Filming on the third season of hit comedy drama Brassic has been paused after a member of the production crew showed symptoms of coronavirus.

The critically acclaimed comedy, which first hit the screens of Sky One in August 2019, began filming for the third series in earlier this month at undisclosed locations in Lancashire.

Historically, the show has used Bacup town centre in Rossendale as its main back drop for the fictional town of Hawley in which Brassic is set.

During filming of series three, cast and crew have been seen on set wearing face masks and visors.

But Sky has now confirmed cast and crew are self-isolating after a member of the crew started to show symptoms associated with Covid-19.

No date on when filming will resume has been given.

A spokesperson for Sky told the Radio Times: "Throughout this time, the safety of our colleagues and customers remains our number one priority.

"Brassic production has paused with cast and crew now self-isolation.

"We will return to production as soon as it is safe to do so."

Brassic was created by Chorley actor Joe Gilgun, who also stars in the show as Vincent 'Vinnie' O'Neill.

Since its creation, filming for the show has primarily taken place in Lancashire, Manchester city centre and Bolton.

A lot of what happens in the show is based on Gilgun's life growing up in Chorley - although what is fact and what is fiction has for the most, been left up to the viewers to decide.

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