Amanda Mealing thanks Casualty for ‘amazing send off’ after her final show airs

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Amanda Mealing’s character Connie Beauchamp has left Casualty.

The actress, 53, has played Connie since 2004.

Saturday’s episode of Casualty saw Connie embark on a career break as she puts her personal life ahead of work.

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After the programme aired, Mealing tweeted: “What an amazing send off. Thank you, guys!”

She added: “…and relax… I’m struggling to see through the tears.

“Thank you for all the love. #AuRevoir not goodbye #17YearsOfConnie is a long time.”

Mealing, 53, is taking a break from the BBC medical drama to focus on her production company and finish a feature film.

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Beauchamp has been a fixture of the Holby City and Casualty universe since 2004, when she debuted in the former series as a cardiothoracic consultant.

Over the years, the character has risen through the ranks, to become a fan favourite and appeared regularly across both series.

Mealing was labelled the “Queen of Casualty” on the programme’s official Twitter page.