Phoebe Dynevor Finally Speaks Out About Regé-Jean Page Leaving ‘Bridgerton’

When Netflix announced that heartthrob Regé-Jean Page will not return for season two of Bridgerton, the news was met with dismay, along with some hilarious responses from celebrities like Dionne Warwick.

And while many offered their thoughts on Page's exit, there was one person who remained notably quiet: his co-star Phoebe Dynevor. That is, until now.

Dynevor discussed the matter in an episode of the Variety Awards Circuit podcast, saying, “I had a bit of a heads up so I knew but yeah, I guess it is a spanner. But again, the show centers around the Bridgertons and there are eight books. I think maybe the fans of the books were more aware of that happening than the fans of the show. I think fans of the books know that every episode is about a different sibling. And we’re very much passing the baton to the lovely Johnny [Jonathan Bailey], who plays Anthony. Obviously it’s sad to to see [Page] go but I’m looking forward to being reunited with my family.”

The news that Page will not reprise his role as Simon Basset was announced on the Bridgerton Instagram account early last month, when Lady Whistledown shared a post that said: “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. We’ll miss Simon’s presence onscreen, but he will always be a part of the Bridgerton family.”

Although Page isn't returning as a series regular, he never said anything about making a cameo. *Crosses fingers*

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