Accident actress Amanda Mealing exposed major spoilers before leaving.
The 53-year-old star has played Connie Beauchamp in Casualty and Holby City for 18 years.
But the actress says her exit story won’t be a dramatic one.
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Instead, Connie will form a stronger bond with her daughter Grace.
The couple struggle to bond, but a misstep by Grace will ultimately bring them back together.
When Grace tries to save her buddy Ollie, the consequences are dire.
Her confession to her mother ultimately provokes Amanda’s departure.
Amanda says that she purposely didn’t want the outcome to be too dramatic or catastrophic.
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Speak with metroShe said, “We wanted a smooth, human, character-led story to be why Connie was leaving.
“I just found it nice to be able to do that and to walk away quietly. Connie is such a dynamic character that we expect big things to happen, but I wanted it to be a quiet goodbye. “
Why is Amanda leaving Mealing Casualty?
Amanda has said she is leaving Casualty because she wants a well-deserved break.
The actress and director says she has been a workaholic for years and is now determined to get some R&R.
Meanwhile, speaking to Lorraine Kelly, she said it was a great honor to cover pandemic stories.
And ultimately, she feels that her character has now served its purpose.
She said of Lorraine: “It was a great honor to be able to do this and, as I said, you hear from the medical professionals who think we did it right.
“I think that was one of the reasons I thought I had done the best I can with Connie and the show at that point.”
Will Connie Beauchamp return to Casualty?
Connie insisted that she just take a break from the show.
And that the door remains open to an expected return.
Indeed, Deborah Sathe, Senior Head of Content Production at Holby City and Casualty said, “We will miss Amanda as head of ED Connie. Connie guided the ED, their team, and our casualty audience through COVID.
“The quest to restore Casualty to our screens has not been easy, and we are grateful to Amanda and the entire team for delivering some of the most extraordinary episodes Casualty has ever aired. We look forward to seeing Connie back on our screens in due course. “
When does Connie’s Exit episode run?
The episode will air tonight (Saturday 3 April) at 8:20 p.m. on BBC One.
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