Casualty and Coronation Street star Stirling Gallacher, 49, said she wanted her two characters to look different on the respective shows, but said she couldn’t dye her hair due to having a “severe allergy”. “They are a solid couple,” she added to The Metro. Stirling Gallacher says: "I am entirely delighted to be joining the longest-running emergency medical drama television series in the world… what’s not to be thrilled about! Coronation Street actor Stirling Gallacher will be making her Casualty debut tonight as Ffion, Jan (Di Botcher)’s police officer wife. In Casualty, she plays Jan Jenning's [played by Di Botcher] wife Ffion, while in Coronation Street she portrays the character of Paula Martin. See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, MORE: Casualty spoilers: Tragic memories resurface for Lev. Soap fans will know that Stirling is a regular on Corrie, where she’s played lawyer Paula since 2018. newspaper archive. The added bonus is of course the folk that work on this fantastic show, I could not have felt more personally welcomed or professionally supported in what is often a bit of a nerve wracking build up to your first days filming. In recent weeks, she returned to the soap to defend Yasmeen Metcalfe (Shelley King) in court. Coronation Street actor Stirling Gallacher will be making her Casualty debut tonight as Ffion, Jan (Di Botcher)’s police officer wife. On the cobbles, the actress caused a stir on the street when she had a fling with Sophie Webster (played by Brooke Vincent).

Casualty returns to BBC One tonight at 8.25pm. Tonight, Stirling’s character Ffion will make her first appearance on the day of her and Jan's wedding anniversary. Ffion turns up to greet her wife with a nice present, but soon realises she hasn’t got anything in return. Stirling has started filming and will be on screens in Casualty from late Spring. Stirling Gallacher: Casualty actress opened up about her 'severe' hair dye allergy, Stirling Gallacher: Casualty actress as Jan Jenning's wife Ffion, Andrea McLean 'chokes back tears' after new project move, Stirling Gallacher: Casualty actress said she wears a red wig on set, Stirling Gallacher joined Coronation Street as Paula Martin in 2018, Lorraine Kelly reveals heartbreaking family reason behind her TV break, Eamonn Holmes questions ‘him or me’ after Lucy Alexander revelation, Carol Kirkwood: BBC Breakfast star’s brutal swipe amid row over future, Gethin Jones admits The One Show hosting 'disappointment'. Jan has a huge and terrifying story coming up in the next series where Ross comes into her life again - and given that Ross is pretty dodgy and Ffion is a police officer, it’s all going to get pretty turbulent!”.

Casualty is next on tonight at 8:25 on BBC One. Stirling is best known for playing Georgina Woodson in the BBC daytime series Doctors. It's a real bummer, because I love colouring my hair. Casualty is a BBC Studios production and airs on Saturdays on BBC One. order back issues and use the historic Daily Express She revealed: "When I went into Casualty, I wanted to make sure that Ffion looked as little like Paula [Martin, her Coronation Street character] as she could - which is why my hair is now red. I am entirely delighted to be joining the longest-running emergency medical drama television series in the world… what’s not to be thrilled about! Stirling joined the BBC medical drama back in February after joining Coronation Street in 2018. Piers Morgan children: How many children does Piers have? Stirling Gallacher will be leaving Corrie after two years Credit: Rex Features. “I thought I’d get to play a paediatric consultant or ward sister, so it was a curveball to be offered a police sergeant, but an equally lovely role. "Well actually, it's a wig, as I'm quite severely allergic to hair dye. Find out more », Changing Rooms star still livid at Linda Barker for destroying her £6K teapot collection, BBC One's Roadkill: Time, episodes and cast, GBBO star Dave Friday becomes father for first time as he welcomes son Ronnie. Ffion soon becomes aware that her wife didn’t have plans to go out with her and gets shut out of the evening completely. Express. ", She added of viewers: “I don't want them to constantly feel as if they're looking at somebody they were watching on the telly yesterday. Corrie fans will likely be relieved to know that Stirling has not left Coronation Street. She also memorably played the Prime Minister’s wife in Little Britain and has most recently been seen as Paula Martin in Coronation Street. Follow Metro across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Stirling Gallacher joins the cast of BBC One’s Casualty as police officer Ffion, who is wife of the well-loved paramedic Jan, played by Di Botcher. She also had a one-night stand with Tracy Barlow (played by Kate Ford). Includes exclusive content, spoilers and interviews before they're seen on the site.

The multi-tasking actor will be juggling both her roles as Paula and Ffion. Read about our approach to external linking. Home of the Daily and Sunday Express. Her sudden appearance on a completely different soap will no doubt also have fans wondering whether she’s left the cobbles for good…. In Casualty, we’ll come to see that Jan and Ffion’s marriage is essentially happy, but this is soapland after all, so that naturally can’t be all there is to it. “She’s called Ffion Talbot and she’s married to paramedic Jan Jenning [Di Botcher]. I look forward to many happy hours on Ffion Morgan's pretend beat.”, Simon Harper, Executive Producer of Casualty and Holby City, says: “The audience may recall a single, somewhat loaded reference last year from Jan’s son Ross to her wife Ffion and the kids back home - so we’ve had her off-screen marriage up our sleeve for some time now and are really excited to explore it - not least with an actor as distinguished as Stirling, whom we are thrilled to welcome to the Casualty company, playing alongside the brilliant Di Botcher.

Who is in the cast of Strictly Come Dancing 2020? To make up for the mishap, Jan swiftly tells her wife she has booked a fancy restaurant. ", READ MORE: James Jordan inundated with support after heartbreaking news. James Jordan inundated with support after heartbreaking news, Monty Don: Gardeners' World host issues warning after shock discovery, Kate Garraway: Peter Andre's wife addresses star’s husband’s health, Adam frost wife: Inside Gardener's World presenter's family, Carol Vorderman acknowledges 'enormous behind' as she reveals mishap, Kelly Preston: Brother of Travolta's wife discusses her final moments, Kevin Clifton talks Strictly return on one condition. She tries to make an effort for their anniversary, but will it be enough for Ffion? STIRLING GALLACHER - who makes her debut as police officer Ffion in the BBC medical drama Casualty tonight - has opened up about why she wears a red wig on set. Coronation Street’s Samia Longchambon hints at unhappy ending for Maria and Gary, Coronation Street Geoff Metcalfe actor releases beautiful song to raise money for domestic abuse charity, Coronation Street spoilers: 39 new images reveal huge return, child disappearance horror and affair showdown, Casualty spoilers: Tragic memories resurface for Lev.

Conflict lingers on the horizon for the pair because dutiful Jan can’t help but put her career as a paremedic before her wife. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Paula eventually brought things to an end with Sophie in October 2019 and encouraged Sally Webster’s daughter to go travelling without her. We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. "It's a real bummer, because I love colouring my hair. Coronation Street spoilers: Stunned Tim Metcalfe is accused of a gay affair. Stirling Gallacher joins the cast of BBC One’s Casualty as police officer Ffion, who is wife of the well-loved paramedic Jan, played by Di Botcher. In her interview with Inside Soap Magazine, she added: "They're very slick shows, and both roles are really different, so that makes it easy to dip in and out of each.". The actress previously said of her new role: “When my agent said that Casualty had called, I said, ‘Yes!’, DON'T MISS...Monty Don: Gardeners' World host issues warning after shock discovery [INSTAGRAM]Kate Garraway: Peter Andre's wife addresses star’s husband’s health [HEALTH UPDATE]Adam frost wife: Inside Gardener's World presenter's family [FAMILY LIFE]. Coronation Street spoilers: Oliver’s sad death splits Leanne and Nick forever?