This summer another familiar face will return to the ED to mark the 30th anniversary – paramedic Josh.

He was a cast member for 18 years between 1989 and 2007, Ian Bleasdale made his Casualty debut way back in 1989 and Josh became a close friend of Charlie Fairhead over the years.

Josh will make a comeback to Holby to celebrate Charlie’s 30 years of service, but will soon be getting his hands dirty once again as Charlie’s party is interrupted by the shocking news that Connie and her daughter Grace have been involved in a car accident and from then on the ED is awaiting news of whether they’ll be found dead or alive.

Speaking of his return, Ian said: ‘My first feeling was of slight apprehension, and the first scene of the first day I had to deal with a technically complex script! The medical advisor, Pete Salt, looked at me and said ‘Ian, you know what to do’ and I did! Great cast and crew, fantastic director and producer. I felt completely at home again and loved it.’

He will join fellow returnee Duffy, who is returning permanently this summer.

The dramatic movie episode of Casualty will air on BBC One on Saturday 27th August.