After a VERY successful first season of Bridgerton, Actor Rege-Jean Page, who played the character Duke of Hastings, has announced that he will not be returning to the show.

On Friday April 2nd, Netflix announced the news through he show's instagram account signed by Lady Whistledown.

The news took the show's fans by surprise, as no ONE saw this coming! But, Rege-Jean Page took it on himself to explain why he decided to leave the show.

He said "It felt like a limited series to me, it had a beginning, a middle, and an end."

It is indeed a bitter-sweet feeling but, looks like Rege-Jean is ready to move on to bigger things, and we are beyond excited to see what he takes on next!

Dear Readers, while all eyes turn to Lord Anthony Bridgerton's quest to find a Viscountess, we bid adieu to Regé-Jean Page, who so triumphantly played the Duke of Hastings." Acknowledging that he and his character Simon will still always be a part of the Bridgerton family, the note adds that Daphne, his wife the Duchess of Hastings, played by Phoebe Dynevor, "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