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Call the Midwife creator reveals why show 'ruins our Christmas every year' 

The showrunner worked hard to ensure the Christmas special went ahead despite the pandemic 

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Heidi Thomas and Stephen McGann recently appeared on Lorraine to discuss the upcoming Call the Midwife Christmas special, and revealed why the one-off episode tends to ruin their own festivities!

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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!" 

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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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A circus will arrive in Poplar in the upcoming special

"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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