Ripley: I want to star in Downton
Fay Ripley has revealed she would love a role in Downton Abbey - provided she didn't have to play a maid.
The Cold Feet actress is a dab hand in the kitchen and has an award-winning cookery book to her name, but insisted she'd stay well out of the servants' quarters if she landed a part in the hit period drama.
She confessed: "I want to be in Downton Abbey! But I don't want to be a maid. I want to be upstairs doing something lovely and glamorous.
"I think the next series is set in the Twenties and I do not look good in a Flapper dress, so I might have to wait for the series after that."
Fay, who is back with a second series of the cookery show Perfect..., is married to fellow actor Daniel Lapaine - best known for playing the groom in Muriel's Wedding.
"I still love the film; I've always loved it. It's brilliant and it definitely stands the test of time," Fay said.
"(Daniel) looks so different now. When I watch it I just scream with laughter."
:: Fay Ripley narrates Perfect... which is exclusive to Good Food, Monday to Wednesday at 7pm from tonight (January 16).