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Call The Midwife horror as baby ‘rushed to hospital’ during filming

Rhiannon Ingle

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Call The Midwife horror as baby ‘rushed to hospital’ during filming

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A baby has been rushed to the hospital during filming for the newest season of Call The Midwife after suddenly falling ill on set.

While the cast and crew are used to a fair bit of drama on set, many were distressed about this real-life drama following the young infant's health and wellbeing.

A baby has been rushed to the hospital during filming for the newest season of Call The Midwife. Credit: BBC
A baby has been rushed to the hospital during filming for the newest season of Call The Midwife. Credit: BBC

The popular BBC series, inspired by the memoirs from Jennifer Worth, has been a fan favourite for over a decade now, 11 seasons-strong with a 12th on the way.

However, this recent incident has since left the team incredibly worried about the baby.

The incident saw filming put on pause for the day, with reports saying that three ambulances supposedly arrived to the scene following calls from worried onlookers.

A local resident told The Sun: “I saw three ambulances whizz past. I was shocked."

The source, who lives near the set at Longcross Film Studios, added: “It looked like something you’d see on a TV show but it was obviously a real incident being taken incredibly seriously.

"We never see anything like this happening in this part of the world. Everyone was talking about it."

They concluded: “It was very distressing. The child was very ill."

The show has been filming for its twelfth season. Credit: BBC
The show has been filming for its twelfth season. Credit: BBC

While tensions were high on set, it has since been revealed that the baby in question has been discharged from the hospital and is currently at home recovering.

The latest season is set to hit the screens later this year, with many expecting fans excited for the upcoming Christmas special that will mark the first episode into the brand-new season.

While filming began back in April of this year, reports have stated that it is finally coming to an end.

Trixie, played by Helen George, is a fave among fans. Credit: BBC
Trixie, played by Helen George, is a fave among fans. Credit: BBC

Even better? Fan favourite, Helen George, who plays Trixie Franklin, has confirmed her return to the series following some time away for maternity leave back in November of last year.

The popular BBC series has also been renewed so that the much-adored period drama that follows the intricate lives of nurses and midwives in the 50s and 60s can continue until at least 2024.

Whether you see it as an inspiring tale of women fighting against hardship, a historical drama detailing the experiences of East London decades ago or just some cracking good telly – it's fair to say that Call The Midwife will be on everyone's radar this Christmas.

Call The Midwife season 12 is set to air on BBC One later this year.

Topics: BBC, TV And Film

Rhiannon Ingle
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