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Call The Midwife’s Helen George ‘spotted leaving co-star Olly Rix’s home in the early hours’ after they both split from their partners

Call The Midwife’s Helen George was seen leaving her co-star Olly Rix’s home, sparking rumours of a growing connection following their recent breakups.

The actors, known for their roles as on-screen lovers Trixie Franklin and Matthew Aylward in the BBC drama, are said to be supporting each other as they navigate through their heartbreak. 

Olly, 36, who recently split from his makeup artist girlfriend of seven years, was spotted at his West London home, with Helen, 39, emerging a few hours later carrying a large bag. 

Her dog Charlie was also with her as she made her way back to her own house – ten miles away in East London. 

An onlooker told The Sun on Sunday how Olly ‘looked relaxed’ and when Helen left the premises, she looked a ‘little dishevelled’. 

Close friends: Olly was spotted at his West London home, with Helen emerging a few hours later carrying a large bag and her dog

Close friends: Olly was spotted at his West London home, with Helen emerging a few hours later carrying a large bag and her dog

The sightings have fuelled speculation about a budding bond between the two co-stars who share a close connection, despite Olly’s character reportedly being written out of the show.

An inider said: ‘It’s been a tricky year for both Helen and Olly. They have been spending a lot of time together on set, walking their dogs together and chatting a lot.

‘They both have respect for each other as actors and they are supportive of each other and dedicated to their roles on the drama. The changes in their relationships have caused a lot of upheaval.’

Mail Online has contacted Helen and Olly’s representatives for further comment. 

Helen split from her partner Jack Ashton after they first met on the set of Call The Midwife seven years prior.

She has played Trixie Franklin on the show since 2012, while Jack joined the series two years later as Tom Hereward.

The pair’s characters embarked on a romance on screen and Tom proposed to Trixie, before she ended their relationship.

In real life, the couple were said to have fallen for each other after travelling to South Africa to film the show’s 2016 Christmas Special.

Budding bond: The actors play on-screen lovers Trixie and Matthew (pictured here in 2021) despite Olly's character being written out of the show

Budding bond: The actors play on-screen lovers Trixie and Matthew (pictured here in 2021) despite Olly’s character being written out of the show

Split: Helen George split from her partner Jack Ashton in July (both pictured in March 2022) seven years after meeting on Call The Midwife

Split: Helen George split from her partner Jack Ashton in July (both pictured in March 2022) seven years after meeting on Call The Midwife

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Co-stars: Helen met Jack while they were both starring on smash hit BBC drama series Call the Midwife and started dating while filming in South Africa in 2016

Co-stars: Helen met Jack while they were both starring on smash hit BBC drama series Call the Midwife and started dating while filming in South Africa in 2016 

A year later, they welcomed their first child Wren, before their second daughter Lark was born in November 2021.

In May 2021, Helen gave a rare insight into her relationship with Jack and told how them working in the same industry helped their romance.

The pair are now focusing on co-parenting their two children. 

Before her romance with Jack, Helen was married to actor Oliver Boot for three years before they split in 2015.

She met her former partner on set of BBC drama Hotel Babylon, and the couple married in December 2012.

They confirmed they had parted ways in September 2015, saying that had separated ‘some time ago.’

Call The Midwife is set in the 1950s and 1960s in London’s East End – and focuses on a group of midwives in a nursing convent. 

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