Actress Amanda Mealing, who plays Connie Beauchamp in Casualty has sparked concern among fans with a tweet that teases she might be leaving the show.
Connie has recently been diagnosed with a rare heart tumour and Saturday’s episode saw her refuse treatment for her condition.
It left fans fearful that Connie going to be killed off, and Amanda’s comment on Twitter a few days earlier hasn’t helped ease their worries.
She wrote: “And that, ladies and gentlemen, is that! It’s been emotional. No! Really, it’s been emotional. See you on the other side! Xx.”
Fans were quick to speculate that that, coupled with Connie’s shock diagnosis, meant she was definitely leaving the show.
“Well that’s not reassuring at all,” commented one person.
Another added: “Please elaborate and save your many many fans from some emotional distress.”
“Wait…… what does this mean!!!!????” a third begged to know.
Viewers were left reeling last week when Connie’s diagnosis came back to say she was suffering from the tumour and that was what had been affecting her breathing.
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But on Saturday she got the news everyone was fearing: the tumour is most likely to be malignant.
Knowing treatment is her best option, it was after speaking to Ethan who, without knowing the full situation, told her: “We’d be lost without you”, that she made a startling decision.
Putting in the call to her consultant, Connie told him she wouldn’t be having any treatment and wanted no intervention in her condition at all.
Fans were distraught as they flooded Twitter, begging the doctor to change her mind.
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And there were many who were so upset at the prospect she might leave the show that they threatened to switch off.