Call The Midwife’s Cliff Parisi says this year's Christmas special is the 'best ever'

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14 Oct 2022, 10:11

Cliff Parisi

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Call The Midwife’s Christmas Special is always one of the must-watch shows of the festive period and, according to one of its stars, this year will be no different.

Cliff Parisi, who plays Fred Buckle in the hit BBC drama, was one of the stars in attendance at the National Television Awards in London last night, with his Call The Midwife castmate, Stephen McGann.

When asked about the upcoming Christmas special, Cliff told and other press on the red carpet: “Don't forget to watch it guys! It’s going to be the best show on Christmas Day.”

He added: “This is the best Christmas episode ever, and it's literally raining babies!”

Stephen interjected: “There’s just too many babies!” 

The actor, who plays Doctor Patrick Turner, also spoke about no longer having to deal with Covid restrictions when filming: “We can actually get that close again now. It's really nice. And you know what they let me do? They let me start picking babies up again. And it's so sweet, because I'm a soppy old bleeder, so it's really really nice.”

When asked if viewers will cry while watching the episode, Cliff said: “Of course, crying happy tears.” 

The hit BBC show recently revealed a first-look image of its much-anticipated Christmas episode. 

The drama took to social media to post a photo of actors Leonie Elliott (Lucille Anderson), Helen George (Trixie Franklin) and Megan Cusack (Nancy Corrigan) in the snow. 

The Twitter caption for the photo reads: “Christmas Special Exclusive: Snowball fight!! Our ladies prepare for the forthcoming festive season special in traditional winter fashion!”

The show posted on its Facebook page: “We’re delighted to confirm that the results of our team’s hard work on the Christmas Special is looking FANTASTIC, and we just can’t wait to show you more – so stay tuned to this page, as we start to get ready for our brand new special, and Series 12!!!”

Keep an eye on for more from the red carpet of the National Television Awards, including Peaky Blinders’ Harry Kirton talking about being keen for a Finn Shelby spin-off