Bobby Lockwood joins Casualty cast
- Bang Showbiz
- 16 December 2020
Former 'Tumble' winner Bobby Lockwood has joined he cast of 'Casualty'
Bobby Lockwood has joined the cast of 'Casualty'.
The 27-year-old actor – who previously starred in 'Waterloo Road' – is to play "charming and loveable" medic Leon North in the long-running BBC show.
He said: "I have absolutely loved playing Leon and it’s a privilege to be representing paramedics and the NHS at such a critical time.
"Covid has made our job harder, I can only imagine how difficult it must be for our actual heroes on the front line."
Loretta Preece, Series Producer of 'Casualty', has praised Bobby for having the "most extraordinary comic timing".
She said: "I am thrilled that Bobby Lockwood is joining our cast as the irrepressible paramedic Leon North.
"Bobby is adorable and has the most extraordinary comic timing.
"The 'Casualty' building has been abuzz since Bobby joined us and I am confident that the audience will take Leon to their hearts.
"While Leon often finds himself inadvertently creating comic situations, we also see his character grow through his demanding and emotional work as a paramedic. "Leon is a natural with the public, he feels things very deeply and everyone who encounters him seems to be charmed by him ... except for Connie Beauchamp, but that’s another story."
Besides his acting, Bobby is perhaps best known for beating boxer Carl Froch and Girls Aloud’s Sarah Harding to win 'Tumble' – the gymnastics-themed talent show – back in 2014.
The actor was actually visibly overcome with emotion when he was crowned the show's champion six years ago, after suffering a nasty injury during the competition.
He said at the time: "After the week we have had, we didn't even know if we would be able to perform so to actually win is mental."
Prior to that, Bobby had a starring role in the CBBC show 'Wolfblood', playing Rhydian Morris in the series.