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Dan Stevens Reveals Downton Abbey Fate

Truth rating: 10

By Michael Lewittes

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Cousin Matthew is bidding “Downton” adieu.

After months of speculation, Dan Stevens has finally confirmed that he will not return to “Downton Abbey” for season four.

The actor told the Telegraph that leaving the BBC period drama was a “difficult decision,” but that he “wanted a chance to do other things.”

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Stevens added, “It is a very monopolising job. So there is a strange sense of liberation at the same time as great sadness because I am very, very fond of the show and always will be.”

Season three of “Downton Abbey” premieres in the U.S. on January 6.

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