Amanda Mealing is set to reprise her role as Holby City’s compelling but ruthless consultant Connie Beauchamp in Casualty.

The actress, who left Holby in 2010 after almost seven years in the medical drama, will be back in her scrubs as she joins the ED early next year as her ‘demanding but fair’ character. She later starred in Sky1HD thriller series Strike Back.

“When the idea was first proposed I was surprised to say the least. Then when I heard some of the ideas for the character, I thought it was genius,” says Amanda.

“I hope this will be as exciting for fans as it is for me. I can’t wait to get those heels back on and get to work.”