ITV are reportedly planning to turn their ratings winner drama Downton Abbey into a new celebrity reality television show! According to the Daily Star, show bosses are hoping to capitalise on the success of the period drama, which pulled in regular audiences of over 8 million viewers last autumn.
The format of the reality show will see the usually pampered celebrities having to become servants, dressed in full period costume and forced to carry out gruelling tasks for the 'Downtown family'. Celebrities will take on roles in the house including cooking, cleaning and gardening while members of the public enjoy being waited on by famous faces.
A telly insider revealed to the paper: "No one could have predicted the success of the show.
“It was an overnight success. This new reality show will capitalise on that brand. If we can secure top showbiz names, we could be looking at another hit.”