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Wednesday 5 August 2015

Midwife star Hart in Miranda mix-up

Published 18/10/2012 | 13:12

Miranda Hart was mistaken for model Miranda Kerr
Miranda Hart was mistaken for model Miranda Kerr

Miranda Hart has revealed that she was mistaken for Australian underwear model Miranda Kerr in a television mix-up.

The comedy star said the confusion arose when hit show Call The Midwife was shown in the United States and her role as clumsy midwife Chummy was attributed to the model who is married to Hollywood heart-throb Orlando Bloom.

She told chat show host Graham Norton: "Amusingly, they previewed it saying 'Miranda Kerr will be starring in her first dramatic role', so the Americans must have had a bit of shock when Chummy arrived.

"I also like to think, if they didn't know who Miranda Kerr was, they thought I was married to Orlando Bloom - and, wow, she's punching above her weight."

The star appeared on the BBC One show with fellow guests Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ronnie Corbett and Usher and told Norton she had a crush on the Prince of Wales after meeting him at the Diamond Jubilee concert.

She said: "I find Charles quite sexy. When I met him, he shook my hand and leant in very close and said 'You are so funny'."

Miranda said she had just finished filming the third series of her hit sitcom.

Schwarzenegger told Norton he had "a good relationship" with his wife, Maria Shriver, despite the couple separating when he admitted to fathering a child with another woman.

He said: "She has been really terrific about it. I feel terrible because I screwed up so badly and destroyed the great relationship we had but now I am slowly trying to rebuild it again."

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