Fire service's drink-drive warning riffs on Bridgerton

Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington and Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton in period Netflix drama Bridgerton
"Chief Whistledown's" take on the scandal papers parodies high society show Bridgerton [ Netflix/PA]

A fire service has issued a warning about the perils of drink-driving in the style of period drama Bridgerton.

It comes after the release of the third series of the Netflix show which features society papers written by the show's Lady Whistledown.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service's (LFRS) parodied the character and style of writing by publishing a letter from "Chief Whistledown".

Addressed to "dearest readers" - a nod to the scandal sheets' opening lines - the missive "strongly urges you to never drink and drive" and added: "Let’s keep our cherished community safe by ensuring every driver remains clear-headed and responsible."

Letter addressed to 'Dearest Readers' in a Bridgerton-style drink-drive message
The letter was addressed to 'Dearest Readers', in a nod to Lady Whistledown's typical opening lines [Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service]

LFRS posted the message on its Facebook account saying "Who's spent the weekend binge-watching season three of Bridgerton?"

It even added: "P.S. Safety and sobriety are always in fashion".

Adapted from a series of historical romance novels by author Julia Quinn, the drama follows members of the Bridgerton family as they navigate London's high society in the 1800s.

The show was said to be designed for millennial and Gen Z audiences and has been described as a Regency-era Gossip Girl.

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