Downton Abbey Series Three Date Revealed!

by Kate Stephens

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Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery on the red carpet

Downton Abbey is returning to TV next Sunday, 16th September. We can hardly contain our excitement…

ITV has confirmed that the third series of the 1920s period drama will air at 9pm, straight after The X Factor.

We've been itching to see the new series ever since Mary (pictured) said yes to Matthew's marriage proposal. We know that there will definitely be a big wedding, since Mary's grandmother and Lady Cora's mother arrives in England for the nuptials. Martha Levinson will be played by Shirley MacLaine. There's also a new footman at the abbey, played by Matt Milne.

Here's hoping they make it up the aisle and there aren't too many dramas - we need to see that dress! RM

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