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Ex-Coronation Street star Charlie Condou lands major new TV role

He previously played midwife Marcus Dent on the cobbles.

Charlie Condou previously played Marcus Dent in Coronation Street (BBC)
Charlie Condou previously played Marcus Dent in Coronation Street (BBC)

By Lucy Mapstone, PA Deputy Entertainment Editor

Former Coronation Street star Charlie Condou is joining the cast of Holby City as a “suave” new doctor.

Condou, who played midwife Marcus Dent in the ITV soap on and off from 2007 until 2014, will play Ben, a new locum surgeon on the Keller ward in the medical drama.

His character is described as a “charming, alpha consultant” and who show bosses have promised will stir up the dynamics at Holby City Hospital and who will soon catch the eye of someone in the team.

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Charlie Condou has landed a role in Holby City (Anthony Devlin/PA)

He will be on screens in the BBC One medical drama from December.

Condou said: “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!”

The actor, 46, made a dramatic exit from Coronation Steet when his midwife character Marcus Dent fell in love with Todd Grimshaw, played by Bruno Langley, five years ago.

Simon Harper, executive producer of Holby City and Casualty, said: “Charlie’s a very fine actor and a well known popular TV face –  and we are very 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!”

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