Duffy’s back… Permanently!
Original and beloved Casualty nurse ‘Duffy’ is returning home to Holby A&E, BBC One has confirmed.
Cathy Shipton will initially return for a cameo role as ‘Lisa Duffin’ for Casualty’s 1000th episode on Sunday 26 June, which sees Duffy pop down from the obstetrics and gynaecology department, revealing to Charlie that she left her husband and children in New Zealand and is back working as an agency nurse in Holby. Duffy is then welcomed back to the show permanently in August as she reunites with the Holby Emergency Department team.
Cathy Shipton comments: “After returning last year for episodes one and two of series 30, many asked if Duffy was sticking around long-term and I replied ‘the door is wonderfully wide open!’. Well the response was so positive that I’ve stepped right through and am thrilled to be back on the show.
“The future looks very exciting for Duffy both professionally and personally, and I am equally excited to be working with such a talented and creative team of actors, writers, directors and producers.”
Casualty Executive Producer, Oliver Kent, adds: “All of us at Casualty are incredibly excited that the fabulous Cathy Shipton has agreed to bring Duffy back to the Emergency Department. We know that our viewers loved her brief return last year and now it’s completely thrilling to have her with us full-time. The dream team of Charlie and Duffy are back together again. Long live CHUFFY.”
Launched in 1986, Casualty is the longest-running emergency medical drama series in the world, celebrating 30 years of broadcasting this August on BBC One. The series is made and filmed in Wales by BBC Cymru Wales.