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Sneak peek of George Clooney's Downton Abbey slot

A sneak preview of Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney's special guest appearance in Downton Abbey for ITV's Text Santa appeal has been released.

George Clooney has made a special guest appearance in Downton Abbey Credit: Text Santa

The short clip has been released as a teaser as part of ITV's annual Text Santa charity event, which this year also features Philip Schofield broadcasting live on the channel for 24 hours.

Clooney's full sketch on the show for Text Santa will be aired on December 19.

Read: Schofield reveals secret challenge for Text Santa 24

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ITV thanks viewers for Text Santa donations

ITV thanks millionsof viewers who watched last night’s three-hour Text Santa live show andtook proceeds for this year's fundraiser to £4.2m.

A big thank you to everyone who took part and donated in this year's Text Santa.

Their money will make a big difference to this year's nominated charities.

– Peter Fincham, ITV Director of Television

There is still time to donate. Call 0300 200 8000 or click here.

Text Santa raises more than £4.1 million

ITV's annual charity Text Santa has raised £4,187,686 in an evening of fundraising for Age UK, Barnardo's, BeatBullying, British Heart Foundation, CLIC Sargent and Help the Hospices.

There is still time to donate. Call 0300 200 8000 or click here.

Cheryl stars in Coronation Street Text Santa special

Cheryl Cole has starred in a special edition of Coronation Street as part of ITV's annual Text Santa appeal.

The annual charity campaign aims to raise funds for Age UK, Barnardo's, BeatBullying, British Heart Foundation, CLIC Sargent and Help the Hospices.

To donate, call 0300 200 8000 or click here.

Read: Text Santa takes over ITV to raise money for charities

What does David Cameron want for Christmas?

David Cameron has revealed what he wants for Christmas in an interview with Little Ant and Dec on ITV's fundraiser Text Santa.

The annual charity campaign aims to raise funds for Age UK, Barnardo's, BeatBullying, British Heart Foundation, CLIC Sargent and Help the Hospices.

To donate, call 0300 200 8000 or click here.

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