Lofty will be sticking around the wards of Holby for a bit longer


Holby City and former Casualty star Lee Mead has announced that he’s just signed for his third year.

Lee Mead as Lofty in Holby City

Speaking on Graham Norton’s Radio 2 show today (March 23), the actor delighted listeners by confirming that Lofty won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.

“I’m still on screen – we shoot three months in advance, and I’ve just signed for a third year,” he said of how long Lofty will be sticking around.

“I just love playing Lofty, he’s a great character. I’m really happy there. We’re filming at Elstree, so it’s one hour from home back in Southend, and I’ve just got more of a life balance, and I love playing the role as well,” he shared.

“If you have a big storyline, you’re there five days a week, 12 hours a day, but you can have two, three, four weeks where you’re just off sat at home.”