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Regé-Jean Page Is NOT Returning To Netflix's 'Bridgerton' For Season Three

Sorry, ladies!😭

Fans, who swooned over Netflix’s Bridgerton’s season one breakout star Regé-Jean Page and were subsequently disappointed after the newcomer revealed he wasn’t returning for season two, have had their hopes dashed again after The Sun erroneously reported on Saturday (June 18) that the 34-year-old heartthrob was coming back for season three.

Page cleared up any questions about his return via his Instagram page on Tuesday (June 21). In a swaggerific photo with Bridgerton actor Jonathan Bailey, he teased the media while quashing any rumors about the successful Regency-era drama and him.

“The boys are back in town. ❤️(No, I’m not going back to the show btw - the papers made that one up.) But we had the best, and most stylish, catch up I’ve had in a while over some truly excellent Italian coffee and sunshine.”

Fans in the comment section were quick to let Page know that his presence was missed on the show.

@dudaasussekind wrote, “Pls come back rege🥲 we miss the duke.”

Another fan chimed in, “Break my heart why don’t you. Lol.”

One person asked, “Did you just shatter my glimmer of hope in one caption?!”

Other fans were more empathetic, offering words of encouragement for Page’s new endeavors.

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“Yesss let the people know❤️❤️❤️ I can't wait to see you in FUTURE projects!!!”

“Whatever you choose to do in the future, I am sure it will be an amazing adventure! The best is yet to come!”

Although fans may be disappointed by Page’s absence from the series. Variety reported that his character Duke of Hastings Simon Basset was always meant to be a “one-season arc.”

“It’s a one-season arc. It’s going to have a beginning, middle, end – give us a year,” Page expressed to the publication. “[I thought] ‘That’s interesting,’ because then it felt like a limited series. I get to come in, I get to contribute my bit and then the Bridgerton family rolls on.”

Though that may have been the case, rumors also swirled that the British-Zimbabwean actor wasn’t fond of the creative direction Simon was going in for season two.

According to Page Six, the actor would have remained a pivotal character, but not the focal point of the show. Page also wanted more flexibility with his burgeoning movie career. Bridgerton’s executive producer Shonda Rimes and Page did part ways amicably.

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