Call The Midwife star Leonie Elliott has bid farewell to the hit BBC series after six years.
The actress, 34, last appeared on the drama in the second episode of season 12, after her character Lucile Robinson returned from Jamacia after being diagnosed with depression.
Fans have witnessed Lucile endure a turbulent journey on the show as she also suffered a miscarriage and struggling to conceive.
Addressing her character’s hardship at the beginning of the year, Leonie penned: ‘This season was incredibly difficult to film.
‘Thank you for all your kind words. It’s my hope for people watching that if they can see the good in her, maybe they can extend that to people in real life. I care about her.’
A source confirmed to Metro.co.uk that Lucile’s current storyline will be the last time fans see her on the hit show.
Filming on the latest season was previously halted due to the medical emergency.
In 2021, it was revealed the period drama had been renewed for a 12th and 13th season, set to be broadcast in 2023 and 2024 respectively.
At the time, the show’s creator Heidi Thomas commented: ‘It’s an incredible privilege to be able to look back on a decade of Call The Midwife, and yet know that our journey is still very far from over.
‘We are thrilled to be going on for a few more years! Like Nonnatus House itself, we have a proud past but an even more exciting future – full of old favourites, fresh faces, higher hemlines, new ideas.
‘The stories we tell are like babies – they never stop coming, we love them all, and we vow to do our best by every single one.’
Fan favourite nurse Trixie Franklin (Helen George) has remained pretty consistent in Nonnatus House although she made an exit in series 11 to go and care for her sick godmother in Italy – which coincided with the actress, 38, having her second baby.
Call the Midwife is available to stream on BBC iPlayer.
Got a story?
If you’ve got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us [email protected], calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page – we’d love to hear from you.
Source: Read Full Article