Downton Abbey’s water bottle blooper

A plastic water bottle steals the show.

 

Fan-favorite Downton Abbey was gearing up for its season five premiere with its release of a promotional photo. However, actors Hugh Bonneville and Laura Carmichael found themselves upstaged when a sharp-eyed fan spotted a plastic water bottle on the mantlepiece behind them.

 

The show is often credited for its accurate historical depiction of life in the ’20s, but its authenticity cred will probably sink after this gaffe.

 

One fan, Diana Pearl, offered a possible reason for the bottle, tweeting: "Obviously the Crawley family invented the water bottle, and that’s how they were able to support the estate." Sounds legit.

 

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