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Exclusive: Rakie Ayola to leave 'Holby City'

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Rakie Ayola to leave 'Holby City'
Welsh actress Rakie Ayola is to leave Holby City at the end of the year, Digital Spy can exclusively reveal.

The 39-year-old, who has played the role of Kyla Tyson since February 2006, is to be written out of the show so she can have a baby in real life.

Speaking of her departure, Ayola told DS: "It's strange but sad at the same time. I've had a great time and I'll miss it. I made the decision purely because I was pregnant, but I wasn't really ready to put down the character of Kyla. I'm very sorry to have to let her go."

She added: "I'm having a baby and have become involved in a lot of charity work lately, so that's keeping me busy - but it's difficult to look for work when you're pregnant!"

A source added: "It has come to the end of an era at Holby with the departure of Abra and Kyla. Both Adrian Edmondson and Rakie Ayola are sadly set to leave Holby City for the final time at the end of the year.

"Kyla is left torn between the two people she loves most - Abra and her son Max. Although planning to head to Rotterdam with her son, Abra's surprise appearance from Ghana confuses things.

"Abra declares his love for Kyla, but Kyla's heard this all before and is unsure if she can trust him again. So will Kyla go with Max to Rotterdam or back to Ghana with Abra? You'll have to watch to find out."

Both actors have filmed their final scenes and will remain on screen until Tuesday, December 9. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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