Two Call the Midwife characters will be leaving the show this year 1 week ago

Two Call the Midwife characters will be leaving the show this year

Say it ain't so!

Two of our favourite Call the Midwife characters will be leaving the show this Christmas.

Fans of the beloved BBC show will be gutted to hear both Sister Hilda and Sister Frances are leaving the show.

They are bidding farewell to Poplar in the Christmas special.

According to reports, they will make their final appearances in the series this December.

Sister Hilda is played by Fenella Woolgar and Sister Frances is played by Ella Bruccoleri.

The Mirror confirmed that Sister Hilda has already left Nonnatus House. It is believed she returned to work at the Mother House.

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Sister Frances will suffer a nasty fall in the Christmas special. When she is cycling to an emergency birth, the young sister gets into trouble and falls.

Sister Frances is then sent to the coast to recover from her serious injuries.

However, a source said the characters won't be killed off which means they could return for future episodes.

The door is open, an insider shared.

"Ella and Fenella are off doing other things now -but that doesn't mean they won't come back again at some point. They'll both be missed," the insider told The Mirror.

Fans can look forward to the return of Nurse Trixie, played by Helen George, who was absent for part of last season because she was on maternity leave.

The Call the Midwife Christmas special airs on December 25th.