Holby City offers new look at Davood Ghadami in first role following EastEnders exit
Holby City has offered up a first look at Davood Ghadami's new character on set following on from the star's dramatic exit from EastEnders just last week.
Earlier this month it was confirmed that the actor had joined the cast of the long-running medical drama after announcing his exit from EastEnders and he's now set to appear in the BBC One medical drama as Eli Ebrahimi.
And with Davood Ghadami's Holby City debut looming, the show has now shared a new look at Dr Eli on the set of the drama, captioning the post: "Midweek medic vibes."
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In the picture, Ghadami is seen wearing blue scrubs and a face mask, as he sat at a desk and posed with two thumbs up to the camera.
"@therealdavood all masked up and ready to roll," the Holby City account continued, before adding the hashtags "#eliebrahimi", "#newkidontheblock" and "#wegotthis".
Eli Ebrahimi is described as a talented Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon who's excitable, passionate, exploding with energy, and as someone who puts work above everything.
In soap speak, that typically means that his colleagues will love him but things in his personal life are more complicated as he struggles to make his loved ones his top priority.
News of Ghadami's casting came just before the actor's final scenes as Kush Kazemi aired on EastEnders, with the star wrapping up his six-year stint on the soap with dramatic scenes last week.
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In his final episode, which was broadcast on April 19, the character was killed when he was pushed in front of a London Underground train by Gray Atkins during his attempt to flee Walford.
Speaking about his new role, Ghadami said: "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!"
Holby City airs Tuesday nights on BBC One.
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