Downton Abbey fans can now win a chance to chat with show icon Joanne Froggatt

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Downton Abbey fans can now win a chance to chat with star of the iconic series Joanne Froggatt.

The star, who played Anna Smith and Anna Bates in the popular period drama, has volunteered her time for an incredible raffle being held by award-winning magazine The Big Issue.

By entering the raffle, fans will have the opportunity to win a wide selection of amazing prizes including a personal video chat with the Downton Abbey (opens in new tab) star.

Make Lady Mary jealous by hanging out with Joanne Froggatt,’ wrote the publication.

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An incredible prize for Downton Abbey fans – and really, who isn’t – you can quiz the Golden Globe-winning actress on her incredible career in a one-to-one video chat.

‘BUT THAT’S NOT ALL. She will also sign a script from the show especially for you. AND THAT’S NOT ALL. You can experience the high life yourself with afternoon tea for two at London’s swanky Dorchester Hotel when lockdown is over.’

The magazine is holding The Big Raffle in order to support their vendors who have been taken off the streets and are unable to work during the coronavirus lockdown.

The raffle is also offering the opportunity for breakfast show fans to win a morning with ITV presenter Lorraine Kelly (opens in new tab).

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Go backstage and breakfast with Lorraine Kelly, for real, not virtual!’ they wrote.

Lorraine Kelly is a national treasure. She has spent some 30 years beaming into our homes and helping us start the day.

‘Now she’s removing the TV and inviting a winner to come backstage on her ITV show Lorraine (opens in new tab) then head out for breakfast with her. Now THIS is living.’

ENTER HERE: The Big Issue's Big Raffle (opens in new tab)

And if you or your kids are Harry Potter (opens in new tab) fans, you’re not going to want to miss one of the other prizes they have on offer.

Muggles rejoice!’ they wrote. ‘Jason Isaacs, who played Lucius Malfoy in the film adaptations of JK Rowling (opens in new tab)’s books, will host a half-hour Harry Potter-themed quiz for you and a group of friends.

‘Organise yourself into different house teams, brush up on your spells and defence against the dark arts. Will Isaacs be biased towards Slytherin? Who knows! But there will be a Harry Potter goody bag for the winner.’

Aleesha Badkar

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