EastEnders star Davood Ghadami is joining the cast of Holby City

Sophie Dainty
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EastEnders star Davood Ghadami is joining the cast of Holby City, following his exit as Kush Kazemi.

The actor, who has played market trader Kush since 2014, has already filmed his final scenes in the Walford soap, with his exit due to air next week.

Fans won't have to wait long to see Davood on screens again though, as he will be swapping the Square for life at Holby, where he'll be playing Eli Ebrahimi – a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon.

Photo credit: Kieron McCarron/Jack Barnes - BBC
Photo credit: Kieron McCarron/Jack Barnes - BBC

Described as talented, if slightly idiosyncratic surgeon, Eli has been billed as excitable, passionate, exploding with energy and someone who puts work above everything.

Speaking about his new role, Davood said in a statement: "I am absolutely thrilled to be joining such a brilliant show. Holby City is renowned for its quality storytelling and I"m excited for the audience to meet Eli and watch the drama that unfolds on his arrival!”

Sean Gleeson, Series Producer of Holby City added: "We're delighted that Davood has joined us. We are more than excited to welcome Davood from EastEnders to Holby and know that he is going to be a fantastic addition to our cast."

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

On stage, Davood has played Amir in 13 at the National Theatre, as well as working extensively for York Theatre Royal and Pilot Theatre.

Davood will make his on screen debut as Eli later in the year.

Holby City airs on Tuesday nights on BBC One.

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