• Rege-Jean Page took to Instagram on April 2 to announce his exit from the series
  • Adjoa Andoh said season two is about Anthony Bridgerton
  • The actress described Page as her "friend for life"

Fans were disappointed by Rege-Jean Page's exit from the second season of hit Netflix show "Bridgerton," but his co-stars were not. That includes Adjoa Andoh, who broke her silence to explain why the move was important for the series.

Andoh -- who portrayed Lady Danbury in the series -- appeared on E!'s Daily Pop Thursday and noted, "we're following the overriding framework of Julia Quinn's beautiful novels. There are eight Bridgerton children: one down, seven to go."

"Season 2, it's Anthony Bridgerton (portrayed by actor Jonathan Bailey), so there you are. That's the arc of the show. We all love Regé and we're all going to miss Regé," the 58-year-old British actress added. "We all love Regé and we're all going to miss Regé but it's not a huge surprise."

The actress went on to describe Page and what she will miss most about him, including "the way he loves to have a good argument [and] discuss and ruminate about things."

Andoh also disclosed that she and Page share a similar taste in music. "We both share a love of punk. He's a lovely man and he'll be my friend for life."

Andoh also spoke about the success of "Bridgerton" on Netflix.

"Obviously it's Shonda Rhimers' first gig with Netflix so we knew that was an amazing partnership," Andoh said. "It's sort of surreal because it all blew up as we were in lockdown. So it's like, 'Hurray!' from my kitchen."

Earlier this month, Page took to Instagram on April 2 to announce his exit from the series.

"The ride of a lifetime. It's been an absolute pleasure and a privilege to be your Duke," he captioned. "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"

However, the exit announcement didn't go well with the fans on social media and they erupted with backlash. Producer Shonda Rhimes told Vanity Fair Tuesday and said, "I was really shocked, because usually that happens when I've killed off somebody that's been around for a while. Like, we didn't kill him, he's still alive."

"[Regé-Jean] is a powerful, amazing actor and that meant we did our job — every season, our job is finding the right people and putting together this incredible, world-shifting romance," she added.

Page will be seen in the movie "Dungeons & Dragons," which is slated to release in 2022.

Adjoa Andoh and Regé-Jean Page star in “Bridgerton.” Liam Daniel/Netflix