The moment Bridgerton stars had to keep reshooting for season three

Nicola Coughlan and Luke Newton got the giggles as the filmed one scene

Watch: Bridgerton stars had to keep reshooting this poignant moment in season three

Bridgerton stars Nicola Coughlan and Luke Newton have revealed they had to reshooting a romantic scene several times because they kept getting the giggles.

Netflix’s regency era hit is back for a third series, which will see Coughlan and Newton's characters Penelope Featherington and Colin Bridgerton get steamy. Penelope and Colin have been close for a long time but take things to the next level when the friendship becomes a romance.

During an appearance on This Morning, the pair confessed that on one occasion they kept laughing “uncontrollably” while they were filming – leaving the crew less than impressed.

Bridgerton. (L to R) Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton, Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington in episode 301 of Bridgerton. Cr. Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2024
Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton and Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington. (Netflix)

Coughlan and Newton were chatting to the ITV programme’s Alison Hammond, who had visited the Bridgerton set to meet the cast. She asked what it was like getting romantic for the cameras seeing as they are good friends in real life.

“Those moments where we have to do super romantic scenes with one another… we had one in this room where I had to talk about how beautiful his eyes are and we just couldn’t stop laughing,” Coughlan confessed.

“Uncontrollably to the point that the crew didn’t find it funny after, like, the first 20 times. It’s like, ‘Your eyes are so beautiful’ and we are like (squirms).”

The stars take centre stage in the new series of Bridgerton. (ITV screengrab)
The stars take centre stage in the new series of Bridgerton. (ITV screengrab)

Newton added: “We are quite lucky that we know each other, we don’t have to jump in with someone new.”

Coughlan and Newton are making the move from being more supporting characters to main cast this series, which Newton told Hammond was “wild”.

“It feels like we have had two years leading up to this moment and like the rest of the world has shared that with us,” he said. “Everyone is kind of rooting for us.”

Bridgerton debuted in 2020 and viewers were quickly gripped by the drama and sizzling romances. A second season followed in 2022, with the third due to land on May 16. A fourth series is also in the pipeline.

The actors met Alison Hammond. (ITV screengrab)
The actors met Alison Hammond. (ITV screengrab)

During the last series of the drama, fans were gripped by the love triangle between Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) and sisters Edwina (Charithra Chandran) and Kate (Simone Ashley). Anthony was after a wife – mainly to fulfil his duty rather than for love – and he set his sights on Edwina, one of the two sisters who Lady Danbury (Adjoa Andoh) sponsored in England so that Edwina could meet her Mr Right. However, it seems true love didn't strike and Edwina's half-sister Kate then caught his eye.

Meanwhile, Anthony’s sister Eloise (Claudia Jessie) faced struggles of her own when her relationship with Penelope Featherington became strained. The pair had been very close their friendship was rocked after she discovered that her friend was actually Lady Whistledown.

Eloise’s love life also got a bit bumpy when she started sneaking around to meet Theo Sharpe (Calam Lynch), a printer’s assistant.