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Phillip & Holly Present This Morning From Downton Abbey's Highclere Castle

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

02:20 12 Sep 2019

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This Morning from Downton Abbey

Phillip and Holly presented their show on This Morning from Highclere Castle today.

It comes ahead of the release of the new Downton Abbey movie which drops tomorrow.

Our very own Maura Higgins also makes an appearance on the show in a black and lace maid's outfit.


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Alison Hammond wears a beaded lace dress with a white shawl as she joins Maura in the episode.

Maura wasn't impressed that she was given the role of the maid.

"I should be upstairs because I am a lady you know."

"I shouldn’t be downstairs dusting. I’m going to work my way up."

"Some massive movies have been filmed here."

"Eyes Wide Shut. Also the Four Feathers with Heath Ledger."

"Also out in the garden, The Secret Garden was filmed here which stars Maggie Smith."

"I know my stuff, that’s why I should be upstairs."

"In September 2005, Katie Price got married here to Peter Andre."

The presenters interview the cast

Phillip and Holly sit down for a chat with Downton Abbey stars Michael Fox and Tuppence Middleton.

Michael plays Andrew Parker, otherwise known as Andy and Tuppence plays Lucy Smith.


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Michael talks about his character, "Andy is normally quite fresh faced and respectful..."

"And when he sees that maybe Daisy is not on the same page as him, he has to show there’s something about him."

"They are [in trouble as a couple]. Andy has a bit of competition!"

Tuppence talks about her character Lucy in the new movie.

"Lucy comes in as part of the royal party. She’s the maid to Imelda's [Lady Maud Bagshaw] character."

"Lucy’s at a point in her life where she’s not sure who she is and where she fits in."

The actress explains, "She can drift between Upstairs and Downstairs and doesn’t belong in either."

"Then she meets someone at Downton Abbey who helps her find her way."


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"The nice thing about coming in at this stage is that you know the show has a great reputation and has a global fanbase."

"You know everyone’s going to be on your side hopefully."

"But it’s always nerve-wracking being the new characters."

"Will the fans like us? Will they respond to us?"

Watch the full interview below:

The movie's out in cinemas tomorrow.

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