Fans will be sad to learn that Hugh Quarshie, who plays surgeon Ric Griffin is leaving HOLBY CITY after 19 years.
Appearing in over 500 episodes, Hugh is the show’s longest serving cast member. Throughout the show’s history, viewers have seen Ric get caught up in shootings and explosions, separate conjoined twins, have five on-screen marriages and even get accused of manslaughter.
Hugh Quarshie says: ‘I came very close to quitting acting entirely before being invited to join Holby City. I had felt unfulfilled and that I never quite fitted in. Holby City changed all that. The work became absorbing, colleagues became friends. I wouldn’t have stayed so long if it hadn’t been a great place to work, and leaving will be like leaving home – a place where there is warmth and a welcome, a place to which you can always return…’