Chatting about the upcoming special, which was filmed following lockdown, Stephen said: "We’ve been overwhelmed by the number of people who have contacted us just at their relief that something was still going to be the same. And I think as actors we underestimated that and it was humbling."
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He continued: "We’ve been reminded that, to other people, we’re a part of that pattern of Christmas and the festival. It’s a responsibility and one we’re proud to shoulder, and the atmosphere on set, the morale is very good."
Heidi joked about the show ruining their Christmas, explaining: "It’s all for the audience and our fans and as Steve said something that’s the same at Christmas! It ruins our Christmas every year because we get so nervous but it’s a sacrifice we’re willing to make!"
We can't wait to be reunited with our favourite characters at Nonnatus House, and the sneak peek synopsis from the BBC reads: "Everyone at Nonnatus House is looking forward to traditional celebrations with all the trimmings, but nothing goes quite to plan.
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"Sister Monica Joan is rushed to hospital, and Trixie is incensed to receive a subscription to a Marriage Bureau as a Christmas gift. Meanwhile, a surprise reunion for Shelagh involves her in a deeply moving birth, and the Circus arrives in Poplar, bringing new friendships, new experiences, and an exciting adventure for Nurse Crane."
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