Downton Abbey has a hunky, new footman, played by Ed Speleers, who recently revealed that historical advisor Alastair Bruce worked on his walking style, in order to “knock the waddle” out of him before filming even started.
Ed told The Sun: “Alistair said I had a bit of a waddle and he wanted to knock it right out of me. He got me marching, properly marching, all day.
“He said Jimmy would have seen action in World War One and he would have been trained in how to march.
“So I had to de-modernise myself and go back into the ’20s. It was very important for footmen to be upstanding. The costume helps.
“It may get hot, but every time this suit goes on my back instantly straightens up.”
Mmmmmmm, I imagine the waddle was much nicer than the marching.