BRIDGERTON'S Rege-Jean Page has revealed his mortified family's reaction to his steamy Netflix sex scenes after failing to warn them.
The 31-year-old actor plays dashing Duke Simon Basset in the Netflix period drama – which could run for up to eight seasons – and is seen engaging in numerous romps with his on-screen lover, Daphne Bridgerton.
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Simon and Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor) embark on a faux romance during Regency London's infamous courting season, only to end up developing genuine feelings for one another, which spill over into steamy sex sessions.
However, Rege-Jean – who is currently living in the US – has revealed that not all of his family back in London got the memo about the raunchy nature of his role, and so got a big shock when they tuned in.
He told chat show host Jimmy Fallon that some relatives didn't get the message he sent to the family Whatsapp group to warn them.
He said: "We missed one of my cousins. She sent me a message that was like, 'I had to make so many tactical cups of tea during the show.'
"She said, 'I came back, and you were still going, so I had to go back and put the kettle back on'."
He added with a laugh: "So my family are very stimulated and caffeinated at this point, which sounds like a deadly combination."
The hunky actor also addressed reports he's in line to become the next James Bond, after his odds were slashed from 40/1 before Christmas to 5/1 by Ladbrokes thanks to the success of Bridgerton.
He said: "I think the internet thinks a lot of things, and that's one of the more pleasant ones. So I'm pleased as far as that goes.
"If you're a Brit and you do something of any kind of renown that people regard well, then people start saying the B word!"
He added he was "glad to be in such wonderful company" with actors including Tom Hardy, Idris Elba and Tom Hiddleston, who have also been linked to the 007 role.
Bridgerton is available on Netflix.
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