Holby's James: 'I feel like a real doctor' (VIDEO)

Holby's James: 'I feel like a real doctor' (VIDEO)
Holby's James: 'I feel like a real doctor' (VIDEO) (Image credit: BBC)

Holby City newcomer James Anderson is confident he could become a real doctor after learning how to carry out medical procedures on the show. James joined the BBC medical drama on Tuesday night as student doctor Oliver Valentine, alongside his sister Penny, played by Emma Catherwood. James told whatsontv.co.uk: "I actually feel like I'm a real doctor with all this training. "We have real nurses on the set to make sure we're doing the right thing and, the other day, we were canulating a vein and I said: 'I reckon I could do this for real' and all the doctors freaked out." And, despite having just joined Holby, it appears that James has already thought of his next career move. He joked: "If I started medical training now, I could probably graduate as a doctor coming out of the show!" CLICK below to watch James Anderson talking about being a doctor

Patrick McLennan

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.