Text Santa: Downton Abbey - George Clooney and Hugh Bonneville
Text Santa: Downton Abbey - George Clooney and Hugh Bonneville ©2014 ITV

On Friday December 19th 2014 as part of UK’s ITV channels charity night the cast of Downton Abbey Series 5 are joined by George Clooney for a mini episode!

This George Clooney appearance is part of a special mini episode of Downton Abbey shot exclusively for ITV’s charity night event called Text Santa. Also joining the aristocratic Crawley family will be Mr Selfridge star, Jeremy Piven, and Joanna Lumley who is perhaps best known internationally for The New Avengers but in the UK is also know for the comedy Absolutely Fabulous and is almost regarded as unofficial royalty!

Check out George Clooney and co in the image gallery (below) and our video (above) which has even more photos taken during the recording of this special mini episode. Looks like fun!

This year’s chosen charities are Teenage Cancer Trust, Guide Dogs, WellChild, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Alzheimer’s Society and Together for Short Lives.

The appeal has raised £15 million for charities since it started in 2011.

For anyone that would like to donate to this year event, this can be done online with the service powered by Just Giving, at itv.com/textsanta/donate

Last date for donations is 5pm on the 9th January 2015.

Downton Abbey Text Santa – Image Gallery

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Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online