Filming of hit period Netflix drama Bridgerton in West Wycombe apparently had to be halted after someone on set tested positive for Covid-19.

According to national reports, filming on season two of the hugely popular Netflix show at the West Wycombe Estate has been blighted by delays caused by coronavirus.

These included two incidents last month when a crew member reportedly came down with the virus.

And The Sun reports that the cast and crew’s Covid tests were “muddled up”, meaning they had no idea whose was whose – and one of them was apparently positive.

Bucks Free Press: Filming at West Wycombe Estate in late July

All cast and crew had to be retested, causing further delays to the filming schedule, the national news outlet reported, with a source telling them: “Ironically, when they came back a second time the positives were negatives so maybe they could have ploughed on regardless.

“They had to revise and shift the shooting schedule slightly but it hasn’t caused any delays to shooting thankfully. It could’ve been a lot worse.”

While it has not been officially confirmed that it is Bridgerton being filmed at the picturesque West Wycombe estate, many visitors to the estate have seen cast members walking around in period costumes, boats on the lake and even horse-drawn carriages arrive as part of the huge filming project.

Pictures taken at the top of West Wycombe Hill late last month showed film crews shooting at the front of the 18th-century Italianate villa, which has been the home of the Dashwood family for over 300 years.

Bucks Free Press: Filming at West Wycombe Estate in late July

According to a planning application that was submitted to Buckinghamshire Council earlier this year, filmmakers said they needed the site for filming up until October 8.

The West Wycombe estate has been a major attraction for filmmakers in the past, with shows and films like Cranford, Sense and Sensibility, X-Men, The Crown, Downton Abbey, The Duchess and Bridget Jones’ Diary.

Over the years, the main house has been transformed into a Russian palace, the White House, a grand mansion, an American restaurant, a French chateau, an Indian palace and even Buckingham Palace for the big screen.

Bridgerton has become the most-watched series on Netflix after premiering on December 25, 2020, having been watched by more than 82 million households in its first 28 days.

Bucks Free Press: Filming at West Wycombe Estate in late July

In January 2021, the series was renewed for a second season, and in April 2021, creator Chris Van Dusen revealed on Twitter that the series had additionally been revived for a third and fourth season.

The official release date for the second season has not yet been revealed.

Bridgerton follows Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family as she makes her debut onto Regency London’s competitive marriage market.