The ITV period drama has been a phenomenal success and watched in over 250 territories around the world.
It regularly gets record audience figures both here in the UK and the USA, where the Americans just can’t get enough of it.
So much so, that George Clooney is lined up for the Christmas special! Unbelievable.
The chat was fun and I had so much to squeeze in – there’s never enough time. Enjoy the new series, it’s packed with intrigue and some steamy scenes this series plus the usual waspish humour from the great Dame Maggie Smith.