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Regé-Jean Page Is Not Returning for Season 2 of ‘Bridgerton’ and I’m Not Okay

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Seriously?! What? Why? PLLLLLEASE tell me this is a delayed April Fool’s Joke…

News just broke that Regé-Jean Page Aka The Duke of Hastings is NOT Returning for Season 2 of Bridgerton.

While season 2 shifts its focus to the eldest Bridgerton as Anthony begins his quest to find love, Regé-Jean Page’s departure is shocking because he is still apart of the story.

Now, you might be wondering why and well, it’s a bit of a lengthy explanation which you can read here.


But to sum it up, it’s because the series is based off the book series and The Duke of Hastings is really only in the first book.

The news broke when the announcement was made via Twitter from the Ton’s gossip maven. The message reads:

“While all eyes turn to Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest to find a Viscountess, we bid adieu to Rege-Jean Page, who so triumphantly played the Duke of Hastings. We’ll miss Simon’s presence onscreen, but he will always be a part of the Bridgerton family,” the message reads.

“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 may be able to bear.”

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I mean, what are we going to do without this eye candy?

I am pretty sure I will just boycott the show until he is back…


Well, I am seriously considering it.

Everyone loved him and his character so much. I just have to hope they will make some sort of spin-off series with him and Daphne. I mean, I know we’d all watch it, right?


I am so sad. I need a minute to take this terrible news in…

Courtesy of Netflix

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