There’s a highly specialised job going at Downton Abbey – the position is upstairs and it will take a uniquely qualified individual to fill it…

Lord Grantham and Isobel Crawley have a job to fill the job of the year and are interviewing candidates from the world of celebrity and entertainment, including Vera star Brenda Blethyn and hot-tempered chef Gordon Ramsay, to be their Father Christmas.

Can it trump last year’s Downton Text Santa effort when George Clooney popped in for refreshments and set the ladies swooning?

Watch a clip of ITV’s ragged Northumberland detective Vera applying for the job (but who’s interviewing whom?)

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