TV presenter Paul O’Grady is set to appear in BBC One’s Tuesday night hospital drama, Holby City.

O’Grady will make an appearance on the show later this year playing cancer patient, Tim Connor. His storyline is set to run over three episodes.

Speaking about the job O’Grady said "I'm a big fan of Holby City so to be featuring in three episodes is absolutely brilliant."

Holby City’s executive producers Oliver Ken added "Having Paul appear in Holby City is such a great coup for the show. Paul has a vibrant personality and a very unique way of engaging with the audience - not to mention he's incredibly funny. This is exactly what we need for a storyline that will be filled with a rollercoaster of emotions."