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Call The Midwife star Jenny Agutter spills on Christmas special 2020

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Call The Midwife star Jenny Agutter has revealed that she recently battled shingles, as she discussed this year’s Christmas special.

The actress, 67, opened up about her battle, which happened during lockdown.

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Jenny Agutter spoke to Andi Peters about Call The Midwife Christmas 2020 (Credit: ITV)

What happened to Jenny Agutter during lockdown?

Appearing on today’s episode of Lorraine, she spoke to stand-in host Andi Peters.

Jenny explained that she had her own health problems during lockdown.

“Before shingles I felt perfectly fit but it did actually have quite an effect.

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“If you’ve had it yourself you know how painful and horrible it can be and it came into my eye which was annoying.”

Andi sympathised with Jenny, saying that he had it too.

Call The Midwife Christmas special

During their chat, Jenny also revealed that there would be another series of Call The Midwife.

The series stopped filming during the Christmas episode and series 10 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

But Jenny shared what life was like on-set now that cast and crew have resumed work.

“It won’t be quite a normal occasion as we have social distancing and restrictions, we won’t be able to hug each other as we normally do.

“We’re a very close group of people so it will be strange but what we will produce is the special for Christmas which is a wonderful story.”

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What will the Call The Midwife Christmas special be about?

The show’s creator, Heidi Thomas, commented on the show’s return on the official Instagram feed.

“Everyone is overjoyed to be whisking the dust sheets off Nonnatus House and getting back to filming after lockdown.

“It is a particular thrill to be able to deliver the Christmas Special on time, just as we promised at the start of the pandemic.

“We will now be putting more love and energy into our work than ever and can’t wait to share Series 10 with our fantastic, loyal audience.”

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In the Christmas special, Sister Monica Joan is rushed to hospital and Trixie is incensed to receive a subscription to a Marriage Bureau as a Christmas gift.

Meanwhile, a surprise reunion for Shelagh involves her in a deeply moving birth, and the Circus arrives in Poplar bringing an exciting adventure for Nurse Crane.

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