Shock sex party se­cret of hit ITV1 show’s cas­tle

Midweek Sport - - FRONT PAGE - By NEIL GOOD­WIN neil@sun­

TELLY man­sion Down­ton Abbey once hosted an X-rated orgy, we can sen­sa­tion­ally re­veal.

The top ITV1 show, back for a sec­ond se­ries, cleaned-up at the Emmy Awards last week af­ter win­ning a whop­ping FOUR gongs.

But what fans of the pe­riod drama prob­a­bly won’t know is the rooms used to film the show were once crammed with naked PORN an­tics.

And our pho­tos will give you more than just a stiff up­per lip!

Down­ton Abbey — star­ring Dame Mag­gie Smith, 73, and Hugh Bon­neville, 47 — is filmed at High­clere Cas­tle in Hamp­shire.

It’s the same place that Stan­ley Kubrick used to film his 1999 sex-fest Eyes Wide Shut, star­ring Tom Cruise and Ni­cole Kid­man.


And the ex­plo­sive bonk scenes in di­rec­tor Kubrick’s clas­sic were so be­liev­able many film buffs still think some of the cast were shag­ging for REAL!

Our com­par­i­son pho­tos from the sets of Down­ton Abbey and Eyes Wide Shut clearly show the same an­cient paint­ings, clocks, book­cases and light fix­tures in the back­ground.

One ITV1 source said: “With Down­ton the fo­cus is on the re­la­tion­ships be­tween the ser­vants who l i ve down­stairs and the up­per­classes up­stairs.

“ Eyes Wide Shut was all about get­ting a nude lady’s up­stairs and down­stairs bits in the same shot!”

SEE Down­ton Abbey on ITV1, Sun­day at 9pm.

LIGHTS, CAM­ERA, EREC­TIONS! Fur­ni­ture from Eyes Wide Shut also ap­pears in Down­ton ABBEY HABIT: Cast from the new

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