Holby City star Joe McFadden will reprise his role as the late Raf Di Lucca for what BBC One has billed as "a special episode" later this month.

Holby City fans saw Raf die in 2017 after being shot.

"Raf comes back to Holby in a very special way when his widow Essie (played by Kaye Wragg) continues to struggle with her cancer diagnosis and searches for answers from a comforting place," said the BBC.

Commenting on his return as Raf, actor McFadden added: "I'll always look back on my four years on Holby with such fondness as it was one of the happiest jobs I've done and it was a real pleasure to get to wear Raf's scrubs one last time in order to offer his wife Essie some guidance in such a touching episode."

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