FIRST LOOK: Charles 'Chucky' Venn in Casualty!

(Image credit: BBC/Alistair Heap)

Charles Venn has revealed that not everyone (on or off-screen!) is going to like his new character in Casualty, nurse Jacob Masters...

What's on TV can reveal nurse Jacob Masters is definitely going to turn heads when he races into the Holby City ED carrying his ill friend and starts demanding someone treats her!

Charles said: 'It's the Marmite situation. Some people will really like him, his confidence and bolshie, charismatic energy. Others will be irked by it! There's no grey area with Jacob Masters. You either like him or you don't!'

Best known for his role as Ray Dixon in EastEnders (2012–13) Charles - known then as Chucky - starred as Bianca Butcher's ex boyfriend and father to her son, Morgan. 

He's also appeared in trashy British telly classics Dream Team and Footballers wives, and Hollywood blockbuster The Bourne Ultimatum.

Find out whether you’re a Jacob-hater or a Jacob-lover when he bursts onto our screens in BBC1's Casualty on Saturday July 18.

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.