So a couple of days ago, I was on my Facebook page when one of the Downton Abbey pages I follow put up this article:
Simon Cowell to have cameo role in new series of Downton Abbey
For his first acting role, the X Factor creator and music producer will appear as Baron de Wharffe, an industrialist and old schoolfriend of the Earl of Grantham (Hugh Bonneville). The Baron seeks refuge at Downton after falling on hard times when new laws force him to close down a number of
profitable meat factories. He puts his host in a difficult position, however, when he starts encouraging the servants to leave Downton and fulfil their childhood fantasies.“
Not really sure how to feel about this. On the one hand, Julian Fellowes (hopefully) knows what he's doing, but on the other hand Simon Cowell? Really? And it's his first acting job? I hoping that this isn't the point where Downton "jumps the shark".
What do you think? How would you feel about Simon Cowell on Downton Abbey? Does he have a chance? Or do you think it's a disaster waiting to happen? Leave a comment!
Edit: As it turns out, this article was an April Fools joke.