We can’t wait for the new series of Downton Abbey to start this Sunday.

And while the house gets ready for Lady Mary’s marriage to Cousin Matthew, what we really want to see is the fate of Bates and Anna.

In an interview with the Radio Times, actress Joanne Froggatt says, ‘You see her really struggle with the fact that Mr Bates is not around. And you see her almost lose her positivity a bit, which we’ve never seen before. I think it’s nice to see her really strained, actually – because that’s how you’d be. That kind of positivity is difficult to keep up in the face of everything.’

We hope to see them happy together.

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