It seems the end is well and truly nigh for Downton, given that even its most prestigious stars seem to be bowing out. Don't worry though, we will have the Dowager Countess on our screens for one more season after that, but once that it over, Maggie Smith feels like she will likely be done.

The actress told the Times of London; "I mean, [my character] certainly can't keep going. To my knowledge, I must be 110 by now. We're in to the late 1920s."

But... the Countess will live forever... right??

There have been rumours for some time now that the show would finish up after the sixth season, with Smith also saying as much; "They say this is the last one, and I can't see how it could go on."

Fans of the show can take comfort in knowing that its creator Julian Fellowes is working on a new show, a period drama called The Gilded Age for NBC which is about the rise of the USA as a superpower in the 19th century.

We're pretty excited about that one to be honest, and while we'll miss Downton, we kind of agree with Maggie Smith, it's time they called it a day, isn't it?