Call the Midwife just released the 2021 Christmas photo and it's got us so in the mood for the Christmas special. The cast photo isn't another sneak peek into the special's contents, but it is super adorable!
The image, shared to Instagram, shows stars Helen George, Laura Main and Leonie Elliot in a nativity scene. Three wise midwives? And also features a very special baby!
The caption explained why you might recognise the tot, reading: "To mark the beginning of our festive countdown, We are THRILLED to give you an exclusive first glimpse of our new Christmas Call the Midwife photograph! xx But does that handsome chap posing as the infant Jesus in our nativity scene look a little familiar…?… that’s because it’s none other than little Nate Court who played baby Robert, the infant born with Down Syndrome in the final episode of series 10!! 👶"
Continuing to explain how the tot was re-cast as the baby Jesus: "This year, we wanted a nativity theme to our Christmas cast photo, but it was felt that a midwifery drama couldn’t possibly leave out the most important infant of them all 😉 When Heidi, our writer, considered who might fulfil this important role, there was really only one candidate. 🙂
"Heidi said: 'We all fell in love with Nate when he was playing the role of baby Robert. We couldn’t resist bringing him back to set for one more visit, to play the role of baby Jesus in our iconic Christmas photo. He is growing fast, and is as adorable as ever!' We couldn’t think of a more perfect choice ❤️❤️❤️"
The post also told fans and followers to expect the next few weeks to be packed with news and exclusives shared to Instagram, and reassured fans that the Christmas special will air this Christmas in multiple countries so international fans won't have to wait.
"It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Call the Midwife!! 🎄🎅🎁👶🚲"
Call the Midwife returns with a new Christmas Special, and Series 11 in 2022.
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