Michelle Keegan Lands Role In 'Downton Abbey' Text Santa Special


Michelle Keegan is set to make a guest appearance in ‘Downton Abbey’.


The former ‘Coronation Street’ star will appear in the ‘Text Santa’ special, which is set to air as part of the annual fundraiser later this month.

Michelle Keegan in the Text Santa 'Downton Abbey' special

Ahead of her appearance, ITV have released pictures of Michelle on set, dressed as a 1920s flapper girl.

The sketch will see her and a host of other stars auditioning for the role of Santa, as she tries to impress Hugh Bonneville’s Lord Grantham and Penelope Wilton’s Isobel Crawley with her acting.

As previously announced, Sir Bruce Forsyth will also be in the skit, alongside Jim Broadbrent, Warwick Davis, Gordon Ramsay, Gok Wan and Brenda Blethyn.

Michelle will be poping up in the Crawley household

It will be the penultimate installment from the Crawley residence, as the last ever episode of the ITV drama is set to air on Christmas Day.

Bosses have unveiled a new trailer teasing the action ahead, which shows Henry Talbot struggling to play stepdad to Lady Mary’s son George, while she is also keen to make up with sister Lady Edith, after ruining her engagement to Bertie Pelham.

The servants are also seen bidding farewell to controversial Thomas Barrow, while Lily James returns as Lady Rose, after bowing out at the end of series four.

There’s also a first look at Bertie Pelham’s mother, who is played by ‘Miranda’ star Patricia Hodge.

The ‘Downton Abbey’ Christmas special airs on Christmas Day at 8.45pm on ITV, while Text Santa airs on 18 December on ITV.

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