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Thursday 19th September 2019

Former Coronation Street star Charlie Condou joins Holby City

Charlie will be on screen from December!

Former Coronation Street actor Charlie Condou has joined long-running BBC One medical drama Holby City.

Charlie, who will be on screen in the winter, will play Ben, the new locum surgeon on the Keller ward.

Charlie has joined Holby City as Ben (Credit: BBC)

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Ben has been described as a charming, alpha consultant and will be stirring up the dynamics in the hospital., and it won't be long before he catches the eye of someone in the team...

Speaking about joining the medical drama, Charlie says "I'm over the moon to be joining Holby City as suave new Doctor Ben Sherwood.

I'm over the moon to be joining Holby City as suave new Doctor Ben Sherwood.

"He's a good guy but will definitely be ruffling a few feathers over the coming months. I can't wait to get started!"

Ben will be joining the team on Kellar Ward (Credit: BBC Pictures)

Executive Producer of Holby City and Casualty, Simon Harper, says: "Charlie's a very fine actor and well known popular TV face - we are lucky to have tempted him to Holby.

"I can't wait to see him as Ben, both causing a stir and getting under the skin of his colleagues on Keller!"

Charlie appeared on ITV soap Coronation Street from 2007 till 2014 as midwife Marcus Dent.

Marcus left the cobbles after he cheated on girlfriend Maria Connor with Todd Grimshaw.

Charlie played Marcus in Coronation Street from 2007 till 2014 (Credit: YouTube/Coronation Street)

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Although he and Maria split, he left Weatherfield on good terms with her.

Since his time in Corrie, Charlie has appeared in You, Me and The Apocalypse and Unforgotten.

Holby City airs on Tuesday at 8pm on BBC One.

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