BBC announce Casualty’s first ever  transgender character in a continuing role with Sah played by actor Arin Smethurst  

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  • Arin Smethurst has joined the cast of Casualty to play Sah, the show’s first transgender character.
  • Upon signing, the non-binary Erin said: ‘I am honored to be joining the fabulous casualty family as a new paramedic! I am very excited to portray this transgender, non-binary, salty but extremely kind character.
  • Deborah Sathe, Senior Executive Producer of Casualty and Holby City, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome Arin to the Casualty family and launch our new Paramedic Sathe to audiences Saturday night.
  • In 2016, Missia Butler, a transgender actor, played Robert in a fleeting tale addressing a brutal case of transphobia.

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Erin Smethurst has joined the cast of Casualty, playing the show’s first transgender character Sah.

Sah’s character is transgender and non-binary and will join the paramedic team on the hit medical drama alongside De Boucher, Teddy, the character of Milo Clarke, and Jan, played by Ian, who is represented by Michael Stevenson.

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Upon signing, the non-binary Erin said: ‘I am honored to be joining the fabulous casualty family as a new paramedic! I am very excited to portray this transgender, non-binary, salty but extremely compassionate character.

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

A BBC press release described Sah as: ‘A quiet character who never wants to be seen trying too hard, or showing off his emotions…

‘But they soon meet their match when the boss works with Jan, who suspects a big heart is hiding somewhere in his chill exterior.’

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

Deborah Sathe, Senior Executive Producer of Casualty and Holby City, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome Arin to the Casualty family and launch our new Paramedic Sathe to audiences Saturday night.

Trailblazing: The character Sah is transgender and non-binary and joins the paramedic team on the hit medical drama alongside Jana, played by De Boucher, Teddy, the character of Milo Clark (right), and Ian, portrayed by Michael Stevenson. Will happen.

Trailblazing: The character Sah is transgender and non-binary and joins the paramedic team on the hit medical drama alongside Jana, played by De Boucher, Teddy, the character of Milo Clark (right), and Ian, portrayed by Michael Stevenson. Will happen.

Sah will indulge in all kinds of professional adventures while hiding his personal sorrows. In a world where our privacy must be protected, will Sah be able to maintain his privacy?’

Fans of the show applauded the news after the Twitter announcement.

On the microblogging site, users wrote: ‘Great news, well done casualty. It’s great to see TV become more representative of the world now… Best wishes to Arin!… Great news and congrats to Arin… Great news!’

Casualty is Arin’s first television role since graduating from Sidcup’s Rose Bruford Drama School last year. They will appear for the first time at the end of this month.

Cool: A BBC press release described Sah as: 'A quiet character who never wants to be seen trying too hard, or showing off his emotions'

Cool: A BBC press release described Sah as: ‘A quiet character who never wants to be seen trying too hard, or showing off his emotions’

In 2016, Missia Butler, a transgender actor, played Robert in a fleeting tale addressing transphobia – which was praised in part and condemned in other parts for being too brief to properly address the issues. .

Talking about her involvement with Gay Star News, Misia said: ‘The experience was really great and the entire cast and crew were lovely.

‘I think some of the crew thought I was a cisgender girl playing a trans boy so she used pronouns but I corrected them and then they corrected it…

Wow!  Fans of the show applauded the news after Twitter's announcement

Wow! Fans of the show applauded the news after Twitter’s announcement

‘I found that the whole process was a lot less than I thought about me as an actor but I certainly didn’t feel like my voice was not being heard…

‘I was allowed to change the lines a bit to make them more correct like “I …

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