Call the Midwife Christmas special confirms exciting guest star

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Call the Midwife has announced that Kulvinder Ghir will star in its upcoming Christmas special.

The series shared the news on Instagram, posting a picture of the Foundation actor in character as Kulvir Sharma.

"We were delighted that Kulvinder agreed to work with us this year – not least because he is an absolute joy!" the caption read. "The cast absolutely adored him – his talent, humour and warmth endeared him to everyone on set."

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Scheduled to air on Christmas Day, the special comes weeks before the show's season 13, which starts airing on January 7.

On Instagram, Call the Midwife teased details of Kulvir's storyline, calling the subplot "deeply affecting".

"But most of all, Kulvinder's portrayal of struggling loner Kulvir Sharma in our Christmas story is deeply affecting," the post read, deeming the character "a real highlight" of the special.

"We're not about to tell you anything about Kulvir's story. You'll just have to watch for yourself," the show teased. "But we challenge you not to be moved..."

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As for the new season, its premiere episode will see Sister Julienne and Shelagh being joined at Nonnatus House by new pupils for a midwifery scheme that aims to revolutionise the birth process.

Speaking about the new season, Call the Midwife star Helen George, who plays Trixie Franklin, previously revealed on Zoe Ball's Radio 2 breakfast show that fans can expect "a few shocks" from the upcoming batch of episodes.

"We're filming at the moment. So I'm sort of discovering the stories as we go along. It's another exciting year, lots of babies," George teased.

Call the Midwife airs its Christmas special on December 25 at 8.15pm, and then returns for series 13 on Sunday, January 7 at 8pm on BBC One.

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