Bridgerton smashes records to become Netflix's biggest series of all time as 82m tune in

BRIDGERTON has smashed records and become the biggest Netflix show ever aired.

A staggering 82million households have tuned in to the drama, which has made countless headlines for its steamy sex scenes.

Starring Phoebe Dynevor, Rege-Jean Page and Nicola Coughlan, it follows the fortunes of a high-society family in Regency England.

The eight-part series, which launched on Christmas Day, is Netflix's most-watched show in 83 countries including the UK, France and the US. 

Bridgerton has snatched the top spot from the previous record-holder, fantasy drama The Witcher, which received 76million streams in its first 28 days.

Bridgerton has undoubtedly benefitted from the number of people forced to stay at home because of lockdown rules.

But it has proved a bit of escapism for Brits seeking a glam world away from home schooling and working from the lounge.

The show is even credited with lifting sales of four-poster beds as Brits buy then in the hope of recreating the drama's raunchy romps.

The show follows Daphne Bridgerton, who is the eldest daughter in a powerful and wealthy family and wants to meet a man and get married.

However, following the death of her father, Daphne must be chaperoned by her possessive older brother Anthony (Jonathan Bailey), who is also struggling to find love.

Daphne also becomes a target for Lady Whistledown’s scandal sheet.

She then comes into contact with the insubordinate Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page) and they come together to develop a plan that will keep her safe.

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