'Downton Abbey's' Lesley Nicol Reveals Real Life Mrs. Patmore-Style Kitchen Gaffe

One of the biggest troubles for downstairs help Mrs. Patmore on “Downton Abbey’s” Season 4 has been the introduction of electric-powered kitchen items.

In the season premiere earlier this month, the character, played by actress Lesley Nicol, wasn’t happy with the electric mixer that had been introduced to the kitchen. She found herself struggling with it and nearly busting it as it sprayed ingredients across the kitchen.

And, it appears real life isn’t that different for the actress.

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When Access Hollywood asked Lesley on the red carpet last week about how she was with another electric-powered item — toasters (introduced on the show by Mrs. Hughes) — she admitted she’s had a little bit of trouble.

“I broke one the other day,” she told Access, with a laugh. “I’m not great.”

Go here to watch the full video of our interview with Lesley, where she talks about her pre-award’s show spa adventure with Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush and “Downton’s” big Season 4 shocker.

-- Jolie Lash

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