Netflix to build ‘fake London’ set at Sunninghill Park in Ascot afte娛樂城體驗r row with The Crown over Bridgerton sets

THE makers of Bridgerton have worked out a fool-proof way to never have to fight over財神捕魚 stately homes again – build your own.

Just a day after I told how bosses on the Netflix series were trying to book the exact same properties as rival show The Crown, causing potential headaches, I’m told producers have taken matters into their own hands.

Netflix are building replicas of Bridgerton House (filmed at Ranger’s House in Greenwich) and other sets

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Netflix are building replicas of Bridgerton House (filmed at Ranger’s House in Greenwich) and other setsCredit: Alamy
It comes after war broke out between Bridgerton and The Crown

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It comes after war broke out between Bridgerton and The CrownCredit: Splash News

Shondaland, the US production firm behind Bridgerton, has applied for planning per-mission to build a major new set near Ascot, Berks.

Documents filed to the local council show they want to construct a replica Mayfair road, including swanky residences Bridgerton House — home to heroine Daphne — and Featherington House, a shopping arcade, a tea house and a back alley.

Where they are asking to build them is certainly appropriate — it’s on land rented at Prince Andrew and Fergie’s former marital home, the Sunninghill Park Estate.

What’s more, they have asked for the two-hectare site to stand for as long as five years, suggesting talk of as many as seven more series of the saucy regal drama is on the money.

Producers on the rival show had been trying to book the same exact properties

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Producers on the rival show had been trying to book the same exact propertiesCredit: Netflix

A source said: “There are only so many places you can film a show like The Crown, or Bridgerton.

“There’s a finite number of stately homes, and not all of them want production crews stomping over them for months on end.

“But the producers of Bridgerton have come up with a genius and long-term solution, to build their own giant semi-permanent set.

“The application documents say the set needs to last for around five years, so they ca娛樂城活動n film annually for each series for up to eight weeks at a time. It shows Bridgerton is going nowhere fast.”

Shondaland hope to build the replica Mayfair road where Sunninghill Park House once stood

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Shondaland hope to build the replica Mayfair road where Sunninghill Park House once stoodCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
The estate was Prince Andrew and Fergie's former marital home

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The estate was Prince Andrew and Fergie’s former marital homeCredit: Getty

The building of the set comes as the streaming giant revealed that the show, starring Phoebe Dynevor and Regé-Jean Page as Daphne Bridgerton and the Duke of Hastings, has become its “biggest series ever”.

Netflix say 82million households around the world tuned in to its first 28 days online, surpassing the firm’s own projections.

It hit the No1 spot in 83 countries, including the US, UK, India, France and Brazil.

Bridgerton, starring Regé-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor, has become Netflix's 'biggest series ever'

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Bridgerton, starring Regé-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor, has become Netflix’s ‘biggest series ever’Credit: Splash News

What Netflix doesn’t shout so loudly about is that a household only needs to watch two minutes of an episode for it to count.

I didn’t even last that 財神娛樂long.

Syon House was just one London location used for interiors at the Duke's house

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Syon House was just one London location used for interiors at the Duke’s houseCredit: Alamy
Many streets in Bath were used including the Royal Crescent which doubled up as Grosvenor Square

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Many streets in Bath were used including the Royal Crescent which doubled up as Grosvenor SquareCredit: Netflix

Taron on the blocks

TARON Egerton rocks the ­Eighties look as he films Tetris: The Movie for Apple TV+.

The Rocketman actor was seen shooting scenes in Glasgow, which doubles up as Russia where the computer game was created by Soviet government software engineer Alexey Pajitnov.

Taron Egerton was spotted shooting scenes in Glasgow

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Taron Egerton was spotted shooting scenes in GlasgowCredit: James Chapelard

Taron plays Dutchman Henk ­Rogers, who went through a lengthy legal battle over the global rights to distribute Tetris on early video game consoles.

He stars in Tetris: The Movie

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He stars in Tetris: The MovieCredit: James Chapelard
Taron plays Dutchman Henk Rogers in the Apple TV+ film

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T娛樂城優惠活動aron plays Dutchman Henk Rogers in the Apple TV+ filmCredit: BackGrid
An actor was pictured in a Russian police uniform

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An actor was pictured in a Russian police uniformCredit: James Chapelard

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SMASH hit mystery thriller Lupin will return to Netflix for a second series this summer.

The French drama stars Omar Sy as professional thief Assane Diop, who seeks revenge after his father killed himself because he was wrongly accused of stealing a valuable diamond necklace.

Lupin has hit No1 in the streaming giant’s ten most-watched offerings in more than ten countries.

Price is delight for Bill

BILL Bailey has replaced the thrill of dancing with Oti Mabuse by returning to his favourite hobby – collecting sticky price labels.

The Strictly star, who lifted the Glitterball trophy with dance pro Oti in December, has a collection dating back to pre-decimal currency days – before 1971 – and he is looking forward to adding to what he calls his treasure trove, which he concedes is “a bit mental”.

Bill Bailey has gone from the thrills of Strictly to collecting sticky price labels

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Bill Bailey has gone from the thrills of Strictly to collecting sticky price labels

Bill said: “It’s a slightly odd one. I don’t know why but I collected sticky labels, just price tags off things.

“I still do, it’s a proper obsession. You buy a new phone or a computer and you get a sticky label – ‘Ooh, a sticky label!’ I get so excited.”

Bill says the price tag for £2.65 gets him particularly hot and bothered, as it’s “one of the rarest prices there is”.

Even so, it’s not his favourite in his huge collection, which he keeps in books – one tag per page.

The comic won the Glitterball trophy with pro Oti Mabuse in December

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The comic won the Glitterball trophy with pro Oti Mabuse in December

Speaking on Rhod Gilbert’s Growing Pains, he added: “My favourite one is pre-decimal, 4d – four old pence.

“The idea of the collection is to get all the way through all the numbers.”

I think I’d rather do the rumba with Oti.

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KATIE Price says her son ­Harvey has been offered the chance to make train announcements by Network Rail.

The move comes after the disabled lad showed his love for the ­railways during this week’s BBC1 documentary looking at his first steps into life as an adult.

Disney’s new Star line-up

DISNEY+ has unveiled the big shows for its new general entertainment channel, Star, which starts on February 23.

Topping the bill is crime thriller Big Sky, from David E Kelley, who created hit drama Big Little Lies on HBO.

Disney's Star line-up includes thriller Big Sky, from the creator of Big Little Lies

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Disney’s Star line-up includes thriller Big Sky, from the creator of Big Little LiesCredit: Kobal Collection – Shutterstock