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Arin Smethurst has joined the cast of Casualty to play Sah, the show’s first transgender character in a continuing role.

Sah’s character is transgender and non-binary and will join the paramedic team alongside Jan played by Di Botcher, Teddy, the character of Milo Clarke and Iain, who is portrayed by Michael Stevenson, in the hit medical drama.

Upon signing, non-binary Arin said, “I am honored to join the spectacular Casualty family as a brilliant new paramedic! “I’m so excited to represent this transgender, non-binary, salty but fiercely compassionate character.”

Lead role: Arin Smethurst has joined the cast of Casualty to play Sah, the show’s first transgender character in a continuing role

A BBC press release describes Sah as: “A cool character who never wants to be seen trying too hard or showing his feelings…

“But they soon meet their partner while working with boss Jan, who suspects that a big heart is lurking somewhere inside their icy exterior. ”

On the hopes of raising awareness with the role, Arin continued, “I hope they are not only well received, but also a source of awareness for those who have never met someone like me. I can’t wait for you to meet Sah! ‘

Deborah Sathe, Senior Executive Producer of Casualty and Holby City, said, “We are delighted to welcome Arin to the Casualty family and to launch our new Sah paramedic to the Saturday night audience….

Trailblazer: The character Sah is transgender and non-binary and will join the paramedic team alongside Jan played by Di Botcher, Teddy, (right) the character of Milo Clarke, and Iain, who is portrayed by Michael Stevenson, in the drama successful medical

Trailblazer: The character Sah is transgender and non-binary and will join the paramedic team alongside Jan played by Di Botcher, Teddy, (right) the character of Milo Clarke, and Iain, who is portrayed by Michael Stevenson, in the drama successful medical

‘Sah will embark on all manner of professional adventures while masking his own personal grief. In a world where our privacy is something to be cherished, will Sah be able to keep theirs?

Fans of the show were quick to greet the news after it was announced on Twitter.

Users of the microblogging site wrote, “Great news, well done Casualty. It’s great to see television become more representative of the world as it is now… Good luck to Arin!… Great news and congratulations to Arin… Great news! ‘

Casualty is Arin’s first TV role, having graduated from Rose Bruford Drama School in Sidcup last year. They will appear for the first time later this month.

Cool: A BBC press release describes Sah as:

Cool: A BBC press release describes Sah as: “A cool character who never wants to be seen trying too hard or showing his feelings”

In 2016, Misia Butler, a transgender actress, played the role of Robert in a fleeting script dealing with transphobia – which was in part praised and in other parts condemned for being too short to properly address the issues.

Misia spoke to Gay Star News about her involvement, saying, “The whole experience was really great and all of the cast and crew were so lovely.

“I think some of the team thought I was a cisgender girl playing a trans guy, so she was using pronouns, but I corrected them and they figured it out right after that…

Yay!  Fans of the show were quick to greet the news after it was announced on Twitter.

Yay! Fans of the show were quick to greet the news after it was announced on Twitter.

“I discovered that as an actor, the whole process concerned me a lot less than I thought, but I certainly didn’t feel that my voice was not being heard…

“I was allowed to change the lines slightly to make them more correct, like ‘I’m a guy now’ to ‘I’m a guy’. I really liked the script and although I have never experienced transphobia like this from anyone, it really touched me …

“The speech I gave was not hard to act because the words made me so emotional anyway. “

Starring: In 2016, Misia Butler, a transgender actress, played the role of Robert in a fleeting storyline dealing with transphobia - which was in part praised and in other parts condemned for being too short to properly deal with transphobia. problems

Starring: In 2016, Misia Butler, a transgender actress, played the role of Robert in a fleeting storyline dealing with transphobia – which was in part praised and in other parts condemned for being too short to properly deal with transphobia. problems

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