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Casualty unveils four new characters and a returning face


Casualty unveils four new characters and a returning face

Casualty unveils four new characters and a returning face

Casualty has revealed a quartet of new signings.

Barney Walsh, Anna Chell, Sarah Seggari and Eddie-Joe Robinson have all joined the cast of the medical drama.

Barney has been cast as Cameron, who has a tendency to be accident prone, which isn’t a desirable trait for an ED worker. As a perpetual fish out of water who lacks self-confidence, Cam arrives at Holby to discover that he might have taken on more than he can handle.

Barney Walsh said:

“It’s been an incredible experience to join the cast of Casualty alongside Anna, Sarah, JJ and Eddie. It’s a real joy to come to work every day and play Cam. I can’t wait for the viewers to meet nurse Cam as he arrives at Holby and very quickly realises he might have bitten off more than he can chew!”

Anna plays the quick-witted and outgoing Jodie, whose plans for a fresh start at the hospital are soon shattered after she meets a figure from her past. Jodie will soon find it difficult to keep her personal and professional lives separate.

Anna Chell said:

“It’s been an absolute buzz so far, the team at Casualty are SO welcoming! Joining with the others (Eddie-Joe, Barney, Sarah & Jaye) has been such a beautiful experience, we have built up a great connection and friendship – filming scenes with those guys is always a laugh!

“Jodie is hard-faced, strong & often let’s her brain fall out of her mouth, but despite all this she is great at her job and has quite a shock on her first shift!”

Sarah joins as straight-talking and confident Rida. She has no time for fools and knows exactly what she wants. Will she be able to keep her walls up, or will this new challenge reveal her soft side?

Sarah Seggari said:

“It is an honour to play the first hijab wearing Muslim nurse on Casualty. I cannot wait to show the viewers who Rida is, she is the strength and the mother in the group. She has no problem putting people in their place even if it might come across a bit abrasive but will always stay loyal to her friends. At her core she is a carer and wants to help, this is at the forefront every time she has a patient to work with, even if it sometimes isn’t to protocol. She has a fire behind her that I hope you enjoy!”

Eddie-Joe  joins as ambitious and glory-hungry Ryan, Mr Popular at school who soon gets a wakeup call working in a busy ED.

Eddie-Joe Robinson said:

“Joining Casualty has been such a fantastic experience. Straight away I’ve felt like a part of the family, and coming in alongside JJ, Sarah, Anna and Barney has made it all the more special. From Ryan you can expect a lot fun and banter with his fellow nurses, which he sometimes takes a bit too far… He’s self-assured to the point of cocky, and when this combines with his ambitious nature it can definitely place him in hot water. Beneath the bravado there’s a softer side to him though, and I like to think he’s often a little misunderstood!”

The four new characters will be seen on screen in April, and will be accompanied by a familiar face who returns to the hospital to take on a new challenge. Holby’s fun-loving nurse, turned ward sister, Donna Jackson (Jaye Jacobs), will be seen again in the ED department,

The character was a regular fixture in sister show Holby City between 2004-2011 and 2017-2022, and appeared in Casualty in 2010 and 2019.

Jaye said of reprising her role as Donna: “I am thrilled to be joining such a legendary show.”

Jon Sen, Executive Producer of Casualty for BBC Studios said:

“We are thrilled to introduce these exciting new characters to the Casualty fans. Jodie, Cam, Rida and Ryan are a breath of fresh air – bringing hope, heart, wit, warmth and irreverence to the ED. We are sure the audience are going to love them as much we already do.”

Casualty is a BBC Studios Continuing Drama production for BBC One and iPlayer and continues on Saturdays.

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