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.”