As part of its annual “Text Santa” fundraiser, UK channel ITV cooked up a new Downton Abbey sketch, in which Isobel (Penelope Wilton), Robert (Hugh Bonneville), and Edith (Laura Carmichael) search for the perfect person to play Santa Claus at the Abbey. Watch below.
While last year’s “Text Santa” promo featured George Clooney, one of this year’s guests is celebrity chef, Gordon Ramsay, who it seems learned his foul-mouthed ways, at the feet of Mrs. Patmore! It’s always the quiet ones.
Mr. Carson (Jim Carter) desperately wants to fill the role, but is ignored while the trio of judges auditions not only Ramsay, but also the likes of Sir Bruce Forsyth, Gok Wan, Brenda Blethyn, Jim Broadbent, Michelle Keegan, and Warwick Davis.
Here’s the video:
UK only has Downton Abbey‘s final Christmas Special episode left. In the US, the sixth and final season of Downton Abbey premieres on PBS, Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 9:00pm ET/PT.
Did you enjoy ITV’s Downton Abbey sketch for the “Text Santa” fundraiser? Are you looking forward to watching the sixth and final season of Downton Abbey on PBS, or are you dreading the series’ end? Tell us.