It's only been a few weeks since the 11th season of Call the Midwife came to a dramatic close on BBC One – but stars of the show have revealed that production on the 12th run will start "very soon".


Speaking exclusively to at the Radio Times Covers Party this week, Nancy Corrigan star Megan Cusack talked of her excitement about returning to filming.

"It’s coming very soon," she said. "So just really excited to get together with everyone again because everyone’s so lovely. It’s like a family. The crew are great. It’s great crack."

She added: “It’s that weird time in between where you’re like, ‘I’d actually just like to be with everyone still!'"

Megan Cusack plays Nancy Corrigan in Call the Midwife

And Cusack is not the only star of the show looking forward to getting back to Nonnatus House, with Laura Main and Helen George also outlining their eagerness to return to filming.

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"I am so excited," added Main, before George said that there's "not too long to go".

"What’s nice is we’re not going to have COVID restrictions for the first time in a few years, which will be wonderful," George continued.

"There will be no perspex," Main added. "We can kiss, we can touch and do what we do."

When production is all done and dusted, the new season will once again begin with a Christmas special before playing out across the first few weeks of 2023.

The BBC One series has also already been re-commissioned for a 13th run – with no sign of an end in sight any time soon.

Additional reporting by Abby Robinson.

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