Everything you need to know about Helen George

Everything you need to know about Helen George

The actress is best known for playing Trixie Franklin in Call the Midwife, as well as taking part in Strictly Come Dancing.


How old is Helen George?

Helen was born in 1984 and is currently 33 years old.

Has Helen George had her baby?


Yes! A lovely little girl who arrived so early she was able to attend her own baby shower! Helen took to Instagram to thank her friends and family for the party, and shared photos of herself and partner Jack Ashton holding their new little bundle of joy while cutting a cake. [pics taken from Helen's Instagram page]

What's Helen George and Jack Ashton's baby called?

Their little bundle of joy has the sweetest name - Wren Ivy! 

The face of a tired new dad!

The face of a tired new dad!


Is Helen George pregnant?

She was! Excitingly she arrived at the recent TV Choice awards heavily pregnant, which was a surprise for fans. We don't know how she managed to keep it under wraps for eight months.

Helen George and Jack Ashton (and baby makes three!)

She’s now in a relationship with Jack Ashton, who plays Rev Tom Hereward, having joined in series 3 of Call the Midwife. Of course, as any Call the Midwife fan will know, it’s a funny situation as their characters on the show were also in a relationship, and then split up, while Helen and Jack are still going strong. It doesn't seem to have bothered them though, and the two have just had their first child.

Are Helen George and Jack Ashton engaged?

Take a closer look at the photos of the happy family, and you might notice a ring on a certain finger that's been causing fans some excitement! No official announcement has been made yet though.

Helen George in Call the Midwife


Helen was cast as Trixie Franklin from the very first series of Call the Midwife, and is still in the show as we approach series 7. She was anxious about working along stalwarts Pam Ferris and Jenny Agutter, so she made sure to train in the medical techniques of the 1950s – adorably practising ‘birthing’ her Yorkshire terrier!

Helen George in Strictly Come Dancing


Just after announcing her divorce, Helen threw herself into series 13 of Strictly Come Dancing and was partnered with Alijaz Skorjanec, finishing in 6th place. Their highest scoring dance was the Viennese Waltz.

When did Helen George leave Strictly?

She was eliminated in week 11 of Strictly Come Dancing – Musicals Week.

What else has Helen George appeared in?


Helen has also appeared in Hotel Babylon, The Three Musketeers, Scar Tissue, Doctors, 7 Lives and The Extraordinary Adventures of G. A. Henty.

Helen George: marathon woman!

Helen has always been sporty – as a child she wanted to be a long jumper or a football manager. So it’s no surprise that she’s still in great shape, and completed the London Marathon in 2015.

Helen George and Oliver Boot

Helen and actor Oliver Boot met on the set of Hotel Babylon in 2008 and quickly became an item, getting married in 2012.

Is Helen George married?

No, Helen was married to actor Oliver Boot for three years. But (perhaps because of the famous ‘Strictly curse’) the pair decided to divorce in September 2015.

Who are Helen George's parents?

Helen's father is Timothy George. Her mother is Kathryn George who was a script writer for Hollyoaks, Doctors and Emmerdale.