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Downton Abbey fans have been in limbo ever since spring of 2012, when rumors spread that Maggie Smith wanted off the show.

Now, we can all breathe a huge sigh of relief, as the Dowager Countess is indeed sticking around.

The show's executive producer, Gareth Neame, has officially confirmed that Maggie Smith will be returning for the show's soon-to-be-filmed fourth season, according to TVLine. Hooray!

“It’s entirely up to her when she stays and when she goes," Gareth said last year, before it was known whether Maggie would be returning.

Would the show really be the same without her? We think not!

Source: TVLine