Call The Midwife marks major change to new series with sweet behind-the-scenes snap

The series returns with a Christmas Special in December

Call the Midwife has celebrated a major change to the upcoming season 12 and Christmas special with a super sweet behind-the-scenes snap. 

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Taking to its official Instagram page, the show marked the lifting of restrictions put in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, which prevented the cast from getting too close to the newborn baby's on set. 

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The period drama shared a photo of Stephen McGann, who plays Doctor Turner, holding a baby on set for the first time in two years while filming the Christmas episode. The caption read, in part: "The filming of this current festive episode has marked a moving return to business for our cast. The easing of the toughest pandemic restrictions after two long years has meant that our cast are now able to interact more freely once again. 

"This has been a real joy for our team - but none more so than for our own Dr Turner, actor Stephen McGann, who can now return to his favourite on-set hobby: meeting and holding our adorable newborns!!"

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The caption went on to explain that the "tough restrictions" that were "rightly" put in place posed a challenge for the birth drama. "For two years we've had to radically change the way we filmed births - and our cast had to adjust technically to the greater distances involved."

Stephen McGann held a baby on set for the first time in two years during filming

The adorable photo comes just days after the series shared a new snap of Helen George in costume as her character Trixie, with a caption that left fans fearing for her upcoming storyline. 

"Behind the scenes on the Call The Midwife Christmas Special 2022: Trixie prepares…," the show wrote. Fans were quick to take to the comments, with one person writing: "Oh no… she looks sad," while another added: "TRIXIE PREPARES WHAT." 

Call the Midwife returns with a Christmas special in December, while a new series will follow in 2023.

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