Stephen Fry slams Downton Abbey for 'ghastly snobbery'

Stephen Fry has confessed he thinks 'Downton Abbey' is a horrible series because of its "ghastly snobbery" but admitted he is friends with some of the stars of the show

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Stephen Fry has slammed 'Downton Abbey' for it's "ghastly snobbery".

The 'QI' host has spoken out about the much-loved ITV period drama in his new autobiography 'More Fool Me', insisting the series created by Julian Fellowes is "horrible" compared to the channel's previous drama 'Upstairs Downstairs'.

According to Radio Times magazine, he wrote: "The excellent balance of 'Upstairs Downstairs' stands up very well against the ghastly snobbery and tacked-on noblesse oblige of that horrible Abbey programme."

The 57-year-old star - who has also opened up about his previous drug dependency in the book - went on to apologise to a number of his friends who actually star in the show.

He added: "I say this guilty, having actor friends I like very much who play in it, and play excellently, but the truth must come out."

Stephen's book is not the first time he's commented on the Emmy award-winning series, however, as he took to his Twitter account in 2012 to discuss his hatred for it.

He wrote: "I do so wish that every 'Downton Abbey' reference didn't make me want to puke. Nice talented people involved but ... is it just me? (sic)"

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