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Rishi Sunak Says He’s a ‘Big Fan’ of Netflix’s Scorching Drama Bridgerton | Ents & Arts News

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has revealed he is a “big fan” of the scorching Netflix period drama Bridgerton.

In an interview with the Radio Times, Mr. Sunak added that he had spent “a lot of time watching” the hit show, while admitting that his viewing habits are “not quite the same” as those of his senior government colleagues.

The Chancellor added: “Like Emily in Paris, I don’t know how many others have watched this. I’ll check it out.”

Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington.  Pic: Netflix
Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington in Bridgerton. Pic: Netflix

Bridgerton, which was created by world-renowned television producer Shonda Rhimes, began broadcasting in December and quickly became one of the Netflixthe most watched shows of all time.

A second series is being filmed.

In addition to discussing his favorite shows, Mr. Sunak also spoke about what he would watch on TV as a child.

“We were never allowed to eat in the living room, but Saturday nights were the exception,” he said.

“We would spread a plastic picnic blanket and I would go with my dad to pick up Pizza Hut or KFC in Portswood in Southampton, and we – mum, dad and my younger brother and sister – ate on that picnic mat and watch The A-Team, Baywatch and Blind Date, which followed one another.

“It was a special part of our growth.”

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Elsewhere in his extensive interview, he described the country’s creative industries as “one of the UK’s crown jewels”, adding: “It’s something we do better than most other countries we do. export it all over the world.

“We should be extremely proud of that, and it’s part of our soft power and part of our brand. Brand Britain.”

Mr. Sunak added that he also wanted the BBC to “take all possible measures” to learn from the fallout from the Dyson report, which revealed that Martin Bashir had convinced Diana, Princess of Wales to give an interview …

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