First look at George Clooney in Downton Abbey for Text Santa

ITV has unveiled a sneak preview of George Clooney in Downton Abbey for a comedy sketch he filmed in aid of ITV’s annual charity appeal Text Santa, which airs in full on ITV at 8pm on 19th December.

It’s Christmas at Downton and Lord Robert Crawley (Hugh Bonneville) seems to be facing financial ruin once again. He’s beginning to wonder if his family may be better off without him but divine intervention in the form of a very special heavenly body gives him a view of what life would really be like without his guiding spirit.

Watch the preview below…