Downton Abbey star Allen Leech received marriage proposals on Twitter!

Allen Leech, who stars in Downton Abbey as chauffeur and rebel Branson, has revealed that although he tends not to be recognised in the street, he has a dedicated band of followers on Twitter…

And two of them have asked him to marry them!

Allen – whose character is head over heels in love with Lady Sybil – told The Sun, “I’ve honestly not been recognised once — but it’s a different story on Twitter.

“I’ve had two marriage proposals so far, and I’m still making my mind up.

“I don’t actually know these women, so it might be a bit strange to accept a marriage proposal from someone I haven’t met.

“Can you imagine what it would be like at the register office? ‘Do you, @allenleech, take you, @MrsX…’?”

I imagine if they’d had social networking in the first World War, he may have been far more accommodating if @ladysybil had proposed!

On the subject of Branson and Sybil’s (Jessica Brown Findlay) illicit love for each other, Allen said, “I get all sorts of flak from fans about them not being together.

“He has been hanging around Sybil for a long time, so I’d like it to work out!”

Here’s a clip of the ill fated lovebirds in Downton action…

Downton Abbey continues this Sunday on ITV1 at 9pm, and you can click here to see a preview clip.

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