Casualty star Jaye Griffiths: 'I love blood!' (VIDEO)

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Could medicine-loving Jaye Griffiths' new role in Casualty be the most perfect appointment ever?

The Bill and Doctors star Jaye recently joined the long-running medical drama as consultant Elle Gardner. Chatting to What’s on TV, Jaye revealed she loves blood, medical procedures and seeing inside people!

Jaye said: "Please don't take this the wrong way but I love it. I love watching operations. I could watch them all day.

"I went to the hospital and did my research. They let me go to any theatre I wanted to and have a look from the gallery. I love medical dramas!

"To see inside a human – immense privilege! When you watch a CT scan you are seeing the image of someone's brain. The seat of their soul, their thought – I think that's amazing!"

This isn’t Jaye's first time working on Casualty. She had a memorable guest role back in 1993 in an episode called Kill or Cure…

“I'm in one of those It'll Be Alright on the Night's for Casualty, I think. We were doing an intense scene and the shelf collapsed behind us! We were four actors not quite knowing what to do. I thought – what kind of hospital is this?"

For the full interview with Casualty's latest recruit watch the video, above...

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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.


As well as active involvement in the WTW family’s social media accounts, she has been known to get chatty on the red carpet and wander into the odd podcast. 

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