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Ghosts star Charlotte reveals worst thing about character being killed off in Call the Midwife

The Ghosts actress opened up about how much she misses the show 

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Emmy Griffiths
TV & Film Editor
August 23, 2021
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Former Call the Midwife star Charlotte Ritchie has opened up about one of the worst things about her character, Nurse Barbara Gilbert, being killed off in 2018 - and how much she misses the show!

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Chatting to Radio Times, the Ghosts actress revealed that it was a "bad idea" to sit down and watch her death scene with her mum, explaining: "In a way it helped that she could turn and see I was still here. But, overall… really bad idea." 

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She added that she missed her fan favourite role, saying: "I miss Call the Midwife and I miss being Barbara at the table with Trixie." The actress previously opened up about leaving the role of Nurse Barbara behind. Chatting on Lorraine back in 2019the actress said: "I knew it was going to happen and I still howled like a child, which feels really weird. I have known for a long time and I was wishing I wouldn't cry, as I think there’s something weirdly narcissistic about crying about your own death." 

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Charlotte played Nurse Barbara

She continued: "But it was just everything, it was saying goodbye to the show, I love it so much. But it was done beautifully and I feel really glad and really proud that I got to say goodbye in that way. I was a fan before I joined [the show]." 

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She concluded: ""It was such a hard decision to make. I love it. It's the most wonderful job. It was just the sort of time to go, I think. My character Barbara had had such a gorgeous arc." 

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