When did Dom join? And what happened to him and Lofty?

Dom is a long-term character in Holby City who is at the forefront of a current exciting story.

He is seriously injured after being impaled with a metal rod in a terrible car accident.

While his life is in the balance, let’s take a look at his character’s evolution over the years …

When did Dom Copeland join Holby City?

Dom was first unveiled in Holby City in 2013.

He entered the hospital as a registrar in general surgery.

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And was initially looked after by Antoine Malick.


Dom is a popular character from Holby City (Image credit: BBC)

What’s the real name of Dom in Holby City?

Dom’s original name was Darren. However, in an early episode, he revealed that he was bullied for his homosexuality as a child and teenager.

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Children ridiculed him by adding homophobic terms to his name. At one point he changed his name to Dominic and is almost always called Dom on the show.

What happened to Dom and Lofty on Holby?

Dom married Ben ‘Lofty’ Chiltern in 2018. Lofty is a nurse and they met at work.

They didn’t get along at first, and Dom found Lofty’s exuberant personality irritating.

But they eventually become lovers, even though it was very on and off.

And they even got married in a double wedding with the characters Jason and Greta.

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Cathedral and Lofty in Holby City (Image credit: BBC)

But shortly after their wedding, Lofty had to leave to take care of his sick grandmother.

During this time, Dom was disturbed to find that he had been adopted and that his real mother was the counselor Ange Goddard.

When Lofty returned, he announced that he was having an affair with a woman named Helen.

She later reveals that she is pregnant with her child. Helen went into labor after just six months and was stillborn.

Lofty and Dom tried to mend their broken relationship with vow renewals.

But Lofty went out during the ceremony and left the show for good.

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Dom was betrayed by Lee (Credit: BBC)

Who are his other ex-lovers?

Dom has had several love interests for the BBC drama over the years.

This included an abusive one with Isaac Mayfield.

Isaac was physically and mentally abusive towards Dom.

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Dom was abused by Isaac (Credit: BBC)

However, the abuse happened off-screen when Holby City aired in front of the watershed.

Prior to this story, he briefly dated nurse Kyle.

And then Lee Canon, a cancer patient in her hospital.

You have a brief but apparently warm affair. However, he steals from Dom’s apartment and then disappears.

Only to later return to the hospital with his pregnant wife Alison in tow.

The angry Dom fights him and stabs Lee. The police rule the act as self-defense.

Alison later returns and seeks Dom’s advice. He tells her to get away from Lee, and this also enables him to end his ordeal for good.

Who plays Dominic Copeland?

Dominic is played by actor David Ames. As of February 2021, he will be 37 years old.

Before joining Holby City, he appeared on an episode of Doctor Who and as a speaker for a Doctor Who game.

David is an openly gay man and he appears to be single right now.

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