Michelle Obama ‘Begs’ To Watch Downton Abbey, Asks ITV Bosses For Series Three

She might be busy as the First Lady of America but it appears that Michelle Obama still has time to tune into hit ITV period drama, Downton Abbey.

In fact, Michelle is such a fan of the show that she reportedly begged the bosses of the show to send over the DVDs of series three, which has already aired in the UK but is due to broadcast in the US early next year.

An insider told The Sun: “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!”

The final of Downton Abbey series three saw 10.7 million people tune in as they watched the conclusion of episodes that included scenes of the Hollywood icon Shirley McLaine arriving and the sad death of Lady Sybil during childbirth.

We hope the First Lady enjoys series three as much as we did!