Actress Suzanne Packer is reprising her role of nurse Tess Bateman for a double Christmas episode.
The special, written by Barbara Machin also sees the return of Holly Aird as Laura Merriman. Stalwart fans of the show will remember she stabbed paramedic Josh Griffiths back in Series 21.
Suzanne, was last seen in CASUALTY back in 2016 and appeared in over 480 episodes. She turns up on Charlie’s doorstep in the episode due to be aired on 4th December. Tess tells him that she is returning to the Emergency Department as a locum over the busy Christmas period. But with an evident strain on their friendship, will the duo be able to work things out?
Of her return she said, ‘I was so delighted to be asked back to CASUALTY for a couple of episodes. It was an absolute joy to work with the team again, especially Derek!’
She continued ‘Most of my scenes were with him, add that to a wonderful script by Barbara Machin and to work alongside Holly Aird, it was a dream return. I couldn’t have asked for anything more.’