Why is Sahira Shah back? Who is the actress she plays?

Holby City fan favorite Laila Rouass returns to the BBC series as Sahira Shah.

Dr. Shah is back from the show after a decade.

Sahira Shah returns to Holby City (Image credit: BBC)

What happened to Sahira Shah in Holby City?

Laila originally played Sahira from 2011 to 2012.

Sahira was a cardiothoracic registrar when she first arrived in Holby City.

She was an old friend of Henrik Hanssen (Guy Henry).

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During her time at Holby, she had a long-standing feud with counselor Jac Naylor (Rosie Marcel).

Laila quit the role in 2012 and said she wanted to spend more time with her family.

Sahira left Holby a decade ago (Credit; BBC)

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What is Sahria’s plot in Holby?

Sahira returns to take over the new clinical lead at the hospital.

She keeps an eye on Kian (Ramin Karimloo) after discovering that Max (Jo Martin) found him injecting drugs and that he was spared getting the sack.

However, Sahira makes it clear that she will not tolerate drug use and that any further bad behavior will cost him his job.

The rest of the hospital is also quickly being forced to adapt to Sahira’s work style.

Given their previous love interest, Henrik still in the hospital, could there still be a spark between the two of them?

Jac is replaced by former rival Sahira (Credit: BBC)

Why did Jac Naylor leave Holby?

Actress Rosie Marcel recently confessed that she wanted to take a break from the show so she could spend time with family.

However, it wasn’t a decision she made lightly.

“I’m obviously sad – I love the show and have been there for a long time,” she told Digital Spy. “It came to a point where I was just so tired and really needed this break, to the point where I haven’t done anything else and don’t want to – I want to take some time off.

“I didn’t want to get to a point in my life where I thought, ‘I really wish I had taken some time off’ – I didn’t want to be that person with regrets. It was a big decision, ”she added.

Holby City continues on BBC One on Wednesday, February 10th at 8:20 p.m.

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