Controversy over Downton Abbey‘s latest storyline has sparked rumours that the show may be axed after this series. 

Complaints came pouring in after Sunday night’s episode, where Anna the maid was raped and battered by newcomer Mr Green.

Downton abbey rape

Downton abbey rape

This backlash against the show has seen Coral bookmakers slash the odds on the ITV drama being ditched after this series from 7-1 to 3-1.

Downton Abbey has come under a lot of criticism since the start of the new series and punters are now betting on producers bringing down the curtain on the 1920s period drama,’ said Coral’s Nicola McGeady.

Has the controversial storyline put you off tuning in this Sunday night?

By Jessica Beech


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