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Holby City spoilers: Kian Madani's SHOCK secret revealed!

Ramin Karimloo plays Kian Madani in Holby City
(Image credit: BBC)

Kian Madani - Holby's normally fun-loving consultant - is so troubled by something this week he breaks hospital protocol to help a friend…

Kian Madani is known for being the happy-go-lucky consultant of Holby’s Darwin ward. But, this week, something’s clearly troubling him.

Kian (Ramin Karimloo) needs to keep his mind occupied, so he's frustrated when Jac Naylor (Rosie Marcel) reveals all his operations have been cancelled as a theatre is out of bounds due to a technical fault.

Kian jumps into action, though, when a friend, Sunny, is admitted. When tests confirm Sunny has lung cancer, Kian wants to operate immediately, even though she’s not at risk. So when Kian asks Jac for a slot in the only available theatre, she turns him down flat!

Holby Kian (Ramin Karimloo) and Sunny

How does Kian know Sunny - and why is he so keen to operate on her so urgently?

Refusing to take no for an answer, Kian decides he WILL operate on Sunny in the theatre that’s off limits! He summons a theatre team, poaches a scrub nurse from AAU and asks medic Nicky McKendrick (Belinda Owusu) to assist.

As Nicky preps Sunny for surgery, the woman mentions someone linked to Kian called Vanessa. When pressed by Nicky, Kian reveals Vanessa’s his wife!

When Jac later discovers both Kian and Nicky have disobeyed orders, she’s furious. Annoyed at being drawn in, Nicky accuses Kian of being a user and jumps to the conclusion he cheated on wife Vanessa with Sunny.

That’s when Kian drops a shock bombshell to Nicky about his past. What's the truth about Vanessa – and why was Sunny's op so urgent?

Elsewhere, Serena and Cameron get more shock news about Bernie. And Hanssen must prepare Oskar for the fact his mother, Sara, might not return.

Holby City continues on Tuesdays at 8pm on BBC1.

Victoria Wilson
Feature Writer for What’s on TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite Week and

With over 20 years’ experience writing about TV and film, Vicky currently writes features for What’s on TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite Week magazines plus news and watching guides for, a job which involves chatting to a whole host of famous faces. Our Vicky LOVES light entertainment, with Strictly Come Dancing, Britain’s Got Talent and The Voice UK among her fave shows. Basically, if it’s got a shiny floor, she’s all over it! When she’s not watching TV, you might find Vicky in therapy… retail therapy that is!