Call the Midwife star Daniel Laurie has thanked fans of the show after being nominated for Best Actor in this year's TV Choice Awards.
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The popular period series issued a statement containing Daniel's heartwarming reaction to the news.
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The show's official Facebook account shared a snap of Daniel in costume as his character Reggie Jackson, alongside images of the actor posing next to fellow co-stars Ella Bruccoleria and Cliff Parisi.
The caption read: "'It makes me feel alive' - Daniel Laurie's moving response to being nominated as Best Actor in this year's TV Choice Awards for his performance as Reggie in Call the Midwife.
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"We hope by now you've heard the wonderful news that Daniel Laurie, who plays Reggie, has been nominated in the prestigious Best Actor category at this year's TV Choice Awards. We were SO THRILLED at this recognition... but were really touched by Danny's own response, and that of his family, to this incredible news.
Daniel with his co-star Cliff Parisi
"'We are a bit overwhelmed at the moment', said Danny's family, 'but Danny would like to say a quick word to everyone'... 'Thank you to everyone for voting for me - it is an awesome honour. It makes me feel alive.'"
The show's team finished by adding: "Feeling alive. Feeling recognised and appreciated for who we are and what we do. Isn't that what we all deserve? Isn't that what our drama is all about?" before encouraging fans to vote for him.
Daniel with his co-star Ella Bruccoleria
Fans were quick to react to the heartfelt post, with many congratulating Daniel. One person wrote: "Congratulations Daniel on your nomination I hope you take out the award, your character Reggie is one of my favourites on the show," while another added: "He's so great on the show! One of our favourite characters!! Great acting Danny! Congratulations on the well-deserved nomination!! We voted for you!"
A third viewer commented: "Awww congrats, Danny! I voted for you because you're an amazing actor and 100% deserve to win!"
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