Former Casualty actor Lee Mead is set to resurrect the role of his well-known 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, despite his return, 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.”

Simon Harper, Acting Executive Producer for Holby City and Casualty, adds: “I’m beyond excited to have Lee make the trip upstairs as Lofty. Keller Ward is going through some dark times, so Lofty’s trademark warmth and kindness will come at just the right moment.”

Lee will start filming soon and will appear on screen this Spring.