Because the Duke Of Hastings, Regé-Jean shortly turned one of many breakout stars of Bridgerton when it debuted in the direction of the top of final 12 months, changing into a near-overnight family title.
Nonetheless, regardless of his reputation with viewers, it was confirmed on Friday afternoon that he had made the choice to not return for sequence two, by which it was already identified that Jonathan Bailey’s character could be taking centre stage.
In a press launch which took the type of one in every of Girl Whistedown’s Society Papers, it was revealed: “Whereas all eyes flip to Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest to discover a Viscounts, we bid adieu to Regé-Jean Web page, who so triumphantly performed the Duke Of Hastings.
“We’ll miss Simon’s presence onscreen, however he’ll all the time be a part of the Bridgerton household.”
Regardless of Regé-Jean’s absence, his co-star Phoebe Dynevor shall be going nowhere, with the “letter” including: “Daphne will stay a loyal spouse and sister, serving to her brother navigate the upcoming social season and what it has to supply – extra intrigue and romance than my readers might be able to bear.”
Evidently, the information brought on fairly the uproar among the many Bridgerton fan group:
I suppose I wont be watching the present anymore 💔💔💔 that is so unhappy he was the primary purpose all of us beloved the present https://t.co/EeJ4eC1ie7
— BAMBI! EXO🤒 (@taekaisuzy) April 2, 2021
This is smart since they are going in accordance with the e book sequence however nonetheless nooooooo!!! 😭😭😭😭😭 https://t.co/wu2rwZpOD0
— 🥀 a r i 🥀 (@money4ramen) April 2, 2021
Reacting to his exit, Regé-Jean tweeted: “Pleasure and a privilege! An honour to be a member of the household – on and off display, forged, crew and unimaginable followers – the love is actual and can simply continue to grow.”
Pleasure and a privilege! An honour to be a member of the household – on and off display, forged, crew and unimaginable followers – the love is actual and can simply continue to grow ❤️💫 https://t.co/YBk4RvKNpx
— Regé-Jean Web page (@regejean) April 2, 2021