'Call the Midwife's Jack Ashton finds it "confusing" dating Helen George.

Helen George

Helen George

The couple found love while shooting the drama series in South Africa last year but thought it was really weird when they had to play out a break up between his character Reverend Tom Hereward and the blonde beauty's alter ego Nurse Trixie on screen.

Speaking on 'Lorraine' on Wednesday (18.01.17), host Lorraine Kelly said: "In the show you were dating Nurse Trixie (Helen)... now you're dating Nurse Gilbert (Charlotte Ritchie)... but in real life you're dating Helen. Is it confusing?"

To which he replied: "That's the confusing bit. As long as I know where we're going..."

Things heated up between Jack and Helen last April when they jetted abroad to shoot the festive special, which hit screens last month, because of the long hours they spent together.

He said: "It blossomed in South Africa.. It's the long hours. It's where you meet people."

Helen first joined the show in 2012, while Jack made his debut in series three in 2014.

This is the first time Helen has had a boyfriend - in the public eye - since she split from her husband Oliver Boot, whom she married in 2012, two years ago.

A representative for the 32-year-old stat announced the news in a statement that read: "I can confirm that Helen separated from her husband some time ago."

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