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Doctors casts ex-Hollyoaks star Ali Bastian for baby storyline

Doctors producers have cast former Hollyoaks and The Bill star Ali Bastian in a guest role, Digital Spy can reveal.

The actress is about to start filming with the BBC One daytime drama for an episode which will air in the summer.

Ali Bastian

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Ali Bastian

Bastian will be playing a woman who has been attempting to have a baby for many years.

After a long struggle, she finally thinks she has found a perfect surrogate - but whether everything will go to plan remains to be seen.

Doctors will air the episode, titled 'Baby Chain', on Friday, June 13 at 1.45pm on BBC One.

Bastian portrayed the role of Becca Dean on Hollyoaks between 2001 and 2007, before later landing the part of Sally Armstrong on The Bill.

She was also a finalist on the seventh series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2009.

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