Downton Abbey star Rob James Collier has signed up for a lead role in ITV's new romantic drama Love Life.

Earlier today, it was revealed that Collier will star opposite DCI Banks actress Andrea Lowe in the upcoming TV show.

The new drama is said to focus on the relationship between Collier's character Joe and Lowe's character Lucy.

After Lucy pressures him to settle down, Joe goes travelling for a year - but when he returns, he discovers that Lucy is now pregnant after an affair with her married boss.

Gregor Fisher has joined the cast as Lucy's father Will, while Alexander Armstrong will play her boss Dominic and Sophie Thompson will star as Dominic's wife Penny.

Kieran O'Brien, Lisa Millett, Sorcha Cusack and Naomi Bentley have also landed roles in the three-part series.