Who is Lady Whistledown in Bridgerton and what to expect from her in season 2

The end of Bridgerton season one disclosed the identity of the infamous gossip writer Lady Whistledown. Many were surprised by the revelation because fans expected Lady Whistledown’s identity would have been kept a secret until the very end of the show.

Bridgerton season 2 will focus on the enemies-to-lovers romance of eldest Bridgerton son Anthony (Jonathan Bailey) and newcomer Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley). There will be lots more we’ll be seeing from the character of Lady Whistledown.

The first season indicated that Lady Whistledown needed to have a lot of resources to print her papers, the new season will shed light on how she operates.

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But who is Lady Whistledown in Bridgerton and what can we expect from her in season 2? Here’s everything you need to know about the Netflix show.

Who is Lady Whistledown in Bridgerton?

Lady Whistledown is no other than Penelope Featherington played by Nicola Coughlan, who reported on the scandals and triumphs of the London season. Whistledown’s narration was provided by Julie Andrew in order to maintain the character’s anonymity.


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Penelope is the youngest Featherington daughter and shares a sweet friendship with Eloise Bridgerton. It was Eloise who was trying very hard to discover the true identity of Lady Whistledown. Despite failing, will Eloise eventually discover that Lady Whistledown is in fact her best friend in the new season?

What to expect from her in season 2?

Coughlan has revealed the new season will show the manipulative side to Lady Whistledown as we get behind the scenes on how she operates her gossip newsletter.

The 35-year-old has said her character has experienced unkindness within the upper-class society that Bridgerton explores. The unkindness has fueled her actions into becoming her gossiping alter-ego. Season 2 will see more of Lady Whistledown allowing Penelope to move things around at her will.

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