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Spoon licked by ‘Bridgerton’s Duke gets Instagram account

Lusty lovers of “Bridgerton” are catapulting the Duke of Hastings’ spoon into lickety-split social media superstardom. 

Critically acclaimed as the hottest working inanimate object in show business, the tea-stirrer’s sultry rendezvous with the Duke has set digital tongues wagging. 

“I fantasize about being the Duke’s spoon,” a not-so-tongue tied Twitter user said. “Normal People gave us Connell’s chain necklace, then @bridgerton said hold my beer, and gave us the Duke and that silver spoon,” another online spoon-swooner said.

Now, the lucky utensil — hailed as the breakout star of the hit Netflix period drama — has its own Instagram account. 

Parroting the cyber craze sparked last year by Connell Waldron’s chain in the BBC adaptation of “Normal People,” the “Bridgerton” spoon stole the show when the Duke, actor Regé-Jean Page, 31, seductively licked it clean during tea with his soon-to-be sweetheart Daphne Bridgerton, played by actress Phoebe Dynevor, 25.  

With fans of the sexy scene foaming at the mouth, journalist Billie Bhatia launched @TheDukesSpoon Instagram profile in risqué reverence to the tantalizing totem. 

Bhatia, the master-curator behind the @ConnellsChain account which boasts a staggering 178,000 followers, describes @TheDukesSpoon page as: “A space dedicated not only to tempting cutlery, but charming cravats (preferably loosened), sculpted abdomens and the raised eyebrow to end all raised eyebrows.”

Regé-Jean Page is causing quite the stir in “Bridgerton.”LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX

Amassing nearly 4,000 followers in less than four days, @TheDukesSpoon’s studly snaps are prompting wannabe objects of the Duke’s affection leaving comments such as: “[This is the] first time I’ve ever been jealous of a spoon,” and “I hope I come back as a spoon in my second life.”

A word of caution my tongue-thirsty friends: Before you go sneak-sliding in @TheDukesSpoon’s DMs just remember, Lady Whistledown is always watching.

Dear author, I fantasize about being the Duke’s spoon. Don’t tell Daphne. 🥄— Lily Bella (@Bella1788Lily) December 31, 2020

I’m not saying I’m addicted to #Bridgerton but I do think it’s a fairly well-done, well-acted—oh sh*t it’s back on and the Duke has a spoon in his mouth byyyyyyeeee.— Tory Shulman (@toryshulman) January 1, 2021