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Helen George oozes glamour in chic blue maxi after confirming Call The Midwife future
Helen George looked sublime as she joined her Call The Midwife co-stars at a photocall for the beloved BBC period drama.MORE: Helen George and Jack Ashton smoulder in stunning selfie after sharing exciting Call the Midwife newsDressed in a chic powder blue maxi, the actress appeared to be in great spirits as she posed for photos alongside Laura Main and Stephen McGann at the BFI and Radio Times Television Festival on Sunday.WATCH: Helen George stars in Call The MidwifeThe glamorous appearance comes shortly after it was confirmed that Helen - who is famed for her role as Nurse Trixie Franklin - will be returning for the 12th series of the BBC period drama.MORE: Call the Midwife's Helen George reacts to Aljaz Skorjanec's shock Strictly departureREAD: Call the Midwife star Helen George comments on kissing co-star - 'the most unsexy thing'The series - which has been renewed for seasons 12 and 13, airing in 2023 and 2024 respectively - will also be the "first time in a few years" that Call The Midwife is being filmed without COVID restrictions.Helen recently told Radio Times: "What’s nice is we’re not going to have COVID restrictions for the first time in a few years, which will be wonderful." The actress at the Call the Midwife photocall during BFI & Radio Times Television FestivalHer co-star Laura, who plays Shelagh Turner, added: "There will be no Perspex. We can kiss, we can touch and do what we do."Helen, 39, left the last series early to go on maternity leave but has delighted fans by confirming her return.
Call the Midwife Helen George's life - health battle, co-star romance and troll row
BBC period drama.She made her debut all the way back in 2012, and as of 2022 still stars in the programme, with her character Trixie best known as a glam nurse keen on gossiping.Speaking about her character, Helen said she is “the fun loving, party going midwife who’s always up for a drink and a fag and to go out with the boys and have a good dance. She relishes trying to set up her fellow midwives with other guys and push them into relationships and get them married off but with a twinkle in her eye.“Fundamentally though she’s a midwife and that’s what she’s there to do.”But what about Helen’s life away from the cameras?As so much of Helen’s life has been dedicated to her tenure on Call the Midwife, it’s hardly surprising that she would eventually find romance on that very set.Though she was previously married to Oliver Boot from 2011 until 2015, the pair went on to divorce.And it was during the 2016 Christmas special of the programme that Helen met her soulmate Jack Ashton, best know for playing Reverend Tom Hereward in the period drama.The pair regularly share updates on their romance, with Helen admitting during an interview on This Morning that Jack was “furious” with her for not getting enough bed rest during her pregnancy.Speaking on the show, she explained that she doesn’t get much time to relax, telling the hosts: “Not really.