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‘Call The Midwife' Series Six Confirmed Ahead Of Christmas Special

10/12/2015 16:21 GMT | Updated 21/12/2015 15:59 GMT

We haven’t even seen series five of ‘Call The Midwife’ yet, but BBC bosses have confirmed that there will also be a sixth.

The news was shared on BBC One’s Twitter feed, after being announced by director general Tony Hall at a screening of the upcoming Christmas special.

The upcoming festive special will air on Christmas Day, ahead of series five, which will be set in 1961, and address the thalidomide scandal.

Sadly, Miranda Hart won’t be back as Chummy and the actress admitted her disappointment at leaving the show to focus on other projects, but spoke positively when asked if she’d ever consider returning.

“On the plus side, maybe Chummy can come back in the next series an enlightened, crazed 60s hippy, having an affair with Paul McCartney,” she said. Quite frankly, that needs to happen.