Newcastle comedian lands role in BBC’s Casualty as junior doctor

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Sammy T. Dobson will be taking on the new character, Nicole Piper.

A comedian from Newcastle has landed a role in BBC’s hospital drama Casualty.

Sammy T. Dobson, who is a regular performer at Newcastle comedy club The Stand revealed via social media that she is set to star as a new character in the long-standing medical drama.

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The news of Dobson landing the role was announced by the official BBC Casualty Instagram page, who shared an image of her as her brand-new character, Nicole Piper - a brand-new Junior Doctor joining the staff.

The post was shared onto Dobson’s instagram account, and fellow North East comedians were among many congratulating her on the role. 

Carl Hutchinson wrote: “Get in! Congrats :)”, while Matt Reed wrote: “Amazing xx”

As reported by Anthea Represents, Dobson said: “Joining Casualty has felt like a dream. To become a piece of such a well-regarded part of BBC history is incredible, but to get there and find everyone to be so genuinely lovely, welcoming, and committed to making the best show possible is just wonderful."

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Sammy T. Dobson is set to star in Casualty as Nicole Piper.Sammy T. Dobson is set to star in Casualty as Nicole Piper.
Sammy T. Dobson is set to star in Casualty as Nicole Piper. | BBC Pictures

While Dobson is certainly an established comedian, she is no stranger to the acting industry either.  Dobson has appeared in small roles in both film and television, with credits including I, Daniel Blake and Byker Grove. 

She also combined her comedy and acting talents by performing in online sketches as part of The North East Comedy Hot House for Channel 4.

Dobson’s first appearance on Casualty as Nicole Piper will air on Saturday, March 30 on BBC One and BBCiPlayer.

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