Davood Ghadami joins Holby City
- Bang Showbiz
- 16 April 2021
Former 'EastEnders' actress Davood Ghadami has joined the cast of 'Holby City' as Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon Eli Ebrahimi
Davood Ghadami has joined 'Holby City'.
The former 'EastEnders' actor recently finished filming the BBC One soap ahead of his character Kush Kazemi's on-screen departure, and it has now been confirmed he will join the BBC medical drama as Eli Ebrahimi, a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon.
A message on the official 'Holby' Twitter account read: "Too excited for words! @DavoodGhadami is joining #HolbyCity as Eli Ebrahimi, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon"
Davood 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."
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."
The move means Davood may well join forces with his former on-screen brother Shaheen Jafargholi at some point – as they are both working in the same hospital.
Former 'EastEnders' star Shaheen portrays Marty Kirkby in Holby's sister show 'Casualty', and he previously played Kush's sibling Shakil Kazemi.
Shaki was tragically killed off in May 2018 when he was stabbed to death in a knife attack as part of a teen gang storyline.
Davood, 38, finished filming the BBC One soap in early March, and admitted at the time it was "tough" not being able to embrace his 'EastEnders' co-stars after six-and-a-half years on the show, as a result of social distancing guidelines.
Sharing a picture of himself and James Bye (Martin Fowler), he wrote: "Not going to lie today was bittersweet. I had to say goodbye to some of THE best people I could ever wish to know. Not being able to do the usual hugs was tough, though probably for the best as I might not have let go. Im a very lucky lad. Thanks to the ones who made the 6 and a half years so special. You know who you are. The pic might even hint subtly at who one of them is... thanks for the ride (sic)"