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Lucky Luke finds love on set

By This is Gloucestershire  |  Posted: June 23, 2008

Luke Roberts found his girlfriend in South Africa

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Holby City's Luke Roberts found love while filming a special episode of the hospital drama in South Africa.

The Suffolk-born actor - who plays hunky doctor Joseph Byrne - was filming in Cape Town when he met his current girlfriend, Noellie, in a very short break from filming on the second to last day of their trip.

Luke said: "She was sightseeing on a hill that we weren't supposed to be filming on, because of weather conditions.

"It was too windy to go up the cable car to Table Mountain and as a result, we ended up - as you see in the episode - on Signal Hill.

"She was aiming for Table Mountain and she drove up the wrong road and ended up at Signal Hill too. I managed to stray and wander off-set for about two minutes before I was called back by the director!"

The 30-year-old actor returned to Cape Town after filming had finished to spend a week with Noellie.

Model Noellie (so named because she was born on Christmas Day) is African by birth but lives in Montreal, Canada.

Luke said: "It's very long distance so it's a bit of a nightmare but we're going to give it a go because we think it was rather fortuitous to bump into each other at all!"

Holby City's South Africa special airs on BBC One on Tuesday.

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