EastEnders’ Kush Kazemi star Davood Ghadami bags role on Holby City as ‘explosive’ new surgeon


EASTENDERS star Davood Ghadami will make the move to Holby City as an “explosive” new surgeon.

The actor – who is most known for his role as Kush Kazemi on the BBC soap – has already bagged himself a new role on the medical drama.

Davood Ghadami has joined the cast of Holby City

The soap star has played the beloved market trader from 2014, but recently revealed that he was leaving the show.

His alter-ego has got himself caught up in some trouble with the Mitchells after he agreed to take the blame for a car heist back in November 2020.

Last night Kush pleaded guilty to the crime, but also told the court that Phil, Ben and Shirley Carter were involved too – which they aren’t very pleased about.

At the end of the episode, Kush returned home to his girlfriend Whitney, and explained that he couldn’t go through with it because he wanted to be with her forever.

However, he made it clear that they would only be able to be together if they moved away from the Mitchells and Albert Square.

Although it’s not known what is in store for Kush and Whitney’s relationship it’s been revealed that Davood has already filmed his final scenes for the hit show.

But lucky for his fans, it won’t be long before he’s back on our screens.

Davood is set to play Holby’s new consultant cardiothoracic surgeon, Eli, who is described as “excitable, passionate and exploding with energy”.

Speaking out about his new role, the actor 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!”

Series producer of Holby City, Sean Gleeson, 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.”

Davood’s first appearance on the medical drama will air later this year.

Watch the next episode of Holby City on Tuesday at 7.50pm on BBC One

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