It was only announced back in March that former Casualty boss Seán Gleeson had taken over as the series producer of Holby.
In the thread that announced the show’s cancellation, the Holby City twitter account tweeted a comment from Seán:
‘All of us at Holby have been overwhelmed and touched by the response to the announcement that this current series will be our last.
We want to reassure our fans, colleagues and our Holby family, that we have every intention of making sure the next 9 months are the most entertaining Holby yet and that we go out strong!’
When the news was announced yesterday, a statement from 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.’
A Holby City fan started a Change.org petition yesterday to try and stop the show from being taken off air.
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