— Downton Abbey (@DowntonAbbey) August 16, 2014
An ITV spokesperson told WaterAid, “After seeing the reaction the picture caused earlier this week, the cast and crew came up with the idea of turning some of this attention towards an issue around water that really matters. They hope that by posing for this picture they will be able to raise awareness and amplify the work of international charity – WaterAid.” Barbara Frost, Chief Executive of WaterAid added, “Every pound and penny WaterAid receives will be matched by the UK Government, which means we can reach twice as many people with desperately needed clean water and sanitation.”
I still like our idea, but I suppose this is the better outcome.
(via Entertainment Weekly)