It’s the sexiest thing on TV right now.
But the author of Bridgerton has called for even more sex scenes in season two of the Netflix hit series.
Julia Quinn is a consultant on the period drama, which is set in 19th century Regency England, and has become popular for its culturally diverse cast, vibrant costumes and steamy love scenes.
The best-selling romance writer says she wants to see more of sex-mad couple Daphne and the Duke of Hastings – played by Phoebe Dynevor, 25, and 31-year-old Rege-Jean Page – in the second season, after their passionate love story captivated viewers in season one.
Despite the second book in the series focusing on Daphne’s bossy big brother Anthony – played by Jonathan Bailey – the author has insisted Daphne and the Duke must return for more sexy time.
When asked if the couple would come back in season two, she said: “I hope so. They do show up in the book.
“The series doesn't follow the book word for word - and I don't think [it] should. The story of each book plays out in a season, but it's not the only story.
“So I hope so, for no other reason than Daphne has the right to interfere with Anthony's life. To deny her that chance would be criminal. I think it would be lovely to see.”
Julia, 51, hasn’t read the proposed scripts for season two yet, but she is confident fans will get to see Anthony put in his place.
She added: “I haven't seen the scripts yet so I don't necessarily know what they're going to do, but I did write the story so I know a little bit about it.
"Anthony is going to get it bad. Jonathan Bailey played him so well; you still love him, but he needs to be taken down a peg, and he is going to be taken down so many pegs. It's awesome."
Bridgerton is currently Netflix’s most-watched series after 82 million households tuned in following its release in December.