A fragment with Clooney will be a sketch, unrelated to the main plot, where the actor will play a guest from America. The scenes are already shot. The representatives of the channel refused to provide information about the actors appearing in the scene with Clooney. According to the information of the newspaper sources, it will be Hugh Bonneville and Michelle Dockery.
The episode will be shown on ITV channel on Christmas day. The special editions of the famous TV series with guest stars is a traditional Christmas charity event called Text Santa. It draws public attention to six British charity funds and collects donations of the viewers for their activity. Last year the pop singer Cheryl Cole took part in this action, appearing in the special edition of the Coronation Street soap opera.
George Clooney is a big fan of Downtown Abbey. Together with Hugh Bonneville, one of the main characters of the television series, Clooney worked in The Monuments Men. It was reported that Clooney and his bride Amal Alamuddin chose the castle in Hampshire where the Downtown Abbey is shot for the wedding ceremony, but later it became known that this information was disseminated to keep the appearance of the actor in the series in secret.