There were shocked faces all round Casualty tonight as hospital bigwig Connie Beauchamp rocked up to Holby City ED in dramatic fashion, ready to reclaim her clinical lead duties.
But what does it all mean for Dr Dylan Keogh, who’d just begun to find his feet in his new role as acting clinical lead?
Chatting to What’s on TV, William Beck, who plays Dylan, joked: “Dylan’s role as acting clinical lead was a spectacular success! He struggled initially with the meat and two veg of the job. But It’s fair to say in the end he wrestled the problem to the ground… Until he was rudely interrupted by the previous clinical lead who, miraculously, was released from prison and made her way straight back to work!”
Next week viewers will see Dylan’s confidence knocked by Connie’s return. And we can reveal this will send the normally confident doctor on a downward spiral, which threatens his morale and mental health.
William said: “His confidence in his own ability to do his job, which was relatively untouchable beforehand, is undermined. This eroding of his confidence sets Dylan up for a fall over the next few weeks. He’s going to learn a lot about himself and he won’t like what he sees!”
William added that Casualty was greatly honoured by its recent BAFTA nomination in the Continuing Drama category.
“It’s lovely to be acknowledged in the same category as the continuing dramas. We can’t realistically compete on the same level as Coronation Street or EastEnders, but what we can do is offer people a show that’s been working in the same vein for 30 years and do it in a way that hopefully continues to challenge them.
“It’s enormously gratifying to be acknowledged and I hope we continue to offer people a little of what they expect and lot of what will shock and surprise them!”
For more, read our interview with William.