CASUALTY’s George Rainford has revealed Ethan Hardy’s Huntington’s disease will cause devastation in an upcoming storyline.
The actor confirmed the story will be visited after his character learned he had inherited the disease back in 2016 from his biological mother.
George told Digital Spy: “I can’t tell you exactly what happens but it’s something we’ve always talked about with the producers and the writers.
“Obviously it’s a huge part of Ethan’s life even though it’s not played out every week, but it’s a devastating and incredibly difficult disease for people to deal with, and for loved ones of those people to deal with.”
He added: “We wanted to tell it in the most authentic and honest way.
“When that story is ready to be told, I certainly as an actor, will feedback any research I’ve done, and keep having conversations with the writers and producers to make sure we tell that story properly and in the best way we can.
“Watch this space, but yes, that very sad story will be told again.”
Olivia D’Lima – who plays Fenisha in the BBC drama – has already revealed that the storyline will play a big role in her character’s pregnancy.
Fenisha found out she was pregnant back in April following a one-night stand with Ethan.
Olivia previously Digital Spy: “Ethan is clearly a family man and you’d imagine he’s already got kids.
“He loves the idea of having a baby but with his Huntington’s, he might have thought that this is something that wouldn’t happen for him.
“Obviously as the story progresses, that’s going to come up. It’s going to be an issue throughout the pregnancy and will definitely resurface.”
Next week’s episodes of Casualty will see Dylan return to the ED with a wounded shoulder from where he was shot.
In May, the hospital became embroiled in an armed siege which saw him take a bullet for Faith.
Casualty returns to screens on Saturday, July 11 on BBC One.