BBC One's Call the Midwife has confirmed the return of a long-serving cast member for the Christmas special.
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The period drama took to Facebook to share the news with a festive photograph, revealing that Max Macmillan, who plays Timothy Turner, will be returning for the special episode after his character went off to medical school in the last series.
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Posting a photo of Max standing next to his on-screen father, Stephen McGann, the show wrote the following caption: "In the new Christmas Special, we’re delighted to feature the return from medical school of young Timothy Turner, played by Max Macmillan.
"Max is one of our longest-serving cast members – having starred in our first Christmas Special at the tender age of 11! But now Max is a strapping 21-year-old graduate and, just like his screen character, is now able to partake in more interesting festive aspects of Nonnatus life."
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The post also included a comment from Stephen McGann, who teased Timothy's role in the upcoming episode, which will see the Nonnatus House staff faced with a busy Christmas Day. "This year I’m delighted to be working with Max in some interesting ways in the Christmas story," he said.
Max Macmillan who plays Timothy will return for the festive special
"He’s a medical student – so as a GP, I’m keen to let him see a little bit more of the work I do. But it ends up being just a little bit more than we bargained for..!"
Fans were thrilled with the news and took to the comments section to express their excitement. One person wrote: "Looking forward to seeing this year’s Christmas show! Watching Timothy grow up and in Dr Turner’s “shoes” has been a joy," while another added: "Wonderful news, look forward to seeing him."
A third person commented: "So glad Timothy will be in it. I hope he has a main storyline."
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