Call the midwife spoilers follow.
Call the midwife is just weeks away from airing the annual Christmas special, which will be quickly followed by the 12th series. And that series looks like it might have a surprise cameo appearance.
Can be viewed on This morningactors Helen George and Megan Cusack were asked about the set visit that one of the faces of the government’s pandemic response team, former deputy chief medical officer Sir Jonathan Van-Tam, made in November.
When asked by Holly Willoughby if this means he will appear in the show itself, George tried to be vague about it, but all but confirmed it would happen.
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“It’s random,” she said. “He came on stage a few weeks ago because we were filming and he’s become good friends with Judy Parfitt, who plays Sister Monica Joan.
“Judy sent him a couple of emails, just asked him a few questions, and Jonathan Van-Tam apparently ran around the house saying, ‘Oh my God, Sister Monica Joan is emailing me!’
“[He] love the show and came to see us last week and I think he can come back to do … I mean we’re talking about this like it’s going to happen!”
“He was lovely, he was lovely and so happy to be there,” Cusack added.
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Van-Tam has previously described Call the midwife as “not just another medical drama, but a truly impactful social commentary on today’s health issues”. He added that he was “starstruck” to meet the cast.
One thing we know happens in Call the midwife series 12 is that George’s character Trixie Franklin will bond with Olly Rix’s Matthew Aylward, after their relationship blossomed slowly over the last two series.
The series will also focus on the legalization of abortion in the UK, while other issues that also had an impact on women’s lives, such as the introduction of the pill and more open discussion about domestic violence, will also be explored.
Call the midwife broadcast on BBC One, while This morning broadcast on ITV.