If you go back to watch re-runs of Bridgerton , Season 1, there’s high chance you do it because of Regé-Jean Page. The actor, who became an overnight sensation because of his character, broke many hearts with his decision to not return for another season. Fans missed him in Season 2, with some hope of seeing him in Season 3. 

That hope received a welcome fillip from rumours that started making the rounds, when the actor was spotted hanging out with his former co-star from the show, Jonathan Bailey. Netizens immediately pounced on it, with many suggesting that Page might be returning as Simon Basset. But, only in vain. Addressing the rumours, he revealed that he will not be seen in the forthcoming season. 

Page posted a picture with Bailey from their time in Italy and captioned it, “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.”

While the actor’s post may be disappointing for many of us, Bridgerton season 3 still has plenty of drama to unpack. Earlier, the makers of the show had shared that the new season will focus on Lady Whitsledown aka Penelope and Colin Bridgerton’s story. The two characters have been a key part of the story so far.

As for Regé-Jean Page, he has two major projects in the pipeline. He will be seen in Netflix’s upcoming action movie, The Gray Man. The film also stars Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans and Ana de Armas in pivotal roles. The other project that fans will get to see him in is the upcoming Dungeons and Dragons movie, starring Chris Pine.

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