ITV devastate fans with shock Downton Abbey announcement

ITV have ruined all of our days after they announced that the next season of Downton Abbey will officially be the last. 

The news was made via the network’s Twitter page where they wrote: “After an amazing 5 years, the next series of #DowntonAbbey will be the last. We can’t wait to see what happens!”

Though speculation about the future of the popular show had been plunged into the unknown, nothing had been confirmed until today.

Writer and creator of Downton Abbey, Julian Fellowes wrote a statement that appeared on the ITV website reading:

"The Downton journey has been amazing for everyone aboard.  People ask if we knew what was going to happen when we started to make the first series and the answer is that, of course we had no idea.  Exactly why the series had such an impact and reached so many people around the world, all nationalities, all ages, all types, I cannot begin to explain.  But I do know how grateful we are to have been allowed this unique experience. I suspect the show will always be a principal marker in most of our careers as we set out from here, and if so, I consider that a blessing and a compliment."

So, that’s it for some of our favourite characters; especially the Dowager!