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Miranda Hart drops out of Call the Midwife

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Miranda Hart drops out of Call the Midwife

Miranda Hart has pulled out of 'Call the Midwife'.

The 43-year-old comedienne was expected to reprise her role as loveable nurse Camilla 'Chummy' Browne in the next series of the popular period drama but she's been forced to drop out due to her conflicting working schedule.

Taking to Twitter account on Thursday (18.08.16), she wrote: "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 ... 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 (sic)"

Although she's been unable to balance her schedule so that she can shoot the new series, producers of the show haven't ruled out a chance for her return at a later date.

A Neal Street Productions spokesperson told The Daily Mirror newspaper: "We can confirm that Chummy will now not be returning in series six of 'Call the Midwife'.

"Filming has been going brilliantly over the summer, and we look forward to bringing our fans exciting and emotional new stories from Nonnatus House at Christmas, and in early 2017."

Miranda joined 'Call the Midwife' in 2012 but quit the show after series four in order to focus on other acting products.

However, fans were riddled with excitement earlier this year when it was announced she would be returning for the Christmas special and the forthcoming six series.

Meanwhile, although Miranda is unable to return, fans won't be disappointed as Dame Harriet Walter recently landed the role of Sister Ursula in the popular period drama.