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‘Bridgerton’ star Regé-Jean Page not returning for season 2

‘Bridgerton’ star Regé-Jean Page not returning for season 2

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The Duke of Hastings is bidding the 'Bridgerton' family adieu

It’s bad news for fans of the Duke of Hastings, because Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page will not be coming back for the show’s upcoming second season.

The departure of Page, who played royal Simon Basset on the hit period drama series, was announced by Lady Whistledown on Bridgerton’s official Twitter account on Saturday, April 3.

“Your Grace, it has been a pleasure. We’ll miss Simon’s presence onscreen, but he will always be a part of the Bridgerton family,” the letter said.

“Daphne will remain a devoted wife and sister, helping her brother navigate the upcoming social season and what it has to offer – more intrigue and romance than my readers be able to bear.”

Page also confirmed the news, saying that it was a “pleasure and a privilege.”

“An honor to be a member of the family – on and off screen, cast, crew and incredible fans – the love is real and will just keep growing,” he wrote.

Netflix announced the show’s renewal for a second season in January 2021.

Created by Shonda Rimes, Bridgerton is a romantic, cheeky series set during the Regency Period in London that follows Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and her family as she makes her high-society debut in the competitive marriage market.

The series is based on Julia Quinn’s novel, The Duke and I, the first of 8 in a series. – Rappler.com