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Miranda Hart no longer returning to Call the Midwife

Published 18/08/2016

Miranda Hart had been expected to return to the Sunday night show.
Miranda Hart had been expected to return to the Sunday night show.

Miranda Hart will not be returning to Call The Midwife despite suggestions from producers that she would.

The actress had been due to reappear in the BBC period drama as loveable midwife Camilla "Chummy" Browne.

However, she tweeted on Thursday: "News: it's with a heavy heart that having shared Chummy's return to CTM, I've not been able to birth (pun) the schedule to make it work. xx"

The 43-year-old quit the show during series four due to work commitments, with Chummy being sent to a mother and baby unit to explain her absence.

Hart went on to star in action movie Spy alongside Jason Statham, Melissa McCarthy and Jude Law.

But the show's producers later said that she was returning to the show for series six.

Hart added: "Truly sad not to be playing Chummy this year but fans are in for a treat with Dame Harriet Walter as a new cast member and more besides."

Walter is set to play Sister Ursula when the series returns next year.

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