Television Showbusiness By Joe Crilly

What’s Next For Downton Abbey?

With the final series of Downton Abbey set to kick off later in the year, William Hill are speculating what could happen to the residents of the country’s most famous stately home.


It is Even money that Gregson returns and marries Lady Edith, while Lady Mary is 3/1 to smash her suitors dreams and marry a character that we have not even been introduced to.


“There could well be wedding bells at Downton this year,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “The odds suggest it is highly likely that Gregson will return to Edith, but we think Mary will blank all those who have previously tipped their cap to her and perhaps plump for someone new.”


With the aristocratic lifestyle becoming harder to maintain as it appears likely that cuts will be imperative at Downton. It is Even money that Jimmy Kent is given the heave-ho, with Hughes (5/1) and Carson (10/1) to be given the axe.


It is 5/1 that the house is sold at any point during the series.


“We think there will be a few characters given the boot this series with Jimmy the favourite,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “The good news is that the main star of the show, the Abbey itself, looks likely to remain in the hands of Lord Grantham.”


William Hill Downton odds:


1/1         Lady Edith to marry Gregson

1/1         Jimmy Kent to be let go

3/1         Lady Mary to marry a new character

5/1         Mrs Hughes to be let go

5/1         Lord Grantham to sell Downton and a new resident to move in

10/1       Mr Carson to be let go