He decides to leave and Raf supports Essie through her distress. The show's producer Simon Harper was fond of the pairing but tasked his writing team to create a series of dilemmas for them. Harper explained that a "final act of repentance" for the character would have been insulting to survivors. A BBC Online reporter also revealed that Essie secretly struggles to deal with Sacha's two demanding ex-wives and children. His departure sees him shot dead by Fredrik Johanssen (Billy Postlethwaite). Essie Harrison (also Di Lucca) is a fictional character from the BBC medical drama Holby City, played by actress Kaye Wragg. Holby City star Bob Barrett on how the BBC medical drama will be paying homage to the NHS and how Sacha is hit with terrible grief. Essie's professionalism in her nursing role also attracts Rafs to her.  Raf was later killed off when McFadden chose to leave the series. Episode guide, trailer, review, preview, cast list and where to stream it on demand, on catch up and download.  Wragg acknowledged that some viewers were "excited" about Essie's relationship with Raf.  Essie departs in the twenty-fifth episode of series 22, broadcast on 11 August 2020.  Wragg praised Sampson's performance and spoke her amazement of his change from comedy character to "real ragged monster".  Ben decides to be honest about his sexuality and comes out as gay. Condou told Metro's Calli Kitson that Ben sees himself as "quite confident" and a "ladies man". Wragg told What's on TV's Wilson that Essie is inexperienced with caring for a teenager and "doesn't really know how to deal with them. Holby City was at its heartbreaking best as Essie died before her wedding to Sacha Sue Haasler Tuesday 11 Aug 2020 9:00 pm Share this article via … Wragg's casting was publicised in February 2014. Her "slatternly domestic ways" annoy him because it reminds him of his daughters. 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