Call the Midwife: Why did Ella Bruccoleri leave as Sister Frances?

The Christmas instalment also saw Trixie Franklin (Helen George) getting a wedding proposal with fans possibly seeing her upcoming nuptials.

Elsewhere, Fred Buckle (Cliff Parisi) will be left upset after the Civil Defence Corps is confirmed to be disbanding.

Nurse Lucille Anderson (Leonie Elliott) is going to be struggling with her own health as challenges hit the Nonnatus staff.

Viewers can expect to see some heartwarming and devastating scenes in the new series.

The Call the Midwife Christmas special is streaming on the BBC iPlayer now