What Bruce’s role will be has not been revealed, but the Sun reports that the 87-year-old entertainer “had lots of fun” during production.
Could he be playing Santa to the Downton gang?
“Bruce filmed his part over the summer in total secrecy,” a source close to Bruce told the paper. “Everyone has been determined to keep the exact details covered so that there will be a big surprise for views on the night.
George Clooney with the Downton Abbey cast
“Bruce is a fan of the show and couldn’t turn down such a big opportunity, especially as he follows on from George Clooney [who appeared as George Oceans Gravity, Marquis of Hollywood in last year’s sketch – watch it again, below].
“But he also did it because it’s a great cause and will benefit charity. He had lots of fun.”
Text Santa, ITV.