Michelle Keegan's TV show Brassic slammed by mum for digging fake cemetery plot just yards from her son's grave
MICHELLE Keegan's TV show Brassic has been slammed by a mum for digging a fake cemetery plot just yards from her son's grave.
The cast has been busy filming the third series of the hit Sky comedy in Lancashire this month and the show had been given permission by Rossendale Council to shoot at Whitworth Cemetery.
However, mum-of-three Tracy Goldie-Auxilly was left upset and branded the crew a "disgrace" after dug up ground just feet away from where her son Gareth, 39, had been buried two weeks ago.
Tracy's autistic daughter Chloe had visited Gareth's grave, only to find the crew had dug a plot nearby and were being crass and swearing as she tried to pay her respects to her sibling, who died suddenly on September 11.
In a picture showing the cemetery, two letter wreaths reading 'dad' and 'Gaz' could still be seen on his grave as well as other floral tributes.
Tracy said: "It's a disgrace, you're filming graveyards, a place where you lay people to rest.
"At the end of the day it's not a playground, the crew could have used a farmer's field with some props, Brassic isn't a serious topic they could have filmed somewhere else.
"I want the council to go away delve into their conscience, what they have done has devastated my family.
"When the film crew got there it was obvious there was a freshly buried body."
Tracy added how Chloe initially thought she had wandered into a real funeral, and was confused when she discovered that wasn't the case.
She said: "She was just devastated, they were still filming when she was at his grave.
"They were swearing and shouting, Chloe couldn't get her head around it. Some of the language they were using really wasn't nice.
"When she found out the grave they had dug wasn't real it upset her even more. This has taken my family so far back."
A spokesperson for Sky told LancsLive: "We're very sorry for any distress we caused when filming scenes on location at Rossendale.
"While our production team had received permission to film scenes on location, we understand the impact this had on the family member and we would like to offer them our deepest sympathy and condolences.
"While filming was taking place the production was conscious someone was visiting and out of respect, a crew member reached out in person, to offer apologies for any disruption caused.
"The series is post-watershed and plays out after 10pm. As a result, it contains adult language and we offer apologies for any sensitivities cause by this being overheard during filming."
The spokesperson added signs had been placed around the cemetery entrance to make it clear filming was taking place.
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