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Joe Gilgun looks in high spirits during Brassic filming

Brassic’s Joe Gilgun flashes a grin after returning to work as nonplussed actor shrugs off claims he ‘made an offensive comment to pregnant woman’s unborn child’ on set

Joe Gilgan appeared to shrug off recent allegations of on set improprieties as he returned to the Lancashire set of Brassic on Sunday. 

The actor, 37, is accused of making an offensive comment to a pregnant woman’s unborn child on the set of the Sky One series, according to The Sun. 

But Gilgun, known for roles Emmerdale and Coronation Street, was in an upbeat mood while joking security guards on location. 

All smiles: Joe Gilgun looked in high spirits as he larked around during Brassic filming in Lancashire on Sunday – after he was accused of ‘making an offensive comment to pregnant woman’s unborn child’ on set

Dressed in comfortable attire – a plaid hoodie, grey joggers and Nike trainers – the TV star looked in his element as he embraced crew members, fist bumped them and stopped to chat. 

The Vinnie O’Neill actor was also spotted in a waterproof jacket, carrying a box where which the contents were not visible.

On Saturday, it was said that northerner allegedly made an inappropriate comment on the set of Brassic when the pregnant make-up artist asked him to stop smoking marijuana around her. 

Having fun: It seemed as though the actor, 37, was averting his attention away from the reports as he joked with security on location


Location: The Vinnie O’Neill actor was also spotted in a waterproof jacket, carrying a large box

Comfortable: He looked in his element as he embraced crew members, fist bumped them and stopped to chat


Bond: Joe was dressed in comfortable attire – a plaid hoodie, grey joggers and Nike trainers

Former soap star: The actor is also known for his roles as Eli Dingle in Emmerdale and Jamie Armstrong in Coronation Street

The star, who has Biopolar Disorder, reportedly replied to the crew member with a remark about her unborn child, which caused an uproar on set. 

It is unclear whether it was the pregnant woman who filed the complaint about the comment. 

A source told the publication: ‘Cast and crew reacted with fury. They simply can’t comprehend why Joe could be so cruel. It’s totally ruined what has always been a great rapport.

‘The make-up artist was hugely upset and people have rallied round her for support. It caused a lot of misery for those involved in the show. They have to finish the fourth series, but it’s been hugely overshadowed by this.’ 

Accusation: On Saturday, it was said that northerner allegedly made an inappropriate comment on the set of Brassic when the pregnant make-up artist asked him to stop smoking marijuana around her 

Oh dear: The star, who has biopolar disorder, reportedly replied to the crew member with a remark about her unborn child, which caused an uproar on set

Shame: A source told The Sun: ‘Cast and crew reacted with fury. They simply can’t comprehend why Joe could be so cruel. It’s totally ruined what has always been a great rapport’

Dynamic: ‘They have to finish the fourth series, but it’s been hugely overshadowed by this’ the source added 

Oh no: Michelle Keegan (pictured) who stars alongside Joe on the Sky Comedy, was not believed to be present at the time the comment was made

A Sky TV source told The Sun: ‘We take all allegations of inappropriate behaviour extremely seriously and we have a robust process in place for handling any allegations.’

Michelle Keegan, who stars alongside Joe on the Sky Comedy, was not believed to be present at the time the comment was made. 

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Joe and Sky for further comment. 

Joe has previously spoken about how he uses medical marijuana. 

Honest: Speaking in 2019, Joe said: ‘I use medical marijuana to sort of regulate my moods. A big part of bipolar that isn’t spoken about is the shifting mood’

Speaking in 2019, he said: ‘I use medical marijuana to sort of regulate my moods. A big part of bipolar that isn’t spoken about is the shifting mood.

‘It’s not necessarily someone who is very depressed and then they’re hyperactive — there’s also a lot of stress involved because you have little to no control over the way you feel.’ 

Brassic is a Sky original comedy series and follows Vinnie and his friends causing havoc in the town of Hawley as they commit petty crimes.

The series also stars Damien Molony and Ryan Sampson and features a predominantly male cast – something Michelle has previously said she has ‘no issues’ with as she is the ‘blokiest one’ on set. 

Plot: Brassic is a Sky original comedy series and follows Vinnie and his friends causing havoc in the town of Hawley as they commit petty crimes

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