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George Clooney joins stars of Downton Abbey to raise money for Text Santa

George Clooney joins a host of stars to raise money for Text Santa. Credit: ITV/ Text Santa

George Clooney has joined the stars of Downton Abbey to raise money for the ITV charity campaign Text Santa.

George Clooney joins a host of stars to raise money for Text Santa. Credit: ITV/ Text Santa

The Hollywood star was not the only one to join the charity drive One Direction, Olly Murs, Mel B, Warwick Davies, Diversity and Simon Cowell all appeared in the TV spectacular to raise money for charity.

George Clooney joins a host of stars to raise money for Text Santa. Credit: ITV/ Text Santa

Text Santa is ITV's annual charity Christmas appeal which aims to raise awareness and donations for 6 UK charities, who all provide essential practical support or services for people in need.

The charities being supported this year are:

Joanna Lumley also appeared in the Downton special. Credit: ITV/ Text Santa

George Clooney wasn't the only special guest on the Downton special, with Joanna Lumley, Mr Selfridge star Jeremy Piven and Downton creator and writer Julian Fellows all making an appearance.