George Clooney to appear in Downton Abbey

George Clooney is to star in a special episode of Downton Abbey.

The actor will appear in a sketch for charity fundraiser Text Santa.

But the 53-year-old will not feature in a full series or Christmas episode, an ITV spokesperson confirmed.

Highclere Castle in Berkshire where the hit show is filmed. Credit: PA Wire

It has been reported that Clooney will play an American guest at a wedding being held at the famous estate owned by the Crawley family.

ITV declined to reveal any more details about his planned role.

Clooney may be reunited on-screen with his friend and former Monuments Men co-star Hugh Bonneville, who plays Lord Robert Crawley.

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