Holby City is delighted to announce that Paul Nicholls will be joining the cast as experienced Nurse Simon Marshall.

Paul Nicholls as Joe Wicks in EastEnders ©BBC

Paul, who has appeared in a host of popular television programmes including EastEnders, Law & Order: UK and Midsomer Murders says: “I’m delighted to be joining as a guest on Holby City, it’s a programme I’ve always admired and I’m thrilled to be part of this particular storyline. Simon is a confident guy and is sure to be in his element, I can’t wait to get stuck in.”

Quick-witted Simon, who is used to dealing with doctors and their egos, is definitely not afraid of standing up to his superiors and undermining hospital hierarchy with his humour. Charming and attractive, he is sure to set some hearts racing on Keller.

Johnathan Young, Executive Producer, says: “Paul is an actor with a fantastic pedigree and we are delighted he’ll be joining Holby City for a few months. I can’t give too much away at the moment, but his character is definitely going to have an impact and ruffle a few feathers.”

Paul will make his on screen debut in May 2012.