Fire Alarm Drama For Downton Abbey Cast

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February 19, 2012 | 9:31am EST

The stars of hit TV show Downton Abbey were turfed out of bed in the middle of the night on Wednesday after a fire alarm went off at their hotel.
The castmembers, including actor Hugh Bonneville, have been staying at The Carnarvon Arms hotel in Berkshire, England while filming scenes at the nearby Highclere Castle, where much of the show is set.

However, their sleep was disturbed in the early hours of Wednesday when a guest smoking a cigarette triggered a fire alarm.

A source tells Britain’s Mail on Sunday, “It was about 4.30am and everyone filed out of their rooms and into the car park looking very sleepy-eyed and rather annoyed. It seems someone was having a cheeky cigarette in their room, which set off the alarm.”