The Pursuit of Love: People are saying this character is the new Bridgerton Duke

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Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

From Andrew Scott being totally in his element to the incredibly chic stylist, people are absolutely loving the BBC's new period drama The Pursuit of Love. And one thing everyone is saying is that one character from the show has basically become the new Duke of Hastings from Netflix's hit show Bridgerton.

We're only just about recovered from the news that Regé-Jean Page won't be returning for season 2 of Bridgerton. Safe to say it's been a lot to take. But now fans are saying there's a new Duke in town, namely Fabrice, Duc de Sauveterre from the BBC's new three-part period drama The Pursuit of Love.

Watch: The Pursuit Of Love

To refresh your memory, The Pursuit of Love is the BBC's new three-part TV adaptation of the classic novel of the same name by Nancy Mitford. It's pretty much a romcom period drama set between the two world wars following aristocratic heroine Linda Radlett (Lily James) in her adventures to find true love. Narrated by her "more proper" cousin Fanny Logan (Emily Beecham), Linda's hunt for a husband sees her travelling from her manor home in Oxfordshire all the way to Paris in the roaring twenties – an adventure showcasing the stark difference between the two girls. 

Fabrice, who is played by French actor Assaad Bouab (Call My Agent, Homeland), is the love interest of Lily James' character Linda Radlett, and the pair share some pretty steamy Bridgerton-esque scenes together, prompting many fans to say Fabrice is the new Duke everyone is obsessed with. Sorry, Regé-Jean.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

We have yet to pinpoint exactly what prop Fabrice will be making his name with. After all Connell has his chain and the Duke has his spoon, so there'll have to be something...

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