Holby.tv are gutted to report that the BBC have axed HOLBY CITY after 23 years on air.
In a statement, the BBC said, “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 would like to take this opportunity to thank the amazing team at BBC Studios and all the cast and crew who have been involved in the show since 1999.
“Holby has been a stalwart with audiences, delighting millions of viewers each week and winning hundreds of awards with a compelling mix of cutting edge medical stories and explosive personal stories.
We look forward to working with the team over the coming months to ensure that when it ends, Holby goes out on a high.”
I am so very sad to see @Holby_Hospital cancelled. It is a wonderful show and my heart goes out to the cast, crew, writers, directors and everyone who has made it such a success.
— Paul Unwin (@UnwinPaul) June 2, 2021
Today has been overwhelming to say the least but I have been so moved by all your comments.
I’m incredibly proud of our show & what it stands for.
The inclusivity, the representation, the physical & mental health issues raised & all between.
It has heart.
And that’s rare. ❤️
— David Ames (@semadivad) June 2, 2021
I don’t have to believe it if I don’t want to @BBCHolbyCity
So sad for all my friends & colleagues who are still at the hospital, both in front of & behind the camera. Sending my love to you all. XXX #HolbyCity #Family pic.twitter.com/Z4HiMCEXid
— Catherine Russell (@catherinerusse2) June 2, 2021
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 💔
— Joe McFadden 💙 (@mrjoemcfadden) June 2, 2021
Very sad news. @BBCHolbyCity , the ‘birthplace’ of Connie Beauchamp, is to close its doors once and for all. Very sad.
— amanda mealing (@meamandamealing) June 2, 2021
I’m so incredibly proud of my time on the show and I send so much love to the current cast and crew. Holby you will never be forgotten ❤️ pic.twitter.com/iDzBUpx48b
— Niamh McGrady (@NiamhMcGrady) June 2, 2021
Sad to hear this. But deeply proud of my time on AAU. ❤❤❤ https://t.co/gusFL9a6rt
— joseph millson (@josephmillson) June 2, 2021
Thinking of our wonderful friends at our sister show #HolbyCity today. 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.
— George Rainsford (@georgerainsford) June 2, 2021
This is so sad. Sending all my love to the Holby Family x https://t.co/fW48bDbkYu
— Michael Stevenson (@mikeTstevenson) June 2, 2021
Devastated that @BBCHolbyCity is in Intensive Care; its creative life support scheduled for switch off next yr. Why terminate such a hugely popular show with such healthy ratings? Fab cast, including my Jules who plays Jason, hopes the BBC rethinks + applies drama defibrillators pic.twitter.com/o1vJctKM09
— Kathy Lette (@KathyLette) June 2, 2021
This is some very sad news. Holby City will be dearly missed from our screens. Sending love to the wonderful team behind this great show and all the fans 🧡🚑 https://t.co/pcbmqQYe1U
— Gabriella Leon (@GabriellaLeon_) June 2, 2021
So pleased I got to spend such a fun year here! The show will be sadly missed and I’m so grateful to have been a part of it. ❤️❤️ https://t.co/iQ0wFjhCvq
— Lucinda Dryzek (@Littlelucyd) June 2, 2021
End of an era. We salute you Holby City and all that sailed with you 🥂😘 https://t.co/W4lfBbe4VF
— sunetra sarker (@sarker) June 2, 2021
— Olivia D’Lima (@olivia_dlima) June 2, 2021
Very sad news about Holby today – the bill / Holby/ gave actors and crew work. fond memories of working on both shows – it’s a shame peeps xx
— Thee Tony Tee (@TheeTonyTee3) June 2, 2021
So sad to hear that @BBCHolbyCity is coming to an end! It is such a great show with a wonderful cast and crew. I have very fond memories filming on Holby that I will never forget!! Xx
— Rebecca Ryan (@RebeccaRyan1) June 3, 2021
So terribly sad to learn of the axing of @holbytvofficial also completely baffled. It’s STILL a popular show and the one of the most inclusive shows on tv. I learnt so much working there for 5 happy years and the guest artists were always amazing 💔
— Jeremy Edwards. (@jqedwards) June 3, 2021
@BBCHolbyCity 💔so sad for all my friends still there, who became like family at Holby. A show that had heart and soul sewn into its crew and cast. Will always hold a soft spot and be grateful for the times I had there. 🥰
— Kaye Darling 💙 (@Wraggywraggster) June 2, 2021