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George Clooney Is Joining 'Downton Abbey' ... Kind Of

Make way for Lord Clooney!

In what just might be the most ridiculous thing he's done since wearing a Batsuit with nipples, George Clooney has just joined the cast of "Downton Abbey."

Well, kind of.

The Oscar-winning actor will participate in a "Downton Abbey" special as part of U.K. network ITV's Text Santa campaign, a Christmas charity that raises awareness for a variety of charities, including Marie Curie Cancer Care and Alzheimer's Society. Details on the "Downton Abbey" charity film are scarce, but Us Weekly reports that Clooney will participate in "a sketch scene" for the special.

In other words, think less Paul Giamatti, more Diddy. Either way, the thought of Clooney pounding drinks with Lord Grantham, seducing Lady Mary, and maybe even seducing some of the kitchen staff (watch out, Daisy!), in any capacity, is almost too ridiculous to handle.

The next season of "Downton Abbey" premieres in the U.S. in January. Here's a peek at what to expect: