Jac (played by Rosie Marcel) has already faced some personal issues in the last few weeks on Holby City as her relationship with Fletch (Alex Walki
Jac (played by Rosie Marcel) has already faced some personal issues in the last few weeks on Holby City as her relationship with Fletch (Alex Walkinshaw) came to a head.
However, just when things could be settling down for the clinical lead of the Darwin Ward, Jac will be rocked when a face from her past gets a job at the hospital.
Ramon Karimloo, 40, best known for his roles on the London’s West End, will join the cast of the BBC medical drama as Kian Mandani.
Kian is a character Jac will know from her days at medical school and it will be clear from the get go there is bad blood between the pair.
Following the announcement, Ramon said: “It’s really exciting to be joining the Holby City family during their 20th anniversary.
“Kian is a dynamic and exciting character, and I’m thrilled to be playing him.
“I’m really looking forward to working with Holby’s incredible cast and creatives,” the actor continued.
However, Kian will arrive with a secret, concealing his troubled past which will cause more problems for him and Jac.
Executive producer for Holby City, Simon Harper also commented on Kian’s arrival, adding: “It’s fantastic to have Ramin join the Holby City company.
“He’s a hugely talented actor who radiates charismatic energy in his performance as Kian, and it’s already a joy seeing him stirring things up on Darwin.”
Teasing what’s to come from Ramin, Simon continued: “There’s a really fresh and interesting dynamic in having a new regular surgeon who knows Jac from way back, which means she can’t quite bulldoze him in the way she normally does new colleagues, much as she tries – so some lively times ahead!”
However, Kian won’t be a stranger to everyone as he will also have connections with a member of staff in the ED.
Revealing a possible way Holby could crossover with sister show Casualty, Simon added: “Kian also has a relative already on the ED, so it’ll be great fun to hopefully play some family crossover opportunities with Casualty!”
Jack could be faced with another familiar face as a former star of the BBC medical drama has revealed their desire to make a shock return.
Strictly Come Dancing 2017 winner Joe McFadden, 43, has spoken out about how his character Raf Di Lucca could make his way back to Holby.
Raf was tragically shot dead in a hospital siege at the end of 2017, bringing an end to Joe’s three year stint on the show.
However, Joe has revealed he would love to return to the BBC show as a ghost.
The actor told Inside Soap: “I pitched it to the producer that Raf could appear as a ghost and give Essie some advice, but he wasn’t having it!”
With Raf unlikely to make a comeback and reunite with his wife Essie Harrison (Kaye Wragg) Joe told Digital Spy he was glad to have a definite ending to Raf’s story.
“It would have been nice to have that safety net, and perhaps I would have gone back, but I’m a great believer in closing doors firmly.”
Holby City continues Tuesday at 7pm on BBC One.