Amanda Holden to appear in Downton Abbey

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 September 2012
Amanda Holden

Amanda Holden

Amanda Holden has been offered a part in ITV's 'Downton Abbey' after being invited on set to watch filming

Amanda Holden is going to appear in 'Downton Abbey'.

The 'Britain's Got Talent' judge, who is a huge fan of the show, was invited on set to watch filming during the summer and producers even invited her to be in one of the scenes.

Although the trip was kept quiet and Amanda being requested not talk about it, it has been revealed that she stood in the crowds to watch a cricket match in one episode.

A friend told The Daily Star newspaper: "She couldn't believe it. This was like Christmas had come early for her but she's been sworn to secrecy."

The actress/presenter mingled with cast members, such as Hugh Bonneville, 48, who plays Lord Grantham, and Dan Stevens, 29, who plays Matthew Crawley, at Highclere Castle in Berkshire.

Amanda shares her love for the ITV drama on her Twitter, saying that she wasn't sure how she could "cope without 'Downton'" after the last series finished.

Other celebrities are also keen to join the show, such as Davina McCall, 44, Carol Voderman, 51, Will Carling, 46, and Brian Ferry, 66, all hoping to make an appearance.

The show returned to screens yesterday (16.09.12) and saw the Grantham household prepare for the wedding of Mary and Matthew and suffer the loss of a massive fortune in their railway shares.

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