Former Coronation Street star Charlie Condou has joined BBC One's Holby City as "a charming alpha consultant".

The BBC says Condou's character, Ben Sherwood, "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…"

Condou, who played Marcus Dent in Coronation Street from 2007 to 2014, said Ben is "a good guy but will definitely be ruffling a few feathers over the coming months".

Simon Harper, Executive Producer of Holby City and Casualty, added: "I can't wait to see him as Ben, both causing a stir and getting under the skin of his colleagues on Keller!"

Condou will make his Holby City debut in December.

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