Call the Midwife viewers are already in love with new recruit Lucille

The latest addition to Nonnatus House lit up a particularly teary episode of the BBC drama

Programme Name: Call the Midwife S7 - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows:  Nurse Lucille Anderson  (LEONIE ELLIOTT) - (C) Neal Street productions - Photographer: Sophie Mutevelian

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From plunging into the big freeze of 1962-63, to the heartbreaking death of an elderly Mrs Gelin, Call the Midwife opened its seventh series with an impeccable tear-jerking episode.

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However, there was one ray of sunshine to brighten up a potentially gloomy instalment: new midwife Lucille Anderson.

The show’s first black midwife, played by Leonie Elliott, not only wowed Trixie with her midwifery knowledge, but immediately won over viewers with her kindhearted nature:

And Twitter users praised the series for reflecting the diversity of midwives:

Others are already hoping Lucille will forge strong friendships over the series…

And although the new addition didn’t stop many from missing departed couple Patsy and Delia…

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…it looks like Lucille has firmly settled into Nonnatus House: