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Call The Midwife Star Helen George Hits Back At Body-Shaming Comments After Shooting While Pregnant

Call The Midwife Star Helen George Hits Back At Body-Shaming Comments After Shooting While Pregnant

Can we just give women a break, please?

Call the Midwife is certainly one of our all-time favourite programmes – and there’s nothing better than getting cosy on a Sunday night and seeing the midwives of Nonnatus House deliver gorgeous bundles of joy.

However, it seems that some fans have a bizarre problem with the 11th series of the BBC show, and with Trixie Franklin in particular.

Helen George plays the Call the Midwife fave, and has continued in the role while being pregnant in real life.

While this, of course, is absolutely fine, some people weirdly think this distracts from the programme (spoilers: it doesn’t of course, but people just love to police women’s bodies).

And Helen has absolutely no time for people who are daring to suggest her pregnancy may be a problem.

Helen George has spoken out at criticism (

Taking to Twitter, she told her 75,000 followers: “I’ve seen too many ridiculous comments about my pregnancy whilst filming @CallTheMidwife1( also thank you for the lovely comments!)

“Women get pregnant, our bodies change. But we have the right to work if we choose to do so. How about just supporting it, and don’t question it?”

Helen wasn’t the only cast member of Call the Midwife who was quick to speak out on some of the more inane comments.

Olly Rix, who plays Matthew Aylward in the series, called out a fan named Fanny after they said they consider Helen’s insistence on working while pregnant as “unprofessional”.

Olly Rix also clapped back (

“Take a bow, Fanny,” he wrote. “Dumbest f***ing tweet of the night.”

Others were quick to sympathise with Helen.

“I can’t say I even noticed as was too much engaged in the story and your acting. You always look amazing and are a joy to watch on screen,” one Call The Midwife fan wrote.

“How can you watch Call The Midwife and that's all you focus on. Some people need to mind their own business,” added a second.

Trixie is a fave amongst fans (

“Well said Helen, you’ve looked fabulous as always throughout this series. So many women work while pregnant and whether it’s in a TV show or on stage, it shouldn’t make any difference.,” said a third,.

Well said, everyone.

Call The Midwife airs Sundays at 8pm on BBC One.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: TV And Film, BBC, Parenting