CALL The Midwife boss Pippa Harris has hinted a huge character will die and vowed "You WILL cry".
The eighth season of Call the Midwife finished in March but the festive episode is in production and according to its writer, it'll be a tearjerker.
Asked about the plot, Harris told Daily Star: “You will definitely be crying.”
But Pippa confirmed it won’t be Miriam Margolyes’s character Sister Mildred walking the plank.
The BBC drama series about a group of midwives working in the east end of London in the 1950s and 1960s is based on the memoirs of the same name by Jennifer Worth.
It is set at the fictional nursing convent Nonnatus House in Poplar district carrying out nursing and midwife duties.
Series 8 saw the return of Nurse Trixie (Helen George) who left Poplar to live in Italy as she battled her alcoholism.
The new series also welcomed FOUR new cast members including Harry Potter star Miriam.
She was joined by Fenella Woolgar, who plays Sister Hilda, Ella Bruccoleri as postulant Sister Frances and Georgie Glen as Miss Higgins, the surgery’s new receptionist.
The S8 finale had fans in tears as they claimed the it was the "saddest episode EVER".
They were left sobbing as Reggie, who has Downs Syndrome, found love with Jane who also has the condition – while Valerie's grandmother was jailed for six years for organising backstreet abortions.
Reggie's new love interest was introduced at the end, and they danced together at the fundraiser.
In the same scenes, fans were left blubbering as Mae, whose foster family were not ready for her, was returned to the Foster family.
Just before the fundraiser, Valerie's grandmother got her just desserts – and was sentenced to six years in prison for organising backstreet abortions.
The next series, season 9, will air in December.
However, the team behind the BBC One ratings giant have banned Miranda Hart from rejoining the cast after she let them down at the last minute last year.
You can visit the set of the show and do the Call The Midwife Tour at The Historic Dockyard Chatham.
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