DOWNTON ABBEY SEASON 4 SPOILER ALERT:
A major star is exciting this British smash, and we know who... and we know HOW. Consider yourself spoiler warned, THGers...
Dan Stevens will leave the award-winning drama following the upcoming third season, which kicks off on January 6 in the U.S.
The actor has confirmed this departure in an interview with London's The Telegraph, which ran the day after a Downton Abbey Christmas special aired in Great Britain - during which his character of Matthew Crawley is killed in a car accident.