One of the stars of Downton Abbey is set for a role on the hit US series Once Upon a Time.

Lesley Nicol who stars in the ITV series as the cook Mrs Patmore is set for a role on the show with Josh Dallas who plays Prince Charming on the series tweeting "As a Huge #DowntonAbbey Fan I’m very excited @lesley_nicol is coming to #OnceUponATime!"

Digitalspy reports that few details of her character have been released but that she will have a "special connection" to the Snow White family.

It has been confirmed that Nicol will be appearing in the fourth season of Downton.