CALL the Midwife fans recently heard the devastating news that actress Helen George and her co-star Jack Ashton had split after seven years together.

The duo had worked together for many years, with Helen joining the show in 2012 as Trixie Franklin and Jack joining in 2014 as Tom Hereward. He then left in 2018. 

She shared the news and said, "Some months ago, we separated.

"Our two beautiful girls remain the focus, and I respectfully ask for privacy for this next chapter."

It has now been revealed that her Call the Midwife co-star Stephen McGann, who has played Dr Patrick Turner in the BBC period drama also since 2012, is at her side comforting her.

Speaking to the Daily Mail the actor said: "We're all like a family. Helen is fine, I love Helen and Jack."

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Stephen is married to the show's scriptwriter Heidi Thomas.

A source has also claimed to have insider news and told the publication: "Helen and Jack's decision to end their relationship has been amicable, and no one else is involved, they have just grown apart as a couple. 

"They are both incredibly committed to working together to be the best parents they can for their two daughters."

Helen and Jack have daughters, Wren and Lark, together.

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The pair reportedly started dating after filming the show's Christmas special together in 2016. 

Helen came sixth in the 13th series of Strictly Come Dancing, partnered with professional dancer Aljaz Skorjanec.

Since leaving Call the Midwife, Jack has appeared in Casualty and Waterloo Road.

Call the Midwife will return this Christmas on BBC One.

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