Celebrity Gossip, November 21: Downton Abbey’s next character to go?

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COULD Downton Abbey’s friendly valet Mr Bate be the latest character to exit the much-loved period drama?

Speaking to The Huffington Post UK, the actor hinted his time at Downton could be drawing to an end. When asked about his future on the show, the 50-year-old actor had a rather mysterious response. “I can’t go there with that,” he said. Daily Express

Craig Charles’ teenage daughter has sent her father a message of support as he heads back from Australia after quitting I’m A Celebrity. The Coronation Street star’s brother died of a heart attack this week and Craig decided to leave the reality show after being given the news on Wednesday night UK time. His daughter Anna-Jo, 17, send a loving tweet directed at her 50-year-old father. Daily Mail

Mel B is swapping the X Factor judges’ desk for the cobbles of Coronation Street after signing up to appear in the soap. The Spice Girl is set to star in a special Christmas edition of the ITV soap, it has been revealed. Mel, 39, will play a character “totally different” to her Scary self in the episode, which will air as part of Text Santa. Daily Star