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DOWNTON ABBEY Cast Turns Water Bottle Blooper Into Chance for Charity

Although ITV's historical drama Downton Abbey is set in 1920s Great Britain, a recent promotional photo erroneously featuring a modern-day plastic water bottle caused quite a stir among fans. The shot featured stars Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael and a 21st-century water bottle! Now, the cast of Downton Abbey has responded to the now-viral whoops by taking a new photo, posing to promote the charity Wateraid. Scroll down for both pictures!

According to Wateraid's website, an ITV spokesperson said: "After seeing the reaction the picture caused earlier this week, the cast and crew came up with the idea of turning some of this attention towards an issue around water that really matters. They hope that by posing for this picture they will be able to raise awareness and amplify the work of international charity -- WaterAid."

Season 5 of "Downton Abbey" will premiere in the U.S. on Jan. 4 on PBS.

About DOWNTON ABBEY: A pre-World War I British period drama, Downton Abbey is one of the most widely watched and critically acclaimed television dramas in the world. The international series has won multiple Golden Globe, PrimetimeEmmy and Screen Actors Guild Awards. "Downton Abbey," is the recipient of multiple Golden Globe, PrimetimeEmmy and Screen Actors Guild awards. The international hit series is from writer and creator Julian Fellowes.

Photo: Twitter/Downton Abbey

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