Holby City viewers were stunned to see a Coronation Street legend turn up in the medical drama this evening.
Vicky Entwistle played a guest role as stage-four cancer patent Sandra Jackson in the BBC series tonight where she looked a million miles away from her days a Corrie's Janice Battersby.
The 51-year-old actress became a household name as combative Janice in the ITV soap.
In tonight's episode, Sandra was treated by troubled medic Jac Naylor (Roise Marcel).
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It was revealed that Sandra is due to go further surgery to remove a tumour, but she told Jac that she's exhausted from the chemotherapy treatment and doesn't want anymore.
Fans took to social media to spread the word that "Janice" was a patient in Holby City Hospital.
One said: "Janice Battersby making her big return to a big time television spot."
Another added: "Wow, Vicky Entwistle who used to be Janice Battersby in Corrie. I recognised her voice before I saw her face, but she looks exactly the same."
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A third tweeted: "OMG It's Janice Battersby."
A fourth penned: "I'm in the recognising Janice Battersby age group."
Jac then made a dramatic decision to override clinical lead Kian (Ramin Karimloo) and mentor Elliot (Paul Bradley).
The medic offered Sandra a complex operation that won’t involve chemo, but Elliot’s worried his old friend is taking too much on.
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However, Sandra declared she was delighted about the news, especially when Jac tells her she’ll live for many years.
In a shocking twist, Sandra died on the operating table, leaving Jac devastated.
Holby City continues on BBC One on Tuesday at 9pm
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