Could Chummy Return to Call the Midwife?

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Photo credit: Anthony Harvey - Getty Images
Photo credit: Anthony Harvey - Getty Images

Over the course of its ten seasons, Call the Midwife—the beloved BBC show about the midwives of London's East End in the 1950s and '60s—has introduced fans to a large cast of charming characters. While some, like Sister Julienne (Jenny Agutter), Shelagh Turner (Laura Main), and Trixie (Helen George) have been a part of the show since the beginning, there have also been a number of nurse and nuns who have walked from the halls of Nonnatus House and on to new adventures.

Easily among the most missed of these departed characters has to be Camilla Fortescue Cholomondely-Browne (later Noakes) aka Chummy—the endearing, clutzy, endlessly kind nurse played by Miranda Hart in the first four seasons of the show. And while most of the cast members who have stepped away from Call the Midwife rarely return, it seems that, just like fans, show creator Heidi Thomas would be eager to see Chummy make a comeback.

"I still hope that one day we will come back to Chummy," she told Daily Mail.

Hart—who was hand-picked for the role of Chummy by Jennifer Worth, author of the memoirs on which the show is based—has been close to returning to the show on a few occasions, including for the 2016 Christmas special, but plans ultimately fell through due to scheduling conflicts. While no plans have been revealed about the possibility of any future return of the character, Hart has previously joked, "Maybe Chummy can come back in the next series an enlightened, crazed 60s hippy, having an affair with Paul McCartney." In the meantime, we'll just have to keep our fingers crossed.

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