Regé-Jean Page Won’t Be Returning to Bridgerton Season 2
Andrew Parker - April 13, 2021

Have You Earned Your Tomorrow

By Edgar Guest

Is anybody happier because you passed his way? Does anyone remember that you spoke to him today? This day is almost over, and its toiling time is through; Is there anyone to utter now a kindly word of you?

Did you give a cheerful greeting to the friend who came along? Or a churlish sort of "Howdy" and then vanish in the throng? Were you selfish pure and simple as you rushed along the way, Or is someone mighty grateful for a deed you did today?

Can you say tonight, in parting with the day that's slipping fast, That you helped a single brother of the many that you passed? Is a single heart rejoicing over what you did or said; Does a man whose hopes were fading now with courage look ahead?

Did you waste the day, or lose it, was it well or sorely spent? Did you leave a trail of kindness or a scar of discontent? As you close your eyes in slumber do you think that God would say, You have earned one more tomorrow by the work you did today?

Bridgerton fans’ hearts are officially broken. British actor Regé-Jean Page has responded to the news that he won’t be returning for the second series of hit Netflix show Bridgerton. On 2 April, Netflix announced – via a letter from Lady Whistledown – that his character Simon, the Duke of Hastings, wouldn’t be part of the cast for season two, stating: “We will miss Simon’s presence onscreen, but he will always be a part of the Bridgerton family.” Page took to social media to share a moving farewell message to the show, referring to the role as “an absolute pleasure and privilege”, and thanking “the incredibly creative and generous cast and crew” as well as the “outstanding fans”.

“The ride of a life time,” he wrote on Instagram. “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. The love is real and will just keep growing.”He also left a comment on the Instagram post that announced his departure, which was shared on the official Bridgerton account. “Joining this family – the connection on and off screen, with our cast, our crew, all the incredible fans, has been like nothing I could have ever imagined,” he wrote. In an interview with Variety, Page explained that he’d always known his character would only ever lead the show for one season.

“It’s a one-season arc. It’s going to have a beginning, middle, end – give us a year,” Regé explained, referring to conversations that he had with Bridgerton producers before starting the role.He went on to add that he liked the idea of only being in the show for one series, saying: “[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.”