‘It was very distressing’: Call The Midwife ‘suffers a real life health scare as baby is rushed to hospital after falling seriously ill’ on set of period hospital drama
BBC drama Call The Midwife suffered a real life health scare when a baby reportedly fell seriously ill on set.
According to The Sun, panicked onlookers quickly dialled 999 and three ambulances arrived to the set to help.
The baby was said to have been rushed straight to hospital with an insider saying: ‘It was very distressing. The child was very ill.’
Scare: BBC drama Call The Midwife suffered a real life health scare when a baby reportedly fell seriously ill on set
A resident living near Longcross Film Studios in Surrey said: ‘I saw three ambulances whizz past. I was shocked. It looked like something you’d see on a TV show but it was obviously a real incident being taken incredibly seriously.
‘We never see anything like this happening in this part of the world. Everyone was talking about it.’
A source told the publication that the baby has since been discharged and is now recovering at home.
MailOnline has contacted the BBC for comment.
Emergency: According to The Sun, panicked onlookers quickly dialled 999 and three ambulances arrived to the set to help
Reports: The baby was said to have been rushed straight to hospital with an insider saying: ‘It was very distressing. The child was very ill’
Call The Midwife viewers were left in flood of tears in February as the season came to a close with a series of emotional events.
The season finale, which took place directly after last week’s shocking train derailment, had fans in ‘awe’ and reminded of their ‘humble humility’ with its story line.
The episode, which saw Sister Julienne and Dr Turner’s lives hanging in the balance, also saw 16-year-old Carole Reece go into premature labour, with the fate of her daughter unknown.
‘My tears were for them all tonight’: Call The Midwife fans were left in ‘awe’ after the most recent season finale addressed stillborn babies (Ellie-May Sheridan as Carole Reece)
It transpired that Sister Julienne and Dr Turner played by Jenny Agutter, 69, and Stephen McGann, 59, escaped the wreckage with their lives but the episode was not without fatalities.
The trains driver Lionel Corbett (Marc Elliott) and Dorothy Carnie (Stephanie Jacob) who had been serving tea did not survive the crash.
In another heartbreaking event, back at Nonnatus House, viewers discover that teenager mother Carole (Ellie-May Sheridan) had tragically lost her baby.
Heartbreaking: Actor Stephen McGann, who plays Dr Patrick Turner, also shared his own personal experiences that paralleled the emotional storyline
It was confirmed last year that the drama had been renewed for seasons 12 and 13, which are set to air in 2023 and 2024.
Creator Heidi Thomas said: ‘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.’
Upsetting: Viewers discover that teenager mother Carole who was being looked after by Sister Frances (Ella Bruccoleri, pictured) had tragically lost her baby