Stephen McGann shares major Call the Midwife news - but fans are divided

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Call the Midwife viewers will be delighted to hear that the BBC drama has received recognition in the form of three National Television Award nominations!

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One star of the show, Stephen McGann, has also been given a nod for his performance in the most recent series, but it seems fans are pretty divided for a specific reason.

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Taking to Twitter, the actor, who portrays Doctor Turner in the long-running series, retweeted the post from Call the Midwife's official account which read: "NEWS! #NTAAwards 2022 longlist nominations announced! #CallTheMidwife - Returning Drama, @LauraMain1 (Shelagh) - Drama Performance. @StephenMcGann (Dr Turner) - Drama Performance."

Fans were naturally thrilled that the programme had been nominated, but were torn whether to vote for Laura Main or her on-screen husband, Stephen! One person said: "How can we possibly choose between Laura and Stephen?"

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Laura Main has been nominated for her role as Shelagh

Another wrote: "Oh hard was this could only pick one," before adding: "It had to be @LauraMain1 she has been outstanding this series." A third was struggling to choose, commenting: "Yes!!!! Give them all of the awards!" As a fourth said: "You all got my vote good luck."

A fifth fan, however, was surprised other cast members weren't recognised: "I'm very glad to see these nominations, but Jenny Agutter and Linda Bassett should also have been nominated!"

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The cast and crew are back filming for the new series

Meanwhile, the cast and crew of the BBC show are back on set filming series 12 and a major storyline for Trixie Franklin (Helen George) has been teased for future episodes.

Speaking at the BFI & Radio Times Television Festival, the show's creator Heidi Thomas revealed that the beloved character will return with a big storyline. "Trixie re-joins us," she explained. "And something interesting and rather wonderful will happen for Trixie this series, so she has big news coming up - which we probably won't unveil just yet."

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