Gemma Oaten to guest star in Holby City

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 December 2016
Gemma Oaten

Gemma Oaten

Gemma Oaten has joined 'Holby City' temporarily for a secret guest role

Gemma Oaten is set to make a guest appearance in 'Holby City' next year.

The former 'Emmerdale' star - who was known for playing tracksuit-loving mother Rachel Breckle in the ITV soap - shot her first scenes for the medical drama on Monday (12.12.16) and has already slotted in well with the team.

Taking to her Twitter account just after she arrived on set, the brunette beauty uploaded a photograph of her dressing room with her name on it and accompanied it with the caption: "Hello #holbycity Feeling one of the luckiest & loving every minute! Can't say anything more #happy #actress #dreambig (sic)"

It's not yet known who the 32-year-old actress is playing - whether that's nurse or patient - in the BBC series or how long her alter ego will be sticking around for.

However, it seems Gemma's role will last longer than one episode as she has admitted that she'll be back on set soon to shoot more scenes.

She explained: "Really wonderful first day @BBCHolbyCity can't wait for more. Thank you for all your kind words. Sorry not replied to all! Love you! xx (sic)"

But it seems Gemma's first day at work has been tough as she later admitted that filming had "shattered" her slightly and she was unwinding with wine.

She said: "Thank you! Amazing day @BBCHolbyCity slightly shattered but happily so! #grateful x

"Having a glass of fizz at @Qvoiceltd Xmas party to celebrate Yay! Xxx (sic)"

Gemma isn't the first person from 'Emmerdale' to join a medical drama as her former co-star Chelsea Halfpenny now has a permanent role in 'Casualty'.

The 25-year-old actress appeared in the popular show, which is set in the same hospital as 'Holby City', last year as trainee doctor Alicia Munroe before her alter ego fled the department as she felt bullied by consultant Lily Chao (Crystal Yu).

She then returned to the hospital this year after her parents divorced and she has certainly made her mark on the male staff thus far.

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