Holby City Welcomes Lee Mead & Jaye Jacobs

BBC One has announced that Lee Mead is set to reprise his Casualty character Ben ‘Lofty’ Chiltern on the Keller Ward of Holby City.

Last year viewers saw Lofty leaving Casualty after resigning from his post to retrain as a bereavement counsellor in palliative care and head to Australia for a break. However, is he still running away from his problems?

Lee Mead, says: “I’m really excited to be coming back as Lofty, I’ve missed him! I’m looking forward to being in a new part of the Holby hospital and seeing what it has in store for him next.”

In other Holby news, Jaye Jacobs is coming back as nurse Donna Jackson, who left in 2011. With her new footballer husband and expensive car, she says that she is just being a Good Samaritan by returning to work. But is all as it seems?

Meanwhile, Ayesha Dharker (Waterloo Road) joins the cast as tough but compassionate general surgeon Ms Nina Karnik, and David Ajao (EastEnders) is the new F1 and boyishly enthusiastic Dr. Damon Ford.

Lee, Jaye, Ayesha and David all start filming at Holby City over the next couple of weeks in episodes to air this Spring.