When Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason was published back in 1999 we got to the end and sighed a HUGE sigh of relief. Bridget Jones, the slightly hopeless but always endearing singleton, was going to live happily ever after. And that meant there was hope for everyone. Or so we thought...
An extract from the next Bridget Jones book was published in today's Sunday Times and it reveals that a major character has been killed off. We wish we didn't have to be the bearers of bad news and pass on this information, but Mark Darcy (get a tissue ready) dies. GASP.
We hope this is just Daniel Cleaver playing a malicious joke, because Bridget Jones without Mark Darcy would be like Cara Delevingne without eyebrows. It just wouldn't work.
The book, Mad About The Boy, picks up five years after the demise of her husband, when poor Bridge is left to cope with their two children. Before you imagine her singing 'All By Myself', she does meet a new guy via Twitter. But can he live up to MISTER DARCY? It's unlikely.
So to help Bridget (and the entire global female population) get over the Mark Darcy shaped hole in our hearts we've compiled his greatest most brilliant moments. To misquote the man himself: Mr Darcy, we love you. Just the way you are.