OUTLANDER star Caitriona Balfe has shared a hilarious picture of herself covered in midge bites from filming on location in the highlands.
The 38-year-old called the insects “f*****s” in her caption under the photo, which shows her face smothered with cream for the bites.
It is not clear where the cast are currently filming, but the west coast of Scotland has seen a rise in midges over the past week.
The actress, known for playing Claire Fraser in the hit show, was replying to one of Outlander’s producers, who was also complaining about midges.
Matthew B Roberts took to Twitter, writing: “Many ask what locations are the most challenging to film. Answer: anywhere with midges.”
In response, Caitriona shared a selfie with cream dotted all over her face. She captioned the picture: “1200 species … and everyone of them a F*@k€r. #midges.”
Midges had a late start to the season this year, but are back with a boom – with many Scots calling it the “worst year ever” for the tiny biting insects.
Caitriona’s picture already has over 5,400 likes since it was posted late last night.
On social media, Ian C Elliot suggested: “Avon do a moisturizer with citronella in it. All Scottish hikers and fishing types swear by it.”
StepahnieinSD added: “I wondered how in the world? I get eaten alive just thinking of going outside in some parts of Scotland. Can’t imagine having to stand still, recite memorized lines and not swat like mad.”
Deborah Franco commented: “I don’t know how anybody deals with them.”
Caroline Smith joked: “I have heard drinking tonic water helps….gin optional.”
While Shelle said simply: “Hate the b******s.”
Catriona and her co-star Sam Heughan, who plays her husband Jamie Fraser, are currently filming the fourth season of the popular Starz tv show.
The cast were spotted filming in Glasgow at the beginning of February this year, but most of the action for the upcoming series is believed to take place in America.
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