Downton Abbey’s Siobhan Finneran has joined the cast of ITV’s Cold Feet.

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She will appear in the new series of the Manchester-based drama, when it airs next month.

Finneran, who’s most recently been in Happy Valley and The Loch will play a Cheshire housewife, who develops a close bond with David (Robert Bathurst).

“I’m incredibly happy to be involved in Cold Feet as I’ve always been a fan. It’s an absolute joy to be part of such a iconic series. Working with Robert and the rest of the cast has been a great pleasure,” she said.

Also cast in the new series are Robert Glenister (Hustle), Paul Ritter (Friday Night Dinner) and Jacey Sallés, who plays Karen’s PA Ramona Ramirez.