Is Jack Ashton leaving Call the Midwife?
According to Jack: "Tom gets an offer that may allow him to deal with his grief away from Poplar. He's hanging up his dog collar for a bit."
Despite this, Jack has left the door open for a possible return to the programme in the future.
Speaking to TV Times magazine, he shared: "He could be back in the series after next but we shall see."
Part of the reason for his decision is his new baby girl - Wren - who was born last year to co-star and girlfriend Helen George. He's set to take over childminding duties while she continues in Call the Midwife as Trixie.
We're really going to miss him and poor Barbara!
Who is Jack Ashton in Call the Midwife?
Jack plays Rev Tom Hereward. Tom first appeared on Call the Midwife in series three as the new Poplar curate. Since his arrival, he had a relationship with Trixie, played by Helen George before their engagement was broken off in series four. He then began a relationship with Nurse Barbara Gilbert and the pair got married at the end of series six.
Does Jack Ashton have a wife?
He isn't married but he has a girlfriend who you may know. Jack is currently in a relationship with Call the Midwife co-star, Helen George.
Is Jack Ashton on Instagram?
Yes, he shares many photos of him and his family on Instagram as well as behind the scenes photos of TV series and films he is acting in. He also shares plenty of photos of his adorable dog.
Does Jack Ashton have any children?
Yes, Helen George recently gave birth to their baby daughter, Wren.
Where is Jack Ashton from?
He was born in Bristol but currently lives in London.
Has Jack Ashton been in Broadchurch?
Yes, as well as appearing in Call the Midwife he's also starred in some of our other favourite dramas.
What else has Jack Ashton been in?
You may also have seen Jack in Endeavour, Holby City and the Children In Need special of Strictly Come Dancing.