Bridgerton fans convinced iconic book character has been cast ahead of season 3 release

Sophie eventually goes on to court Benedict Bridgerton (Luke Thompson), so will undoubtedly play a key role as the series goes on.

It has now been revealed Banita Sandhu has been cast in a recurring role for Bridgerton’s third season, via her agency’s website Startefacts.

The agency claims Sandhu will be portraying a character named Sita Malhotra, though there is no character with this name throughout Quinn’s novels.

Viewers and readers have speculated this could be a code name, and Sandhu will most likely be portraying Benedict’s future wife Sophie.