It's official: Clooney's coming to Downton!

George Clooney will make a guest appearance with Downton Abbey

Credit: Downton Abbey

Hollywood star George Clooney will make a guest appearance with Downton Abbey for Text Santa. The specially-written sketch has already been filmed and will appear in December along with many other exciting surprises in Text Santa, ITV's annual charity appeal. Stay tuned for more details about the three hour entertainment extravaganza - coming soon!

Keep your eyes peeled for more exciting news here at itv.com/textsanta!

Share a Christmas Story for Text Santa

Text Santa and CITV are launching a brand new competition called Share a Christmas Story!

A festive version of CITV’s original Share a Story competition, youngsters will be asked to write a short story involving Santa and the theme of sharing at Christmas. This is the first of many exciting ways to get involved and show your support for Text Santa this year!

The winning story will be animated and shown on both CITV & online. All stories must be received by 26th September and you need to be 5-12 years old to enter. To find out how to enter click here, and don’t forget to ask your guardian’s permission before taking part.

Find out more about CITV's Share a Christmas story competition

Applications are now closed!

Text Santa is a great platform for charities to showcase their services and the practical support they offer in their communities, as well as connecting them with a huge audience of potential supporters.

Donations to 2013's campaign have closed

Text Santa

The Christmas decorations are away, New Year’s resolutions are made, and for us this week marks the closure of our donation platforms for 2013’s appeal.

A big thank you again to everyone who has donated, participated and championed the appeal – helping to raise millions for charity.

100% of what you donate gets passed to the charities as soon as we receive it. Therefore, we’ll be busily making sure that happens over the next few weeks with the money just in.

Kian and Joey backstage

Check out these backstage snaps of jungle campmates Joey Essex and Kian Egan, as they prepare to take on Holly and Phillip in a celebrity edition of Catchphrase.

See who was victorious on Text Santa tonight from 8pm on ITV.

The King of the jungle in makeup