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Friday 10th July 2020

This Morning to broadcast from Downton Abbey

It's ahead of the film's release

This Morning will broadcast from the home of Downton Abbey next week ahead of its first film release.

Presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield will front a special episode of the daytime show live from Highclere Castle - the location for the period drama - on September 12 in honour of the popular programme's new spin-off movie and the duo couldn't be more excited.

The film is released next Friday in the UK (Credit: Focus Features)

Holly said: "It's no secret that I'm a huge fan girl of Downton Abbey, just like our This Morning viewers.

Holly and Phil will visit Highclere Castle (Credit: Wikipedia)

"So put your feet up, get cosy and join us for High Tea at Highclere."

Phillip added: "Just like Holly, I'm a Downton Abbey superfan so I can't wait to give This Morning viewers a proper nosey around Highclere Castle in all it's stunning glory.

"Surely Carson won't mind!"

The pair will be joined by a number of Downton stars, including series regulars Jim Carter and Michael Fox and new cast member Tuppence Middleton, while the spectacular setting will also play host to a number of special segments, including a gardening slot fronted by Kelly Brook in the grounds of the Hampshire estate.

Join us both upstairs and downstairs for a truly memorable This Morning special.

Kelly will host a special gardening segment (Credit: Splash)

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Show bosses have promised the one-off episode will make for a "truly memorable" show.

This Morning editor Martin Frizell said: "The Downton Abbey film is one of the biggest British cinematic releases of the year.

"It's only fitting that one of Britain's biggest daytime shows is to broadcast live from the set this September.

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"Join us both upstairs and downstairs for a truly memorable This Morning special. We can't wait."

The special episode of This Morning will air one day before the Downton Abbey movie is released in cinemas.

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