Patsy Kensit will RETURN to Holby City as Faye Morton for 20th anniversary special… almost ten years after she left the show
Patsy Kensit is set to reprise her role as Faye Morton in Holby City after nine years away from the medical drama, BBC revealed on Wednesday.
The actress, 51, will also joined by her former co-star Luke Roberts, who will play Joseph Byrne once more for one episode to celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary.
Faye and Joseph’s return to the hospital wards won’t be without its woes, though, as the former is set to come up against her nemesis and former love rival Jac Naylor (Rosie Marcel) once they arrive.
They’re back! Patsy Kensit will RETURN to Holby City for 20th anniversary special alongside Luke Roberts, it was revealed on Wednesday… almost ten years after she left the show
The trio of characters have had quite the turbulent history together, and so it’s clear that things won’t bode well for them when an event leaves their lives on the line.
Of her exciting return to the show, Patsy said: ‘It’s a great honour to be asked back. As soon as I got the script I sat down and read it as fast as I could, which shows what a gripping episode it’s going to be.
‘Faye has changed quite a lot, it’s very feisty and there are lots of surprises! It’s also really exciting to be working with Rosie and Luke again; we always had a fantastic time together on set and that’s not changed at all.’
Drama: Faye and Joseph’s return to the hospital wards won’t be without its woes, though, as the former is set to come up against her nemesis and former love rival Jac Naylor
While Luke explained of his character: ‘Actors take jobs for a number of reasons. Pay the bills, learn the craft, further the career, tackle a challenging role.
‘Holby City ticked all of those boxes when I had the good fortune to join the cast in 2005. For five years it provided me with a much needed community of artists and technicians who always made me feel at home. It really was like a family.’
The actor went on to discuss how happy he was to see his former co-stars again, as he added: ‘It’s been an absolute joy to slip back into the surgical scrubs, see so many familiar faces and reconnect.’
Simon Harper, Executive Producer of Holby City, explained that the special episode will be ‘a particularly nostalgic and exciting treat’ for fans of the show.
Can’t wait: Of her exciting return, Patsy said: ‘Faye has changed quite a lot, it’s very feisty and there are lots of surprises! It’s also really exciting to be working with Rosie and Luke again’
Going on to discuss how Joseph was once the love of Jac’s life, he said that the very act of returning with Faye is the ‘ultimate insult’ for the medical professional.
He explained: ‘Continuing our current trend to go off format where story earns it, this unique episode concentrates entirely on this classic Darwin trio with all their past tensions and rivalries bubbling to the surface, leaving poor Fletch having a lot of catching up to do!’
‘It’s both exciting and emotional to welcome Luke and Patsy back to the Holby company – we feel so lucky and privileged to have wooed them back to celebrate the show’s history, and I cannot wait for this gripping and darkly comic story to hit the screen.’
The special episode is set to air in Autumn this year, and Holby City continues every Tuesday at 8 pm on BBC One.
Big event: The special episode is set to air in Autumn this year, and Holby City continues every Tuesday at 8 pm on BBC One