Bombshell revelations about McDreamy the diva in new Grey's Anatomy tell-all book

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Katherine Heigl as Izzie and TR Knight as George in Grey's Anatomy. (Picture: Gallo/ Getty Images)
Katherine Heigl as Izzie and TR Knight as George in Grey's Anatomy. (Picture: Gallo/ Getty Images)

For as long as it’s been on our screens whispers, rumour and gossip of behind-the-scenes drama to rival anything a hectic hospital ward can produce have abounded. Gay slurs, actors coming close to exchanging blows, huffy divas, general unhappiness – it’s about as ugly as splotchy scrubs after a day in the ER.

Now a new book has really lifted the lid on the backstage battles involving the cast of Grey’s Anatomy – and the person who comes off worst is Patrick Dempsey, the actor who plays Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd. How to Save a Life: The Inside Story of Grey’s Anatomy by Lynette Rice paints him more like McInsufferable and it was his behaviour that led to his character dying in a fiery car crash. We pull back the curtains.

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