Call The Midwife’s Helen George blasts troll who shamed her pregnant body

The actress hit back at one viewer who claimed she 'should be put on a diet'

Helen George

by Nathan Katnoria |
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Call The Midwife actress Helen George has responded to a nasty Twitter troll after they body-shamed her pregnant figure. Helen was pregnant with her first child when filming for the latest series of the BBC drama and had to be written out of the show when her bump became too obvious.

This seemed to bypass one viewer who took to Twitter to cruelly slam the actress as ‘massive’.

Helen George body shaming tweet

Helen responded in the best way, replying: “Sorry if my chins offended you, I chose to feed my baby healthily and not starve myself in a selfish act to look good on TV. Would you say this to a pregnant lady’s face?

“You should look on a pregnant ladies multiple chins with love, they are busy making the future x.”

She went on to reveal that it wasn’t the first time she had been body-shamed, telling one follower: “So many comments like that come my way. It’s about a feeling toward pregnant women, that we should all stay skinny.”

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Fans were quick to support her, with one writing: “How rude is he? I didn’t even know you were pregnant till someone else pointed it out because you always look so glamorous.”

Helen’s daughter Wren Ivy, her first child with co-star Jack Ashton, was born in September 2017 and she marked the occasion with a cute Instagram snap.

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Helen's daughter Wren Ivy ©Instagram/helenrgeorge

The latest episode of Call The Midwife saw Helen’s character Trixie Franklin leave the show after relapsing into alcoholism but series creator Heidi Thomas assured fans that Helen only took time off to care for her daughter and will be back. “Helen was able to graciously retire – she just had a couple of episode off. But we were working towards that,” she said


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