Former Holby City star Luisa Bradshaw-White has reacted to the sad news of the show’s cancellation.
Earlier this week, it was revealed the BBC One medical drama would be coming to an end after 23 years on screen, with the final episode to air in March next year.
Before she was Tina Carter in EastEnders, Luisa played Lisa Fox on Holby for four years, and speaking on Loose Women during her debut week as a panellist, Luisa revealed that she was “so sad” the series was coming to an end.
She also expressed sympathy for the show’s current cast members, revealing that she would have been devastated had the cancellation come while she was on the soap.
“I was so sad,” Luisa said. “I’m so sad for the cast. I spent four years in that show and I loved every second.
“It was like a real family, and all the crew and everybody, they were so lovely. I just feel really sad for them all.
“You spend a lot of time together, that’s for sure. All the crew and everybody, you just get really, really close. To find out that it’s ending… I would’ve hated that, had I been in that show. I would’ve been so upset.”
News of the show’s cancellation has caused quite the stir, as former Holby City star Hugh Quarshie recently claimed that current cast members only learned the news an hour before the public announcement.
Speaking further on the show’s axe, series producer Seàn Gleeson said: “All of us at Holby City 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 nine months are the most entertaining Holby yet and that we go out strong!”
Holby City airs on BBC One.
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