Name: Helen George
Day two of group dance rehearsals, woken up with what I can only imagine whiplash feels like. #strictlycomedancing
— Helen George (@helen_george) August 27, 2015
Famous for: playing fun-loving midwife Trixie on hit BBC1 period drama Call the Midwife
Bio: Helen George is best known for starring in BBC1’s period tearjerker Call the Midwife, though she’s also had roles in Doctors and Hotel Babylon.
Set in 1960s Poplar, Call the Midwife follows a group of nuns and midwives as they welcome new life into London’s poverty-stricken East End. George has starred in the show since its inception in 2012, playing Nurse Trixie Franklin. She’s often spied at the local disco, or shimmying to 60s tunes in the nunnery, which might come in handy.
She also ran the London Marathon earlier this year, so she’s already proved she’s determined, dedicated and blessed with serious stamina…
See Helen as Trixie in last year’s Christmas special
And talking to us about the last series of Call the Midwife…
Robin Windsor, Alex Jones, Russell Grant and Deborah Meaden will be reflecting on their time on the Strictly dance floor at Radio Times Festival on Sunday 27th September. We have20 pairs of tickets to give away. Click here to be in with a chance of winning and you can buy tickets here.
Sir Bruce Forsyth will also be sharing anecdotes and taking questions about his eight decades on stage and screen on Sunday 27th December. For more information and tickets, click here.