It has been announced that former Holby City star Amanda Mealing is joining the cast of Casualty.

The 46-year-old actress, who played Consultant Connie Beauchamp in the medical drama between 2004 and 2010, is set to reprise the role in Casualty.

According to The Sun, Connie will join the hospital's casualty department as a "demanding but fair consultant".

Mealing said: "When the idea was first proposed I was surprised to say the least. Then when I heard some of the ideas for the character, I thought it was genius."

She added: "I hope this will be as exciting for fans as it is for me. I can't wait to get those heels back on and get to work."