Axed: UK soap Holby City to end after 23 years

Long-running UK soap will close its doors in March 2022.

Long-running UK soap Holby City is to end in 2022, after 23 years on air.

“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,” the BBC said in a statement.

“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.”

The medical drama, created by Tony McHale and Mal Young, first aired in 1999 as a spin-off from Casualty and regularly attracts more than 3 million British viewers.

It added: “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.”

Many diehard fans have taken to social media to vent at the BBC decision. Around 250 jobs will be affected.

Holby City airs in Australia on BBC First.

Source: Yahoo

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