So long, Matthew Crawley!!
We hardly knew ye!
A spokesperson for ITV's critically adored ensemble drama Downton Abbey officially confirmed Dan Stevens will NOT reprise his role in season four!
Booooo! Ugh! Noooo!
After months of speculation we still don't know precisely why Dan chose not to return, but the news pierces our hearts like a poop-tipped arrow!
He was one of the show's hunkiest men and we can't fathom how the show will go on without the lovable dude!
UK viewers who watched last night's Downton Abbey Christmas special were given at least given an explanation for the character's departure!
U.S. audiences are a season behind so we won't spoil any of the particulars!
Dan may be done with British TV for the time being, but fans can catch him starring in The Heiress with Jessica Chastain on Broadway!
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