We hate to remind you that Downton Abbey is coming to an end for good this Christmas, but hopefully we can soften the blow with this Christmas spoiler.
Not that we like handing out spoilers, of course.
Lily James, who plays Lady Rose Aldridge, has confirmed that she’ll be back for this year’s Christmas special, having left the show during last year’s festive special, when she went to New York with new husband Atticus Aldridge.
The 26-year-old told Harper’s Bazaar: “It was amazing going back after a break. You are just totally re-inspired by the wonder of it, that grand house against grey skies and all the friends you haven’t seen in so long.”
She added: “I have such happy, positive memories and a sense of accomplishment about being on the show.
“I don’t know if I’d be sitting here if it weren’t for Downton. It would have all been very different.”
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There are rumours that Lady Rose could be expecting a baby, with Lady Mary reading a letter from her cousin in a previous episode, saying: “I think she could be pregnant.”
However, Lady Mary’s sister Edith dismisses her suggestions.
The final series of Downton Abbey is set in 1925, with the narrative exploring the decline of the Crawley household.
Jim Carter, who plays butler Carson, has spilled some spoilers about what fans can expect from the last scene of the show, so if you don’t want to know we suggest you look away now.
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He explained: “We don’t finish on a climactic note. There are no explosions or charabancs going off cliff edges. All the servants are together in the hall.
“It is New Year’s Eve, it’s candlelit and there are Christmas decorations left over. It is dark and we quietly sing Auld Lang Syne.
“It is a nice, low-key, rather muted end to the thing. They said it was a wrap and we looked at each other and thought, ‘Oh, we’ve finished’.”