Bridgerton cast dating rumours once got so wild that the actors had to respond

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Bridgerton is undoubtedly the most talked-about TV show of the moment, with the period drama - named one of the most popular Netflix shows of all time, returning for its third instalment later this year.

It's not hard to see why it has been so popular, described as a Pride and Prejudice meets Gossip Girl, with a heavy dose of feminism, fashion and sex.

And the voice behind Lady Whistledown (the show's resident Dan Humphrey)? It's only Julie Andrews.

This week, the Bridgerton prequel, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, landed on Netflix, and it has renewed our love of Regency fashion (ahem Bridgerton dresses), Ton-inspired baby names and of course the Lady Whistledown appropriate rumours.

Yes, one of the biggest talking points to come out of the steamy series surrounds the cast, with its actors often made the subject of a lot of dating rumours. 

No one experienced this more than season one's Regé-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor - with the speculation getting so loud that Page himself had to address it in public.

"I think everything you need to know is on camera," the actor behind the Duke of Hastings, explained in an interview with Access. "That's why we presented it so beautifully for you."

He continued: "All the sparks that flew off of the beautiful scripts that we were handed, and so I think that the sparky scripted material are more than enough."

Well, that's confirmation that the two actors aren't together, but if we know the internet, it's definitely still holding out hope.

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is available to watch on Netflix now.

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