Downton Abbey and P Diddy fans were left astounded after the US rapper claimed he was joining the cast of the period drama.
It was business as usual for the Downton Abbey cast as they filmed sombre scenes in a graveyard yesterday for the upcoming fourth series, following P Diddy's spoof video claiming that he had joined the period drama.
Sean 'Diddy' Combs told fans he had been cast as a recurring character on the upcoming season, tweeting: 'MY BIG NEWS: So happy to announce that Im (sic) a series regular on DOWNTON ABBEY-my favorite show+i’ll be debuting a sneak peek.'
As much as wished with all our hearts this was true, sadly the shock revelation turned out to be a Downton-themed Cîroc ad.
In the rapper's Downton campaign, which also included him changing his Twitter wallpaper to the shows logo, Diddy is the star of a spoof version of the show made for US website, Funny Or Die, where he claims he has been cast as the period dramas first black character.
In the hilarious video Diddy, recently revealed by Forbes to be worth around £382m, plays Lord Wolcott who announces himself as the new owner of Downton Abbey, causing confusion among its residents.