Christmas was a very different experience for most of us in 2020 following a year of being in lockdown thanks to the global pandemic.
If you want to avoid all spoilers for season 1, stop reading now.
Despite most of us being stuck at home without our families, we found something to enjoy thanks to the release of the first season of Shondaland period drama 'Bridgerton' on Netflix. Based on Julia Quinn's series of novels, 'Bridgerton' became the must-see show over the festive period with viewers binging it the minute it dropped on Christmas Day.
The first season introduced us to Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and her family as she set out to find herself a worthy suitor. Drawn to the Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page), viewers watched as a showmance turned into a full-on scandal that changed both of their lives.
With season 2 a certainty, we've put together the five moments from the first season that made us gasp with shock and required us to pick our jaws up from the floor. Read on to find out which moments caught us by surprise...
2. THAT garden scene
Has a hedge maze ever been so sexy? Daphne and the Duke couldn’t control their feelings for one another and had a very frisky encounter in the garden during a social gathering. They were caught by Daphne’s brother Anthony (Jonathan Bailey) and socialite Cressida Cowper (Jessica Madsen) saw them too. That steamy moment led to the couple having to marry to avoid a scandal.