha Christie's 'The Mousetrap' at the St. Martin's Theatre on November 18, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 27: Miranda Hart and actress Melissa McCarthy attend the UK Premiere of "Spy" at Odeon Leicester Square on May 27, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
(left to right) Warren Beatty, Keeley Hawes and Miranda Hart during the filming of the Graham Norton Show at The London Studios, to be aired on BBC One on Friday. (Photo by Isabel Infantes/PA Images via Getty Images)
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The hashtag #toohottosleep trended overnight on Twitter after social media users shared their struggles with the heat.

Last year, Hart reunited with her former Miranda co-stars for an hour-long special, filmed at The London Palladium, called Miranda: My Such Fun Celebration, which was broadcast on BBC One.

The Bafta-nominated comedy, which also starred Sarah Hadland, Tom Ellis, Patricia Hodge and Sally Phillips, ran for three series from 2009 until 2015 with two Christmas specials.

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