Barney Walsh joins cast of Casualty: 'It's a real joy to come to work every day'

Barney Walsh and his fellow Casualty newcomers credit:Bang Showbiz
Barney Walsh and his fellow Casualty newcomers credit:Bang Showbiz

'The Larkins' actor Barney Walsh is to star in 'Casualty'.

The 25-year-old star - whose father is TV presenter and comedian Bradley Walsh - has joined the cast of the BBC One medical drama alongside fellow newcomers Anna Chell, Sarah Seggari, and Eddie-Joe Robinson.

Barney, who will play accident-prone nurse Cameron, said: "It’s been an incredible experience to join the cast of 'Casualty' alongside Anna, Sarah, JJ and Eddie.

"It’s a real joy to come to work every day and play Cam.

"I can’t wait for the viewers to meet nurse Cam as he arrives at Holby and very quickly realises he might have bitten off more than he can chew!"

'The Bay' star Anna will play quick-witted and outgoing Jodie.

She said: "It’s been an absolute buzz so far, the team at 'Casualty' are so welcoming!

"Joining with the others (Eddie-Joe, Barney, Sarah Jaye) has been such a beautiful experience, we have built up a great connection and friendship - filming scenes with those guys is always a laugh.

"Jodie is a joy to play. She is fun, flirty and is always up for a night out.

"Often pushing her emotions aside with a vodka tonic! Jodie is hard-faced, strong and often let’s her brain fall out of her mouth, but despite all this she is great at her job and has quite a shock on her first shift.

"I’m so grateful to be bringing Jodie to life and I’m excited about what’s to come for her."

Sarah will portray straight-talking and confident Rida, while Eddie-Joe has joined the cast as ambitious and glory-hungry Ryan.

The four characters will be seen on screen in April and accompanied by Holby's fun-loving nurse, turned ward sister, Donna Jackson (Jaye Jacobs), who will return to the hospital to take on a new challenge.

Jaye said: "I am thrilled to be joining such a legendary show."

Jon Sen, Executive Producer of 'Casualty' for BBC Studios, added: "We are thrilled to introduce these exciting new characters to the 'Casualty' fans.

"Jodie, Cam, Rida and Ryan are a breath of fresh air - bringing hope, heart, wit, warmth and irreverence to the ED. We are sure the audience are going to love them as much we already do."