If you listen closely, you can hear the sound of hearts breaking..

Regé-Jean Page has announced his departure from Bridgerton after just one season.

The actor played the dashing Duke of Hastings in the hit Netflix show.

The Duke’s romance with Daphne Bridgerton, played by Phoebe Dynevor, was a central plot in the show’s first series.

The news was announced in a special edition of Lady Whistledown’s Society Paper on social media.

 

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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’, he added.

 

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Fans, including Kim Kardashian, took to social media to share their reactions to the news.

The reality star binged the entire series this week.

Clearly unhappy, she commented ‘Wait!!! WHAT????’ with the comment getting over 40,000 likes and counting.

Meanwhile Regé-Jean has been tipped to be the next James Bond.