Call the Midwife's Helen George reveals she was "mistaken for a Trixie impersonator" at museum

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Call the Midwife star Helen George has revealed she was recently mistaken for a "Trixie lookalike impersonator".

The actress, best known for portraying Trixie Franklin in the hit BBC period drama series, shared the hilarious anecdote while appearing on Strictly host Claudia Winkleman's BBC Radio 2 show on Saturday (October 21).

"This week, I was mistaken for a Trixie lookalike impersonator tour guide at the Chatham museum - which is a Call the Midwife museum - and asked for directions to the toilet," said Helen.

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She added, jokingly: “I obliged, I knew where they were."

Asked by Claudia if she revealed her true identity, Helen replied: “Oh no. Sometimes if I’m down there and sort of not in the mood, if someone says 'Are you Trixie from Call the Midwife?', I say 'No, I’m a tour guide'. It works both ways."

Claudia admitted that she didn't know a museum for the show existed, with Helen confirming the Call the Midwife Official Location Tour takes place at Chatham's Historic Dockyard in Kent.

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"Yes, there is in Chatham, because we film in Chatham, so they’ve got a lot of our costumes and sets and things like that down there," she said.

"In fact, they’ve nicked all of our crockery, so we’ve got no crockery at Nonnatus House because they’ve got it all in the museum, and I was so tempted to go with a swag bag last week and take it all back as we’re suffering on set."

Filming for season 13 of the beloved show is currently underway, so fans have a bit of a wait until the new series arrives on screens. Viewers can look forward to the annual Call the Midwife Christmas special though, which will air on BBC on Christmas Day.

While Helen didn't give much away, she told Claudia that audiences can expect "a lovely festive treat". "There's a lovely warmth to it as ever," she said.

Call the Midwife airs on BBC One and streams on BBC iPlayer.

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