Casualty confirms return date and fans won't have to wait very long

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Great news for Casualty fans!

Casualty (opens in new tab) was one of the many programmes affected by lockdown, but fans won't have to wait long for its return.

The medical soap stopped airing at the end of May, but it will be back on our screens next week.

Taking to Twitter, the official account wrote, "When you hear #Casualty is back next week!"

The BBC has confirmed that new episodes will air from Saturday 11th July.

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Upcoming Casualty storylines include Jade Lovall meeting her birth mother and Charlie Fairhead returning to the ED.

So there'll be plenty of drama for fans to look forward to after all this time.

But fans of medical soaps have had plenty of Holby City to watch, with some truly heartbreaking storylines.

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On 18th March, the BBC made the difficult decision to postpone filming for the safety of cast and crew.

In a statement at the time, they wrote, "In light of the spread of COVID-19, after much consideration, it has been decided that filming on all BBC Studios continuing dramas will be postponed until further notice."

But things are slowly coming back to normal, with filming resuming across a number of our favourite soaps.

Hollyoaks has confirmed when the C4 soap will resume filming, and BBC soap EastEnders has already returned to the square after a break (opens in new tab).

Finally, beloved ITV soaps Coronation Street and Emmerdale have resumed filming too (opens in new tab).

Sadly this means there'll be a delay in new episodes, but we're sure they'll be worth the wait!

In the meantime, many soaps have aired special programmes dedicated to classic episodes and iconic moments.

We can't wait to have Casualty back on our screens again, we've missed it!

Lucy Buglass
Senior Staff Writer

Lucy joined the team in 2021, where she writes series guides for must-watch programmes, reviews and the latest TV news. Originally from Northumberland, she graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a degree in Film Studies and moved to London to begin a career writing about entertainment.

She is a Rotten Tomatoes approved film critic and has a huge passion for cinema. She especially loves horror, thriller and anything crime-related. Her favourite TV programmes include Inside No 9, American Horror Story, Stranger Things and Black Mirror but she is also partial to a quiz show or a bit of Say Yes to the Dress