Michelle keen to watch Downton Abbey ahead of US launch?

Last Updated: Wed, Nov 14, 2012 04:22 hrs

US First Lady Michelle Obama loves watching period drama Downton Abbey so much that she has reportedly requested ITV chiefs to send over the third series to her ahead of its official US launch date.

The new series of the popular show will be launched January 6, but President Barack Obama, who is also a fan of the show, and his wife, can't wait until then, reports thesun.co.uk.

The series was recently voted the best new TV show of the last 10 years in a poll.

A source on the hit ITV show said: "We know it's very popular in America as it's so quintessentially British. We'd heard the Obamas liked to watch it but we were very surprised when someone from the First Lady's office got in touch asking for the series.

"They were very polite and we were more than happy to sort out some DVDs for them to send over. Obviously we hope they keep the spoilers to themselves as our US fans may not know about...well, you know what!"

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