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Holby City cast react to show’s shock axing after 23 years – and it’s a VERY mixed bag

HOLBY City’s cast react to the shocking news that it will be axed after 23 years on the air.

The BBC medical drama will broadcast its final scenes in March 2022.

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The Holby City cast react to the news the show has been cancelled

The Holby City cast react to the news the show has been cancelledCredit: BBC

The show took to its Twitter account to announce the news, which left fans devastated.

But now the cast have had their say on the upsetting news, including Dominic Copeland star David Ames who tweeted: “Thank you for all your kind and lovely comments.”

Disappointed Connie Beauchamp star Amanda Mealing, who made her first appearance on the show in 2004, told her fans: “Very sad news. @BBCHolbyCity, the ‘birthplace’ of Connie Beauchamp, is to close its doors once and for all. Very sad.”

Former EastEnders Davood Ghadami, who recently joined the Holby cast as Eli Ebrahimi, tweeted: “I’ve only had the privilege of being part of @BBCHolbyCity for a couple of months but its already very clear that its a great big family not a workplace. It will be sorely missed. Lets go out with a bang #Holby.”

David thanked the fans their support after Holby City was cancelled

David thanked the fans their support after Holby City was cancelledCredit: Twitter
Amanda Mealing was disappointed to hear of the show's cancellation

Amanda Mealing was disappointed to hear of the show’s cancellationCredit: Twitter
Davood Ghadami recently joined the cast after leaving EastEnders

Davood Ghadami recently joined the cast after leaving EastEndersCredit: Twitter
Jo Martin left a simple tweet of the eye emoji

Jo Martin left a simple tweet of the eye emojiCredit: Twitter
Joe McFadden who played Raf di Lucca on the programme from 2014 to 2017

Joe McFadden who played Raf di Lucca on the programme from 2014 to 2017Credit: Twitter

Max McGerry star Jo Martin, who also features in Casualty, responded to Holby’s City’s tweet announcing it’s cancellation with the eye emoji.

The tributes continued to pour in as Joe McFadden who played Raf di Lucca on the programme from 2014 to 2017 penned: “Such sad news about the end of  #HolbyCity- it kept so many people in work for so long. My thoughts are with friends in the cast and crew.”

George Rainsford – who plays Ethan Hardy in sister show ‘Casualty’ wrote: “Thinking of our wonderful friends at our sister show #HolbyCity today.”

He added: “Filming all year round on a long-running drama attracts a particular type of person. Dedicated, talented, excellent at problem-solving & an upbeat, self-deprecating humour. Heartbreaking for everyone involved.”

Jo Martin plays Max McGerry in both Holby City and Casualty

Jo Martin plays Max McGerry in both Holby City and CasualtyCredit: BBC
David Ames portrayed Dominic Copeland on Holby City

David Ames portrayed Dominic Copeland on Holby CityCredit: BBC
Amanda Mealing described Holby as the birthplace of her character Connie Beauchamp

Amanda Mealing described Holby as the birthplace of her character Connie BeauchampCredit: BBC

In a press release published earlier today, the BBC stated: “We are incredibly proud of Holby City but it’s with great sadness that we are announcing that after 23 years, the show will end on screen in March of next year.

“We sometimes have to make difficult decisions to make room for new opportunities and as part of the BBC’s commitment to make more programmes across the UK, we have taken the difficult decision to bring the show to a close in order to reshape the BBC’s drama slate to better reflect, represent and serve all parts of the country.

“We look forward to working with the team over the coming months to ensure that when it ends, Holby goes out on a high.”

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