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George Clooney Downton Abbey Text Santa special 2014 (video)

Published: Fri 19 Dec 2014

George Clooney Downton Abbey Text Santa special 2 (video)
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.
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ITV's Text Santa on Friday 19 December at 8pm.
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A galaxy of stars line up to entertain viewers for ITV's Text Santa on December 19th starting at 8.00pm.
A glittering line-up for a three-hour extravaganza features presenters Ant & Dec, Phillip Schofield & Christine Bleakley, Alesha Dixon & Paddy McGuinness, and stars such as Carey Mulligan, Brenda Blethyn, Simon Cowell and the cast of Coronation Street.
Not forgetting a certain George Clooney, who stars with the cast of ITV's hit period drama Downton Abbey in a mini episode recorded exclusively for Text Santa. Also joining the aristocratic Crawley family will be Mr Selfridge star, Jeremy Piven.
It's the time of year to help those near and in a packed three hour, star-studded evening, viewers will be treated to comedy, music and special episodes of ITV shows interspersed with moving films, highlighting why stars are combining to raise funds for six UK charities.  
The leading characters of Coronation Street appear as they’ve never been seen before with some surprise guests including Mel B, and there’ll be performances by Olly Murs and this year’s X Factor Winner. Plus the cast of Emmerdale also give a special message for Text Santa.
Other highlights in the live three hour studio entertainment show:
SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY – Ant & Dec’s show meets Text Santa.
I’M A CELEBRITY –A special celebrity choir of ex-jungle contestants including Helen Flanagan, Jenny Éclair, Kerry Katona, Pat Sharp, David Van Day and Katie Price will serenade viewers.
BIRDS OF A FEATHER - special sketch of the hit ITV comedy starring  Pauline Quirke,  Linda Robson, Lesley Joseph plus a surprise Santa.
THE CUBE - Alesha Dixon and Paddy McGuinness join forces to raise money for Text Santa in this special edition of the game show.  For the first time ever two people will take on the challenges, but can they beat The Cube and does The Body seem a little different? 
EXCLUSIVE - the full story of how Phillip scaled the heights to raise money for Text Santa
BEHIND THE SCENES - at the ITV Christmas party, catching the stars unawares.