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Here's George Clooney in the totally bizarre Downton Abbey charity special

Clooney is the master of Downton, and nothing makes sense.

BACK IN SEPTEMBER, it was announced that the one and only George Clooney would be appearing in a Downton Abbey skit for charity.

The ‘special’ was filmed as part of ITV’s charity telethon Text Santa, and finally aired over two nights last weekend – if you didn’t tune in on the night, you can finally see the much talked-about sketch.

It imagines a world in which Lord Grantham had never been born, and ‘George Oceans Gravity’ (or ‘Lord Hollywood’) is the master of Downton.

What follows is an avalanche of in jokes, Downton selfies, Jeremy Piven, Joanna Lumley as an angel, and Dame Maggie Smith fainting right off her couch.

It’s weird. Very weird.

Source: ITV Press Centre/Vimeo

Ah lads. Get your stiff upper lips back, pronto.

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