The Crawleys Return
Details are emerging about the much-anticipated Christmas special of Downton Abbey. After last year's shocking spectacle, in which the much-wished-for Crawley heir was born and series favourite Matthew Crawley was unceremoniously killed off in a high speed car crash, Downton fans are forgiven for feeling anxious.
If the latest spoilers are anything to go by, they've good reason to be. All signs point to yet another Crawley scandal, the scale of which threatens to engulf the Royal family! Unsuprisingly, the mischievous Lady Rose MacClare seems to be at the centre of it all.
This year's two-hour long Christmas special will see the family travelling to their London residence at the height of the social season. Lady Rose and Cora take a trip to the palace, so Rose can 'come out' to the King, and the mystery surrounding Bates' potential crime still lurks. Did he push the villainous valet under that tram? (Let's be honest, we can't blame him if he did).
Of course, then there's Lady Edith's moral dilemma - should she keep the baby of a married man? Who knows! We'll just have to wait for Christmas day.
There's one thing we can guarantee - prepare to be surprised.
Downton Abbey returns to ITV 1 AT 8.30pm on 25 December
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