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10 Holby City winter spoilers: Tears, tinsel, and faces old and new

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The Holby City winter trailer is out, and there are so many new faces and returning old favourites that its hard to keep up! It looks like there are shocks and surprises in store for Fletch, Ric and Frieda when faces from their past appear. Old favourites including Sheilagh Chiltern and Carole Copeland make an appearance, and figures from further back in Holbys history appear in the form of Tom Campbell-Gore and Lola Griffin.

Theres a family-related shock for Fletch, and it looks like there might be yet more tragedy in Serenas life. But maybe theres a hint that Sacha could find happiness at last, and as Christmas is coming its all wrapped up with a festive helping of fairy lights – and several elves. Here are all the spoilers in full.

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Tom Campbell-Gore returns! (Picture: BBC)

1. Tom Campbell-Gore and Lola Griffin return

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Two of Holbys most colourful former characters return. Tom Campbell-Gore (Denis Lawson) and Lola Griffin (Sharon D. Clarke) are back on the wards to make Ric Griffins life just a little more complicated. Lola is still quoting her grandmother, and Tom is there to compete with Ric for the Anton Meyer Award for Surgical Innovation. Thats a reference to yet another former Holby favourite – will he appear to give out the prize? And who will win? Its going to be a fascinating rivalry. Jac Naylor doesnt look very impressed by Tom Campbell-Gore either!

2. New faces ruffle feathers

Tom Campbell-Gore introduces a new character, Ange Godard (Dawn Steele), and she and Jac Naylor dont look like theyve got off to a good start with each other. Ange seems to be a plain-speaking type who isnt afraid to be honest with Henrik Hanssen either. Anges daughter Chloe (Amy Lennox) is another new face. How will she cope with working alongside her mother?

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Two of Rics ex-wives – Lola Griffin (Picture: BBC)

3. Carole Copeland and Sheilagh Chiltern are back

Loftys gran Sheilagh and Dominics mum Carole are both back at Holby as patients. Sheilagh is in bed being cheered up by cheeky Dominic, and we see Carole being brought into AAU in a neck brace. Pain in the neck? asks Zav. Thats putting it mildly, says Carole. Will the much longed-for meeting between Sheilagh and Carole finally take place?

4. Tragedy for Jason and Serena?

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I need you to try very hard not to panic, Serena tells Jason, Because what Im about to tell you is upsetting. We see Greta, unconscious and with blood on her face. Shes clearly been in an accident, but what happened? As Serena lifts up the blanket she looks even more worried. What are Gretas injuries, and will she survive?

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Zosia is back on Darwin (Picture: BBC)

5. Zosia is back!

The trailer gives us the briefest glimpse of Dr Zosia March, in her scrubs and apparently ready to get on with her duties. What brings her back to Holby?

6. Stevens secret son

When Fletchs father Steven greets a young man as Jayden, the young man responds with Dad! It seems that Fletch is not Stevens only son – a discovery which is bound to rock Fletchs world. How is he going to get over this?

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A shock for Fletch (Picture: BBC)

7. Problems for Zav and Donna?

Donna and Zavs relationship is progressing well – we see them kissing and looking happy – but as usual on Holby there are difficulties. Zav is asking Donnas daughter Mia to give him a chance. Will she approve of her mums new boyfriend? Meanwhile Donna is worried that Zav might want children, and shes sure she doesnt want any more. Is the relationship doomed before its really got going?

8. Old flames return for Sacha and Frieda

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Poor Sacha deserves some happiness, and theres a tantalising glimpse that maybe love will be heading his way when we see hospital cleaner Patricia. The two of them exchange very happy smiles. Could romance finally be on the cards for them? Things dont seem quite so promising for Frieda when her old boyfriend Roman reappears. What did you mean when you said it might be our last chance? she asks him – and then we see him on the operating table, then Frieda taking out her feelings on her trusty punchbag in the basement and trying to persuade herself that her heart is an impenetrable fortress. It looks like Roman has managed to get through her defenses again – but will it end in tragedy?

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9. Bernie and her Wolfe cub

We see Bernie and Serena laughing together as Serena tries on a very un-Serena sequinned dress. And Bernies son Cameron is back, working alongside Nicky on Darwin. How will he fare as a permanent member of the CT team?

10. Festive surprises

Its Christmas, so theres a ward full of sick elves and reindeers. Theres the very welcome appearance of Mr T in an elf costume. Reverend Richard Coles is officiating at a wedding – but whose? Bob Barretts daughter Francesca makes her Holby debut as Sachas daughter Beka. We see Ric making an inspirational speech from a scaffolding outside the hospital. And were treated to the sight of Jac, Sacha and Ric in a car – with Jac and Sacha singing along to Dont Stop Me Now. It looks like the next few months are going to be quite a trip!

Sue Haasler is the author of the official Holby City book, which you can read about here. She also writes novels and theres information about all her books here

Watch the full trailer on BBC.co.uk here.

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