Holby City newcomer Emma Catherwood has revealed that Jac Naylor may have met her match in her character Penny Valentine.

Emma makes her debut as eager student doctor Penny in the BBC One medical drama on Tuesday night and immediately finds herself under the watchful eyes of the frosty consultant.

Emma told whatsontv.co.uk: “We do come up against each other, we definitely clash because you’ve got two strong-willed women.

“Although [Penny] doesn’t like Jac so much, she has to impress Jac in order to get to where she wants to be.”

Emma debuts in Holby City on Tuesday June 9 at 8pm on BBC One.

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