The BBC today announces that Petra Letang will be joining BBC One’s popular medical drama Holby City as cast regular.

Petra Letang as Naomi Julien in EastEnders ©BBC

Petra, who is well known for her roles in The Bill, Babyfather and of course EastEnders, will play Adele Effanga, Holby City’s first regular Healthcare Assistant, who previously worked as a holiday rep and is the mischievous little sister of Mo.

Petra says: “Holby here I come! I can’t wait! I’m really excited about causing a bit of mischief and bringing some fun to the wards. I’ll be playing Mo Effanga’s sister so viewers can expect to see some sisterly love and maybe some sibling rivalry!”

Joe, Petra and Dominic will be joining some other new faces in the Holby City cast. Also recently joining the team are John Michie (Coronation Street, Taggart) and Louise Delamere (No Angels, Torchwood, Waterloo Road) who will play consultant neurosurgeon Guy Self and Holby’s new Director of Nursing, Colette Sheward.

Oliver Kent, Executive Producer of Holby City, says: “We have some great storylines coming up, and the arrival of Raf, Adele and Dominic will definitely shake things up at Holby City. These characters will be played by very talented actors and I know Holby fans – old and new – will warm to them instantly.”