New series of Downton Abbey

Our tears are still drying following the death of Matthew Crawley, but it seems that there may be some things to take our mind off of the loss in the new series of Downton Abbey.

As fans of the ITV show will know, Matthew died during the Downton Abbey Christmas special leaving behind Lady Mary. But rather than spending the whole next series mourning her loss, it seems that Lady Mary is set to have a difficult choice to make – between two different love interests!

And although they’re giving no details away about who will be pursuing her, Michelle Dockery, who plays Lady M, said: ‘My first reaction was ‘Where can the story go now?’ But it opens up a new chapter. Initially I was concerned, but now I’m not.’

And we’ve also discovered that Lady Edith, played by Laura Carmichael, will go another step further in fulfilling her dream of becoming a respected journalist and will spend a lot of the next series in London working on her career.

Downton returns to our screens later this summer.

Tom Chambers

Click here to find out why Tom Chambers was turned down to be Mary’s love interest!