Casualty newcomer Jason Durr: ‘A David and Dylan bromance is certainly on the cards!’

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First shifts on Casualty are notoriously difficult, usually involving car crashes and clashes of personality. Tonight’s Casualty had it all with the arrival of nervy new nurse David Hide...

When the ED’s resident eccentric doctor, Dylan Keogh, called David an 'odd fish' at the end of the shift, What’s on TV couldn’t help thinking – could this be the beginning of a beautiful, if weird, new friendship?

So we asked former Heartbeat star Jason Durr, whether he thought his new Casualty character, David Hide, could be on the verge of striking up a bromance with Dylan!

Jason said: “I think that’s certainly on the cards. They’re both very similar and yet remarkably different, which I think makes for great TV drama. There’s a wonderful story to mine with Dylan and David.”

David had quite a bit of trouble during his first shift on the Casualty wards. And it didn’t help he hardly said a word to his new colleagues throughout. But one thing that did emerge was the revelation that, although David may not have nursed for a while – for reasons as yet unknown – he’s very good at his job.

Jason explained: “David’s a brilliant nurse. The fact he doesn’t speak very much may have surprised a few people, but he’s an all-round good guy - funny, shy and awkward.”

Jason hinted there’s a lot more to come with Casualty’s newest staff member: “Yet underneath all that he’s not quite what you think he is. He could be a livewire!”

Whatever David’s hiding, one thing’s certain, his interactions with Dylan (William Beck) are bound to be colourful.

Jason laughed: “For Dylan to turn around and call David an odd-ball… That’s the pot calling the kettle black there! David won’t go out of his way to make friends, but there’s an incredibly empathetic side to him. He knows what pain is all about.”

Let us know in the comments below what you think of the Double Ds’ budding new friendship. Are Dylan and David a match made in Casualty heaven?

For more check out our interview with Jason.


Elaine Reilly
Writer for TV Times, What’s On TV, TV & Satellite Week and What To Watch

With twenty years of experience as an entertainment journalist, Elaine writes for What’s on TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite Week and covering a variety of programs from gardening and wildlife to documentaries and drama.


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After a day of previewing TV, writing about TV and interviewing TV stars, Elaine likes nothing than to relax… by watching TV.