Casualty fans may have felt their heart rates go up and their spirits go down this week, as one of the show’s favourite cast members has hinted that they’ve left the show.
Actor George Rainsford, who plays Ethan Hardy, sparked speculation on Twitter when he posted a series of mysterious tweets, suggesting that he’s no longer filming on set.
And fans were quick to voice their sadness about his possibility departure.
George, 35, revealed to his 39,700 Twitter followers that he has left Cardiff – where Casualty is filmed.
He wrote: “Goodbye Cardiff! Until the next time. Also, I’m coming off Twitter for a bit. Not forever, but… I’ll see you again soon. Just don’t be offended if I don’t reply. Be kind to each other.”
In another tweet on the same day (Tuesday 20 March), George told a disappointed fan hoping to meet him at the studios: “I’m not here anymore sorry.”
Goodbye Cardiff! Until the next time. Also, I’m coming off Twitter for a bit. Not forever, but… I’ll see you again soon. Just don’t be offended if I don’t reply. Be kind to each other xx
— George Rainsford (@georgerainsford) March 20, 2018
Fans reacted in their droves, jumping to the obvious conclusion that he’s left the popular BBC medical drama.
One said: “Please don’t leave casualty I don’t know how I will be able to turn on the tv every Saturday without you’re shiny smile!”
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Another said: “Do you think he’s actually leaving or is he just taking a break from the show and Twitter? Im so confused by what this tweet means.”
A sad TV viewer added: “Please don’t leave casualty my heart couldn’t handle it.”
— BBC Casualty (@BBCCasualty) March 16, 2018
In the newly released Casualty Spring trailer, Ethan’s storylines seem to take a dramatic turn as he’s seen kissing a woman – and it’s NOT his recent flame Alicia.
Meanwhile, Alicia is seen crying and burning important-looking papers… What could it all mean?
We also see consultant Ethan having a heated discussion with Connie Beauchamp, who has returned to Casualty after her cancer treatment.
She tells him: “We do not get involved in patient’s lives. That’s just not what we do here.”
Ethan angrily replied: “What do we do here?”
While Casualty have denied that George’s character Ethan is leaving, we have to agree with his Twitter fans and ask then why all the mystery…?
Care to clarify George?
Casualty continues on Saturday 24 March on BBC One at 8.20pm.
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