holby.tv can confirm that Luke Roberts is leaving HOLBY CITY.
Luke joined the cast back in January 2006 as surgeon Joseph Byrne and has had a string of storylines including OCD, the death of his brother and his recent turbulent relationship with nurse Faye.
Luke, who finishes filming in September has already landed his next role; in the film Pirates of the Caribbean 4.
Luke is one of a number of cast who have announced their departures. Popular Amanda Mealing, Patsy Kensit and Alex MacQueen are also leaving this year.