CASUALTY has won a BAFTA award for ‘Soap & Continuing Drama’ beating off competition from soaps Hollyoaks, Emmerdale and Coronation Street.
George Rainsford and Chelsea Halfpenny were in attendance at the event in London to collect the award.
George said “We’d like to thank everyone who watches the show. The doors of Holby City hospital have been open for 32 years, which is an amazing achievement, especially when you consider the dubious mortality rate of both the patients and staff there!”
Having been nominated 14 times in this category, they have only won this BAFTA title once before in 2007.
A well deserved win for Team Casualty after some fantastic storylines last year.
— George Rainsford (@georgerainsford) May 13, 2018
— catherine shipton (@cathship27) May 13, 2018
— Jason Durr (@jasedurr) May 13, 2018
Bloody ‘eck! Only went and bloody won a #bafta didn’t we! Always and forever proud to be a part of this show and member of a team that grafts tirelessly each week. So so chuffed. Thank you @BAFTA #casualty #baftawinners
— Michael Stevenson (@mikeTstevenson) May 13, 2018
— Amanda Henderson (@Amandahendrson) May 13, 2018
— CharlesVenn (@ChuckyVenn) May 13, 2018
— Lloyd Everitt (@LloydEveritt) May 16, 2018
— Crystal Yu (@MissCrystalYu) May 15, 2018
— Jason Durr (@jasedurr) May 15, 2018
— Michael Stevenson (@mikeTstevenson) May 15, 2018
Sending congratulations to all my friends at Casualty for winning the #BAFTA Award last night. Proud and honored to have been a guest on this amazing series. @BBCCasualty @dafydd_llewelyn @kerslake_agent pic.twitter.com/TjF8oVlVO9
— Sharon Gless (@SharonGless) May 14, 2018
— Emily Carey (@TheEmilyCarey) May 14, 2018
So thrilled that @BBCCasualty won the @BAFTA. This is the work of so many brilliant people but not least @ezhossington , #Lucyraffety and the rest of the remarkable producers, writers, directors, actors, crew who make the show outstanding again and again. #proudcreator
— Paul Unwin (@UnwinPaul) May 13, 2018
So chuffed for my ex Casualty chums at last nights Baftas too. An amazing team of people and long overdue!
— Lee Mead (@leemeadofficial) May 14, 2018
What an amazing evening. We genuinely never ever expected to win at @BAFTA last night but I’m so chuffed that all the hard work from every single cast, crew, and production member is finally getting recognition. I love our show and every person that works so passionately on it! https://t.co/xYCBZV1yLd
— Chelsea Halfpenny (@ChelseaHP) May 14, 2018