Bridgerton hottie Regé-Jean Page does not return as the Duke of Hastings in season 2.
I’m sorry to get the news so bluntly, but there is no sugar coating.
Netflix announced the news today (Friday April 2) on Twitter with a message from Lady Whistledown.
It read: “Dear Readers, while all eyes are on Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s search for a Viscountess, we bid farewell to Regé-Jean Page, who so triumphantly played the Duke of Hastings.
“We will miss Simon’s presence on screen, but he will always be part of the Bridgerton family.
“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 can stand.”
Your grace, it’s been my pleasure. 💜🐝 pic.twitter.com/kX1nIG8pz7
– Bridgerton (@bridgerton) April 2, 2021
And that’s it, that’s all they gave us.
The actor followed up with his own short and sweet message on social media.
Regé-Jean Page statement
He wrote: “Joy and privilege! An honor to be a family member – on and off the screen, cast, crew, and incredible fans – love is real and will just keep growing. “
The pain is real and will just keep growing, more like!
Pleasure and a privilege! An honor to be a family member – on and off the screen, cast, crew and incredible fans – love is real and will just keep growing ❤️💫 https://t.co/YBk4RvKNpx
– Regé-Jean Page (@regejean) April 2, 2021
The Duke of Hastings – gone, but not gone ?!
Bridgerton showrunner Shonda Rhimes then cut in: “Remember, the Duke is never gone. He’s just waiting to be watched by Binge again. #ShondalandMenOnNetflixAreForever. ”
– Shonda Rhimes (@shondarhimes) April 2, 2021
What a time to get the word out, as millions of Christians are faced with the loss of an almost as valued leader in their lives.
Read more: Rege-Jean Page in Casualty!
At least they know he’s going to make a quick comeback …
Devastated Bridgerton fans
It goes without saying that fans of the hit series lose their adage because of the sad news.
One wrote: “It is too early for you to make me want to cry Regé omg. I need time to process this, but thanks for bringing this fascinating character to life! He will be missed very much. “
Another commented on how ridiculous they found the decision: “I really don’t understand this decision, lmao. He was the most talked about character on the show. This is really stupid. “
Another just hoped it was a belated prank …
STOP PLAYING 😭 APRIL FOOLS WAR YESTERDAY MAN pic.twitter.com/P8l7mg7JW4
– Miracle🕊💙🕊 (@miracleeannee) April 2, 2021
Read more about Bridgerton Season 2 here.
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