Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor reveals her embarrassment after watching the show’s sex scenes with her grandparents

How awkward!

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We admit we got a little hot under the collar watching Bridgerton’s sex scenes on our own—so imagine your embarrassment if you had to watch it with your parents or grandparents.

One of the show's main actors, Phoebe Dynevor, has revealed that she had just this problem when she was forced to skip through entire episodes of the hit Netflix series, just so her grandparents didn't see her getting naughty with Lord Hastings.

She revealed her embarrassment to the Mail on Sunday You magazine and said: "The remote was in my hand at all times. We skipped past episode six completely. I was like, 'That's just not worth watching!'"

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The actress went on to explain that because she still lives at home with her parents, including Coronation Street actress Sally Dynevor, watching the show was a 'family affair'—which also included her grandparents.

Bridgeton, which has been a massive hit and so far and has had around 82 million viewers worldwide, stars Phoebe as the eldest of the Bridgeton girls, Daphne, who falls for Regé-Jean Page's character, the Duke of Hastings.

However, despite many of us wanting a real-life romance, between the pair, Phoebe admits that it was a 'professional relationship' from day one: "There was so much pressure on us to get it right that it was all about the work. We have a really professional working relationship. I’m glad for that, actually. It would be very complicated if it went further."

In fact, it has been revealed, just this week that her on-screen lover is actually taken—and loved up to writer and part-time footballer Emily Brown.

While Phoebe went on to admit that, despite the show's success, and because of lockdown, her life is pretty much still the same as before.

"I’m still at home arguing with my brother about the washing-up and doing jigsaw puzzles with my dad," she says: "It’s very surreal because I know something’s going on but I can’t really see it."

Based on the bestselling Bridgerton series by author Julia Quinn, the Netflix drama has had viewers hooked from the very first episode. Last month it was also revealed that filming for series two of Bridgerton will take place this spring.

Sarah Finley

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