Downton Abbey's perfect response to 'water bottle-gate'
As the old Sesame Street song goes, one of these things just doesn't belong.
When ITV released publicity stills for the fifth series of period drama Downton Abbey, the broadcaster was left red-faced when eagle-eyed fans spotted a distinctly un-periodic plastic water bottle sitting on a mantelpiece alongside Lord Grantham and Lady Edith, played by Hugh Bonneville and Laura Carmichael.
In case you can't spot the out-of-place item in the main photo, here it is:
While ITV tried to remove the problematic photo from their social media feeds, it was too late to stop it from spreading.
It's not the first time that something like this has happened. According to the Daily Telegraph, a TV aerial, a modern conservatory and even painted yellow lines on roads have crept into scenes in earlier series of the show.
Despite the embarrassing gaffe, the cast of Downton Abbey - presumably after having a chuckle at themselves - decided to make the best of the situation with a photo which they posted on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, promoting an NGO.
If you follow the little Bitly link that was slipped into the caption, it'll lead you to a page on WaterAid UK, who work to bring safe water and sanitation to the world.
Sources: Twitter, The Daily Telegraph, Radio Times, Instagram