Rege-Jean Page announced he was leaving Bridgerton about five minutes ago, but he’s already been forced to respond to those lingering James Bond rumors

The British actor, who was spotted on his return to the UK this week, is in a great hurry to replace Daniel Craig as the next Bond after it was announced that he will not reprise his role as Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings, in Bridgerton season two

However, Rege of course keeps his cards pretty close to his chest, but has at least admitted that he loves to be seen as the next 007

“I think if you’re British and do something great that other people notice, then people will start talking about it

“I think this is pretty normal and I am flattered to be in the category of Brits that people have noticed”

Rege then laughed at the thought of making such decisions during the coronavirus pandemic, timidly stating, “I think the concept of having plans at this point in history is slightly hilarious. gave up doing them “

This echoes Rege’s earlier comments about the January rumors when he told Jimmy Fallon, “I think the internet thinks a lot of things, and this is one of the nicer things.

“I think there might be an element of cultural translation to be done here For example, if you are British and you do something famous that people enjoy, then people start saying the word ‘B “”

He added: “I’m very, very happy to have the badge I’m happy to be in such good company with people who have the badge But it’s a badge”

Earlier this week, bookies Coral revealed Rege is now 5-2 to replace Craig

Bridgerton fans were heartbroken last week when Netflix announced that Rege would not be returning for season two

The news was announced with a message from the elusive character Lady Whistledown, which read: ‘Dear readers, as all eyes turn to Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest to find a Viscountess, we bid farewell to Reg- Jean Page, who triumphantly played the Duke of Hastings

“Simon will be missed on screen, but he will always be part of the Bridgerton family

“Daphne will remain a dedicated wife and sister, helping her brother navigate the social season ahead and what it has to offer – more intrigue and romance than my readers can handle”

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Rege then shared a sweet message, writing, “Pleasure and privilege!” An honor to be a member of the family – on and off screen, the cast, crew and incredible fans – love is real and will never stop growing “

The 31-year-old was seen laying low as he arrived at London’s Heathrow Airport on Tuesday

To keep it casual, Rege wore a black tracksuit with a cap pulled low over her head and looked at her phone as she walked out of arrivals

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