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Bridgerton set ‘has its own private fuel supply for cast and crew to use’ amid the country’s ongoing shortage


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Netflix bosses have reportedly ensured the set of Bridgerton has its own private fuel supply amid the country’s ongoing fuel crisis.

According to The Sun, the series has access to at least four ‘bowsers’, tank trailers bought from fuel companies that the cast and crew can use. 

The production crew are said to be eager to avoid staff members car sharing due to Covid fears, with the measure in place since April. 

Set: Netflix bosses have reportedly ensured the set of Bridgerton has its own private fuel supply amid the country's ongoing fuel crisis (Phoebe Dynevor, left, and Ruth Gemmell, right, pictured)

Set: Netflix bosses have reportedly ensured the set of Bridgerton has its own private fuel supply amid the country's ongoing fuel crisis (Phoebe Dynevor, left, and Ruth Gemmell, right, pictured)

Set: Netflix bosses have reportedly ensured the set of Bridgerton has its own private fuel supply amid the country’s ongoing fuel crisis (Phoebe Dynevor, left, and Ruth Gemmell, right, pictured)

A source said: ‘The last thing anyone wants is any further delays, which has been challenging with the backdrop of Covid.

‘They have managed to fill up at least four mini tankers, known as bowsers, which are being made available to staff.

‘They are trying to avoid several members of the crew or cast having to share taxis, buses or cars as Covid is likely to quickly spread if they spend too much time in close proximity.’

The fuel is being used for the trucks, generators and transport while bosses buy it directly from fuel companies so it should not affect the public.

Supply: According to The Sun , the Netflix series has access to at least four 'bowsers', tank trailers bought from fuel companies that the cast and crew can use (stock image)

Supply: According to The Sun , the Netflix series has access to at least four 'bowsers', tank trailers bought from fuel companies that the cast and crew can use (stock image)

Supply: The Netflix series has access to at least four ‘bowsers’, tank trailers bought from fuel companies that the cast and crew can use (stock image)

MailOnline has contacted a representative of Netflix for comment. 

It comes as the fuel crisis was branded ‘absolutely horrendous’ in London and the South East by industry leaders on Sunday as panic-buyers continue to leave forecourts dry and petrol prices soar.

Army personnel are poised to start delivering fuel from Monday.

The Petrol Retailers Association, which represents thousands of independent forecourts across the UK, has welcomed the introduction of the military as it said fuel shortages are getting worse in some parts of the country.

Safety: The production crew are said to be eager to avoid staff members car sharing due to Covid fears, with the measure in place since April (Rege-Jean Page and Phoebe pictured)

Safety: The production crew are said to be eager to avoid staff members car sharing due to Covid fears, with the measure in place since April (Rege-Jean Page and Phoebe pictured)

Safety: The production crew are said to be eager to avoid staff members car sharing due to Covid fears, with the measure in place since April (Rege-Jean Page and Phoebe pictured)

Chairman Brian Madderson called the situation in the South ‘absolutely horrendous’, telling LBC: ‘Early signs from our polls this morning show again that the Midlands, North and Scotland, are doing pretty well, and more and more of their filling stations are getting stock.

‘There is far less stock out and far less surge buying. Normality is creeping in to that party of the country, but London and the South East are absolutely horrendous.’

He told the broadcaster that people are ‘desperate’ to get fuel to do normal every day things, such as taking children to school and getting to work. 

Data from the PRA on Saturday showed that 16 per cent of petrol stations have no fuel – an improvement on more than a quarter on Friday. 

A source said: 'They are trying to avoid several members of the crew or cast having to share taxis, buses or cars as Covid is likely to quickly spread if they spend too much time in close proximity'

A source said: 'They are trying to avoid several members of the crew or cast having to share taxis, buses or cars as Covid is likely to quickly spread if they spend too much time in close proximity'

A source said: ‘They are trying to avoid several members of the crew or cast having to share taxis, buses or cars as Covid is likely to quickly spread if they spend too much time in close proximity’

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