Hollywood actress Christina Ricci will make a cameo appearance in hit US TV medical drama GREY'S ANATOMY next year (06).

The MONSTER star will feature in an episode to be screened on network ABC after the Super Bowl broadcast on 5 February, traditionally the most watched programme on US TV.

Ricci's character is said to come to the show's Seattle Grace Hospital "not as a patient but in a life and death situation".

Her previous TV appearances have included a recent guest spot on JOEY and a role on Ally Mcbeal.