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Zara Woodcock

Bridgerton heartthrob Jonathan Bailey channels Mr Darcy in saucy Netflix preview

Jonathan Bailey turned up the heat in the raunchy preview for the second season of Bridgerton.

The upcoming series of the Netflix show focuses on his playboy character, Anthony Bridgerton, and his journey to find a wife.

In a new preview image released on Tuesday, Jonathan can be seen dripping wet as he emerged from a lake.

His white shirt was completely see-through and was reminiscent of Colin Firth's character Mr Darcy in 1995's Pride and Prejudice.

The second series of Bridgerton is set to hit screens on March 25.

Anthony will finally be front-and-centre in the new season after the last series focused on Regé-Jean Page 's Duke and Phoebe Dynevor 's Duchess of Hastings.

A new picture was released of Anthony Bridgerton (

He previously admitted that he channelled his anxiety about taking the lead into his performance.

"I felt super kooky and I don't know if that's necessarily unhelpful when it came to Anthony," he told Entertainment Weekly.

"The one thing I've always remembered reading the script was like, 'Well, this is someone who's incredibly anxious, who can't sleep at night and is struggling to even get through a meal.' That felt quite right that I was feeling similar."

Viscount Bridgerton taking notes from Colin Firth (BBC)

He also explained how becoming the lead had 'taught him a lot'.

"Stepping into the shoes Phoebe and Regé-Jean wore, and led with so gracefully last season, has taught me a lot," the actor said to The Sun.

"This season has kept me on my toes. I got really fit, I made sure to eat well and get loads of sleep, and everything else just seemed to fall into place."

On Valentine's Day, Netflix released a trailer for the season where Lady Whistledown is ready cause more mayhem.

The new season follows Anthony's journey to finding a wife (LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX)

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The last series had Anthony being in an on-off situationship with opera singer Siena Rosso.

However Anthony is expected to marry someone among his social class, and Siena sadly didn't make the cut and the couple went separate ways.

But Anthony, who often rebelled against his high society lifestyle, also decided that a dutiful wife wasn't for him either and resigned himself to staying single.

The trailer showed a newsletter from Lady Whistledown (voiced by Julie Andrews) being read.

"Dearest gentle reader, do you miss me? As the members of our ton questioned my identity and means this author has been doing but one thing," she says sweetly.

"Honing my skills. No, even better, I've been sharpening my knives - for all of you."

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