The hunk of Holby City James Anderson – AKA Dr Oliver Valentine – has tied the knot twice in a one day.
His character, Dr Oliver Valentine, walked up the aisle on Tuesday night’s episode of the BBC drama, and now James has wed his childhood sweetheart, Rebecca Hibbs, in real life.
Taking to Twitter the actor shared the exciting moment with his 24.6k followers, the 36-year old wrote: ‘Got married last night on BBC One. Now off to get married in real life. #goingforthedouble’
Fans were quick to wish him congratulations and luck, although one heartbroken follower did joke: ‘And with that news, a million hearts are smashed to pieces twice in 24 hours.’
Another avid viewer commented: ‘Congratulations and best wishes James. I hope the real wedding is less stressful!’ whilst a third posted: ‘Double congratulations to you. Hope you on and off screen wife have a fantastic future together. Xx’
The BBC shared this snap of the character’s wedding day, captioned with: ‘…on Holby City, Oliver and Zosia’s wedding day has arrived. As family and friends gather, emotions are at an all-time high.’
This isn’t the first time James’ on-screen life has been similar to his own, with the actor admitting that the similarities between his personal affairs and Holby storylines were ‘weird’.
James announced his engagement to Rebecca last year, after proposing while they were on holiday together in Greece – where they’ve returned for their wedding.
The actor also commented how Camilla Arfwedson (his on-screen wife Zosia) – who is dating Call The Midwife actor Jack Hawkins – has had the same experience.
Talking to Inside Soap the actor said: ‘Weirdly,’ he admitted,’we also shot the proposal a couple of days after I got engaged in real life.’
‘There are a few other things in Ollie and Zosia’s story that strangely mimic my own, and in some ways Camilla’s personal life too.’