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The doors to The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow are set to open once again, as Emma Willis returns to her role as maternity care assistant (MCA) in a third series of W’s hit show.

Emma Willis said: ‘I am so excited to be back!! I can’t believe how long it’s been since I worked a shift with the wonderful team at The Princess Alexandra Hospital. The staff are still very much on the frontline and, although there is a return to some sort of normality for many of us, I’m sure there will still be lots of challenges for us to work around whilst filming on the busy maternity unit.’

After a three year gap caused by the pandemic, Emma is about to return to the frontline of the busy maternity unit and provide care and support to the many mums-to-be that head through their doors. Her colleagues have faced two challenging years during the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring that they provide high quality care whilst keeping everyone safe.

Emma will need some refresher training to bring her back up to speed on her duties as an MCA and, now that her pals Val and Nagmeh have retired, she’ll have to make some new friends and show her bosses that she’s got what it takes.

As well as working on the ward, Emma will be experiencing what it’s like to work in the community with home births, plus she’ll learn more about one of the most difficult aspects that the maternity team deal with – providing support to expectant mothers and families who lose their babies

UKTV's Helen Nightingale said: ‘I’m so pleased we can finally get Emma Willis back on the maternity unit with the brilliant team at The Princess Alexandra Hospital. It’s been an incredibly challenging couple of years for them, but this feels like a perfect time to get another slice of the warmth and joy that this award-winning series offers.’

Jes Wilkins, Firecracker Films, said: ‘We were two weeks away from filming this series in March 2020 when lockdown happened. It’s very emotional that finally Emma will be getting her uniform on again for this much loved series. I just want to thank Emma, UKTV and everyone at the hospital for their patience over this uniquely challenging and frustrating period.’

Emma Willis: Delivering Babies will return to W later this year. All episodes from previous series are now available on UKTV Play.


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