Ayesha Dharker who is best known for her roles in Star Wars and Waterloo Road, will be joining the cast as Ms Nina Karnik, a tough but compassionate general surgeon who also calls herself Mrs. Matteo Rossini. 

David Ajao who is known for his roles in EastEnders and Sunny D will join the cast of Holby City as new F1 and boyishly enthusiastic Dr. Damon Ford.

“I’m beyond excited to welcome onto the wards two new faces. We’ve been trying to tempt the talented Ayesha with the right role for a while, and as Nina, she plays an emotionally compelling character with a mysterious past” adding “David is a really exciting new talent who in his brilliant audition brought Damon’s energy and idealism to life.”

Simon Harper, Acting Executive Producer for Holby City and Casualty

Ayesha and David will start filming soon, and fans will see them on-screen from Spring 2017.