"Lee will be playing the most adorable character - I think he'll be the new Abs. Lee is probably the nicest guy in showbusiness; he has this completely ego-free quality that comes across in his performance. We basically wrote the part for him once we learned that Daniel Anthony wanted to go. We thought: we need a youngish male nurse; do you think we could get Lee Mead? And we did. So we've written the part around him."
He started filming last November, with a break for panto in Plymouth before returning to the set at the end of January, and after a long day of press interviews on 12 February, Lee was finally able to confirm on Twitter when his first episode as Lofty would be broadcast...
The BBC later released a promo video (right) to introduce Lofty and give a glimpse behind the scenes of his first few days' filming.
Pleased to announce that my first episode as Lofty in Casualty will be Saturday 1st March! #BBC1— Lee Mead (@leemeadofficial) February 12, 2014
So for your additional viewing pleasure, there are a few screencaps and a download also available, while details of all Lee's episodes can be found at HOLBY & CASUALTY INDEX.
Last udpated: 1 December 2014