Celebrity Big Brother winner Charlotte Crosby wants to swap the nightlife of her resident Newcastle for the refined dinner parties of Downton Abbey.
The Geordie Shore star, who wet the bed on live TV whilst in the Big Brother house, has confessed that she'd like to give up reality TV, in exchange for a role in ITV's hit period drama Downton Abbey. The 23-year-old might be known for her un-ladylike behaviour - and as far as we know she has no acting experience - but she reckons she'd fit right in, telling Now magazine: "I could be a lady on Downton Abbey... I could turn up as the crazy one – the long-lost cousin."
Imagine the havoc she could wreak on the country pile. There would be soggy bed sheets, pre-marital sex, horrendous hangovers and fake tan all over the place before you could say "pie off".
Charlotte's not the only star who wants to don a period dress and join the cast of Julian Fellowes' hit drama though. Oh, no. There are a whole host of stars eager to take tea with the Dowager Countess or slum it in the kitchens with Carson.
Here are just a few of them...
It seems X Factor host Dermot O'Leary is tiring of his high octane, Saturday night singing competition and fancies a slower pace of life on the Downton estate. Naming the period drama as one of his favourite shows of 2012, O'Leary went on to say: "I’d want a full part in Downton."
A full part, eh? None of this cameo malarkey. We suppose he is used to lots of screen time on the X Factor. We know he looks pretty good in a suit, so perhaps he'd make a good footman. A footman with a penchant for jazzy dance moves and the odd back flip...
It's easy to forget that, before all those revealing model shots and tantrums in the jungle, tabloid and reality TV darling Helen Flanagan first found fame as an actress on the cobbled streets of Corrie. Now though, she's ready to put on some clothes and go all refined as a character in Downton Abbey. As always she uses slightly strange logic to come to that decision... "I am naturally very pale, I think I could do Downton Abbey," she said.
"I have been acting for, like, 12 years and have got a lot of experience," she added, while talking to the Metro earlier this year.
When it comes to life at the Abbey, we can't imagine Helen lasting very long. Our guess? She'd play a scandalous scullery maid who very quickly gets bored of being seen and not heard, and tries, unsuccessfully, to seduce Lord Grantham...
Apparently Dynasty star Joan Collins was green-eyed when fellow American Shirley MacLaine was cast as Martha Levinson in Downton Abbey, saying: "Lucky Shirley – I wanted that part!"
As Alexis Colby in the long-running TV series, Joan certainly excelled at being controlling, manipulative and acid-tongued. In fact, she'd make a perfect sparring partner for the Dowager Countess. So long as she shed the shoulder pads and big backcombed hair... That look would never go down well at Downton.
Lindsay Armaou from B*witched
She's recently risen from musical obscurity to the dizzying heights of ITV2's The Big Reunion... but Lindsay from perky Irish girl band B*witched is eager to go one step further and bag herself a role in Downton Abbey.
She's got a lot of ideas about what her character would be, too, telling Bang Showbiz: "I would love to do more films but actually what I would really love to do is get a part in Downton Abbey. I think they should have an Irish maid or an Irish cousin to shake things up. My character would add a bit of spice, a bit of controversy."
Forget playing a maid, though. Her Irish accent would be perfect for a role as one of Branson's lot. Perhaps his poor, denim-clad sister who, after her band fails to make on the stage of the music hall, arrives at the Abbey in search of a better life, much to the annoyance of the Crawley clan...
Another Corrie lass desperate to move into TV's upper classes, Michelle Keegan told Now magazine: "I really want to do a period drama one day, I'd love that. Something like... Downton Abbey."
She's been voted soap's sexiest female countless times, so perhaps she'd be a rival of Mary's, now that the eldest Crawley sister is back on the marriage market and all.
If you're worried that Michelle's Manchester accent just won't cut it in the country, never fear. "I'm working on the accent at the moment actually!" she said.
Downton Abbey is back on ITV on Sunday at 9:00pm.