Shondaland made the announcement alongside Netflix, with Regé-Jean Page himself bidding farewell on Instagram. The news was first revealed in a statement from Lady Whistledown, which stated the following.
"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. Daphne will remain a devoted wife and sister,