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Doctors spoilers: Ex-Hollyoaks and Strictly star Ali Bastian joins the cast

Doctors, Becky Clarke
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Ex-Hollyoaks and The Bill star Ali Bastian returns to soapland when she arrives in Letherbridge as new character Becky Clarke

Everyone's wondering what's going to happen now surgery practice manager Mrs Tembe has announced she is leaving The Mill. But help may be on hand, when Mrs Tembe meets an impressive young Practice Manager, Becky Clarke (played by Ali Bastian).

Mrs Tembe is at a Women in Business networking lunch when she first meets Becky, and is interested to hear she is currently looking for a job.

However, when Mrs Tembe considers Becky as a potential replacement for her at The Mill, she's in for an unpleasant surprise when Becky's ruthless business mentor Catrin Ballard confronts Mrs Tembe and makes it very clear she thinks Becky can do much better than a job at a local doctors surgery. Rude!

Doctors, Mrs Tembe, Catrin Ballard

Mrs Tembe clashes with bossy business mentor Catrin (Picture: BBC)

Elsewhere in Letherbridge, Emma Reid regrets agreeing to a day of shopping with Zara Carmichael, when Zara lays down a list of ground rules and turns out to be a nightmare shopper from hell!

Doctors, Sid Vere, Kelly Markham

Can Sid find out what's bothering stressed-out Kelly? (Picture: BBC)

Meanwhile, on the professional front, Dr Sid Vere agrees to carry out the medicals for an investment bank. But dark secrets are revealed when Sid meets stressed-out financial manager Kelly Markham and becomes concerned about her stomach pains...

Doctors continues weekdays at 1:45pm on BBC One