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Miranda Hart: 'Call the Midwife fans suggest I try comedy'

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Miranda Hart has revealed that she often gets told she should work in comedy.

The comedian and Miranda star says that many fans only recognise her from her role as Chummy in BBC period drama Call the Midwife, occasionally leading to awkward situations.

Miranda Hart on The Graham Norton Show

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Miranda Hart on The Graham Norton Show

Miranda Hart as Chummy in Call The Midwife Christmas Special 2013

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Miranda Hart as Chummy in Call the Midwife


Appearing on tonight's (December 20) Graham Norton Show, Hart - who won Best TV Comedy Actress at this month's British Comedy Awards - says that she tries to be polite when people make the mix-up.

She explains: "A lot of people only know me as Chummy and have said to me, 'Chummy is quite a funny character, have you thought about doing comedy?'

"I always answer politely but want to say, 'Would you buy the box set of my sitcom?!'"

The actress also discusses her upcoming 'My, What I Call, Live Show' tour, which includes two dates at London's O2 Arena.

Len Goodman, Julie Walters, Miranda Hart and Tinie Tempah on The Graham Norton Show

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Len Goodman, Julie Walters, Miranda Hart and Tinie Tempah on The Graham Norton Show


She says: "This will be the big return to stand-up in massive arenas. I have been doing warm-ups in front of 1,500 people. The O2 is 10,000.

"It's crazy, you can't prepare for that scale. I'm totally in denial but thought I would regret it massively if I didn't do it. It will be quite an experience. I hope I enjoy it. I'm excited."

Norton's other guests on tonight's programme include Julie Walters, Tinie Tempah and Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman.

When asked whether she would ever consider signing up for Strictly, Hart replies: "I love the idea of learning to dance and I'd love to get fit but I don't want to do it on telly."

The Graham Norton Show airs tonight (December 20) at 10.35pm on BBC One.

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