Holby City fans recognise Max McGerry's friend Treve Harding from Hollyoaks

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Holby City fans spotted a familiar face on the wards tonight, as Max McGerry's old flame Treve Harding arrived at the hospital.

Treve (Karl Collins) arrived just in time to give Max (Jo Martin) some much-needed respite from her troubles, as she returned to work after her mother's funeral and continued to put off dealing with her recent BRCA1 diagnosis.

Max's son Louis McGerry (Tyler Luke Cunningham) tried to convince Max that she needed to reconsider the surgery, but Max brushed him off and insisted that she was too busy at work to think about it.

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But her mood was soon changed when a blast from the past arrived in the form of an old flame, Treve, who revealed that he would be working at Holby as a locum for as long as Max needs him.

If you're a soap fan you may have found Treve a very familiar face, and that's because actor Karl Collins previously played Louis Loveday in Hollyoaks. Karl starred as Louis on the soap for four years, and his final scenes aired in January 2019 after he was murdered by serial killer Breda McQueen.

Several fans recognised the star in the BBC soap, with some also pointing out that Karl used to star in The Bill as Danny Glaze too:

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Treve's arrival appeared to be a turning point for Max, who trained with the doctor 30 years ago.

After Treve confided in Louis that he wasn't ambitious enough for Max in their younger years, Louis decided to tell Treve about Max's diagnosis.

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Soon enough, Max realised that Treve knew about her diagnosis and was given food for thought when Treve emphasised the fact that not having surgery could drastically increase her chances of developing cancer.

The difficult day resulted in Max, who is a recovering alcoholic, being tempted by booze once again – but thankfully she managed to resist drinking and met up with Treve instead.

After a heart to heart with Treve about her mum, Max made a huge decision and told Treve that she will have the surgery but on one big condition – she wants him to perform it.

Treve agreed to go ahead with the surgery, but will their relationship develop any further?

Holby City continues next Tuesday (June 1) at 7.50pm on BBC One.

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