Who narrates Bridgerton? Fans are in shock after finding out who the narrator of the new Netflix show is

Wondering who narrates Bridgerton after watching the Netflix show? You might be surprised...

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You might be wondering who narrates Bridgerton, if you've watched the new Netflix show. While it only dropped on Christmas Day, the new show has been the talk of the town (much like Daphne's empty living room after the ball - ouch) - from the brilliant Bridgerton cast, to the personal lives of the protagonists Regé-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor

But fans have also been left wondering who narrates this scandalous new period drama à la Dan from Gossip Girl.

So... who narrates Bridgerton as Lady Whistledown?

If you have not recognised the voice that gives life to Lady Whistledown, then maybe you need to spend some time during this festive break watching classics like the Princess Diaries, The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins. 

Yes - the narrator of Bridgerton is indeed Julie Andrews! Speaking to Parade, Dame Julie described her role as “a tartar, and a bit of a naughty woman". Jaw on the floor? Us too.

She added: “I occasionally guide it, twist it, point it in some direction or another. I can make or break anybody, it seems, if I wish.”

Julie Andrews visits 92nd Street Y to discuss "Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years" on October 19, 2019 in New York City.

(Image credit: Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for 92Y)

Speaking to OprahMag.com, showrunner Chris Van Dusen spilled the beans on how they secured Queen Clarisse Renaldi herself for the role.

"She was at the top of our list for Lady Whistledown", he said. "We offered her the part, sent her the scripts, not thinking anything would really come of it. But surprisingly she read the scripts and fell in love with them."

And while the show was mostly filmed in the UK, Dame Julie Andrews recorded the voiceovers from her home in the Hamptons.

"We did all of our sessions virtually with her," Van Dusen said. "I was in Los Angeles, and we were able to do it over Zoom. She was so fun to work with. Everything that you think Julie Andrews is, she is."

"I had such a blast writing the voiceover for Lady Whistledown because she gets to say the most scathing, sometimes insulting things. And they're not typical things that you would think that would be coming out of Julie Andrews's mouth."

The funniest reactions to Julie Andrew's role as Lady Whistledown

After finding out that Dame Julie Andrews is the narrator, fans were quick to react on social media.

One said: "Julie Andrews narrates like gossip girl in bridgerton ? dear God let me go get a Netflix membership." 

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Another wrote: "Julie Andrews voicing Lady Whistledown brings joy #Bridgerton".

A third added: "Julie Andrews is your classier "xoxo Gossip Girl" in #bridgertonnetflix and I love it."

So if you haven't watched it, you now have another reason to!

Mariana Cerqueira
Mariana Cerqueira

Mariana is Editor of My Imperfect Life. She has previously worked for titles including woman&home and Goodto, covering all aspects of women’s lifestyle — from beauty and fashion to wellness and travel. She was nominated for AOP Digital Journalist of the Year in 2020, and for New Digital Talent of the Year at the 2016 PPA Digital Awards. She’s mildly obsessed with reality TV (Love Island memes included) and spends far too much time checking her horoscope and figuring out the perfect curly hair routine.