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21st Jun 2022

Is Regé-Jean Page returning for Bridgerton season 3?

Katy Brennan

Fingers crossed.

Regé-Jean Page is reportedly in talks to come back for Bridgerton season 3.

The actor was a fan favourite when he played the Duke of Hastings in the first season of the period drama.

However, the 34-year-old did not star in the second series, despite his onscreen wife Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) appearing throughout – much to the disappointment of viewers.

Now, according to The Sun, it finally looks like we might see his face on the show again.

A source told the publication: ‘Regé-Jean was always very open about his intention to quit the show after the first season and to move on to other projects.

“But recently there has been a dialogue between him and the show’s bosses.

“Nothing has been formally agreed yet, but watch this space.”

Regé-Jean’s departure from Bridgerton was first announced on Instagram last April with a special edition of Lady Whistledown’s Society Paper.

It said: “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.

“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. Yours Truly, Lady Whistledown.”

Reacting to the news on Instagram, the actor wrote: “It’s been an absolute pleasure and a privilege to be your Duke.

“Joining this family – not just on screen, but off screen too. Our incredibly creative and generous cast, crew, outstanding fans – it’s all been beyond anything I could have imagined.

“The love is real and will just keep growing.”

The news comes after Regé-Jean was named the favourite to take over the role of James Bond after Daniel Craig stepped down following No Time To Die in 2021.