CALL the Midwife cast have hinted at a “milestone” engagement in the Christmas special – with wedding bells to follow in series 10.
Leonie Elliot (who plays Lucille Anderson) and Zephryn Taitte (Cyril Robinson) have opened up about what viewers can expect to see over Christmas – which has also teased what’s in store for their character’s relationship.
There’s a chance that there could be wedding bells for two characters in Call the Midwife next seasonCredit: BBC
The nurse and mechanic/pastor’s feelings towards each other have been growing stronger and stronger recently and when asked if they will take their relationship to the next level, neither of the actors shut it down.
In fact, they have teased that the two may at some point tie the knot, as Leonie said: “It would be lovely.
“We never know the next step for our characters, but yes, why not?”
With Zephryn adding: “It would be in keeping with the culture of that time.
Leonie Elliot, who plays Lucille Anderson in the show, didn’t shut down the potential wedding with Cyril RobinsonCredit: BBC
Actor Zephryn Taitte thinks that a wedding is what the pair are “longing” forCredit: BBC
“People from the Caribbean who came over on the Windrush tended to be very conservative and looked to the UK as a place where they could settle down and have a family, which meant marriage.
“So a wedding with Lucille would be something Cyril would long for. It would solidify his journey and feel like a new milestone for him.”
The BBC show, which first graced our screens back in 2012 has gone on to have nine successful seasons, and is about to air its 10th early next year.
But before that fans of the period drama can enjoy a 90-minute special episode on Christmas day.
This year’s Christmas Special is set in December 1965Credit: BBC
The actors also gave an insight into what viewers can expect without giving too much away.
But again, there is quite a big focus on Cyril and Lucille’s love for one another.
Leonie explained: “Well, the circus comes to town, which is a real spectacle…
“There’s also a lot more about Cyril and Lucille’s relationship and how it is affected by Cyril’s journey towards becoming a pastor.”
The Christmas special will focus more on Cyril and Lucille’s relationshipCredit: BBC
Zephryn added: “Cyril is coming to terms with his calling and his congregation is looking to him to guide them.
“So it’s a nice position for him to have in the Poplar community.
“As a mechanic, he thought his job would be fixing cars, but he now finds himself fixing lives. It’s quite touching.”
Back in August it was confirmed that they had started filming for the Christmas special despite the current coronavirus pandemic.
Call the Midwife has become a hugely popular drama on the BBC since 2012Credit: BBC
But it won’t just focus on Cyril and Lucille’s relationship, but also Sister Monica Joan’s hospital scare and new friendships that are formed after the circus comes to town.
The cast and crew have also been working hard to follow the strict Covid-19 guidelines to make sure that the 10th season is on our screens next year.
Series 10 will consist of seven hour long episodes in 2021 instead of eight.
Heidi Thomas, Creator, Writer and Executive Producer of the much-loved show said: “Everyone is overjoyed to be whisking the dust sheets off Nonnatus House and getting back to filming after lockdown.
“It is a particular thrill to be able to deliver the Christmas Special on time, just as we promised at the start of the pandemic.
“We are very much a family at Call the Midwife, and like families everywhere, we have missed each other.
“We will now be putting more love and energy into our work than ever and can’t wait to share Series 10 with our fantastic, loyal audience.”
Watch seasons one to nine of Call The Midwife on BBC iPlayer now.
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