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Call The Midwife creator Heidi Thomas quits show after 10 years

The creator of Call The Midwife will quit the show after 10 incredible years.

Heidi Thomas has been writing the programme since it first started to air back in 2012.

However, after eight years, the 56-year-old has decided she wants to switch things up, and confirmed she will be walking away from the drama within the next two years.

Chatting to The Mirror, she said: ‘It’s like owls when they learn to fly – they wriggle along the branch and then suddenly they’re flying. I suppose that will be me in the next year or two.’

‘I feel as though there’s a dance in the old dame yet.’

But don’t worry, because the drama is still commissioned for another three whole season, which will take us up until 2022.

Yes, as series nine has gone into production, the broadcaster has confirmed that series 10 and 11 will also be going ahead

Each of the three upcoming series will last for eight episodes and will also have a Christmas special.

The executive producer of the show, said: ‘Even after all these years, it still feels as though Call the Midwife has more truth to tell, more tears to cry, more life to celebrate, and more love to give.

‘We are blessed with the best cast, crew, and audience a show could wish for, and I could not be more excited about our future.’

The series will return at Christmas for their festive special.

Call The Midwife is currently available on BBC iPlayer.

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