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Downton star Bond is a Strictly fan

Downton Abbey star Samantha Bond has revealed that even though she is a huge fan of Strictly Come Dancing, she would never compete in it.

Bond said: "I'm a huge fan of Strictly. What they undertake is colossal. But it would not be a good idea. I'm so competitive, it would be hideously unattractive, plus the middle-aged women get bumped off first."

Bond, speaking to the Radio Times, also revealed who made her star-struck.

She said: "Most recently on Downton, when I met Shirley MacLaine. I'd watched her all my life and all of a sudden here she was in my working environment!

"She was funny and warm.

"I met Lauren Bacall when she came to see me with her son Stephen while I was on Broadway.

"I remember thinking 'Gosh, I'm looking at Humphrey Bogart's son...".

Bond starred as Lady Rosamund, Lord Grantham's sister, on Downton Abbey.

She is to star in a new six-part ITV series titled Home Fires, which is set to be broadcast in mid-May.

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