BBC confirms Casualty's future following news of Holby City's axe

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BBC have confirmed the fate of medical drama Casualty after it was announced that sister show Holby City has been axed by the broadcaster.

In response to Digital Spy's request for comment, a BBC representative said: "I can confirm Casualty will absolutely be remaining on air."

While viewers may be disappointed that Holby City is coming to an end, they will be pleased to know that the show's legacy will continue, as Casualty will continue to tell the stories from the hallways and rooms of Holby City hospital.

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Photo credit: BBC

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Holby City's ending was revealed on Wednesday (June 2) – the show will be finishing after 23 years on the air.

The announcement was made by the show in a statement reading: "We're very sorry to bring you the sad news that Holby City will come to an end in March next year, after 23 amazing years.

"We are so very grateful to all of Holby's wonderful cast, crew, writers, producers – and to our millions of loyal viewers and fans for being part of our show.

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Photo credit: BBC

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"This tough decision reflects the BBC's commitment to make more programmes across the UK and to better reflect, represent and serve all parts of the country."

The show was launched in 1999 as a spin-off of Casualty, and quickly stood up on its own and had 23 seasons, the show will draw to its conclusion in March 2022, with Holby fans being promised the show "will get the send-off it deserves".

Casualty and Holby City air on BBC One.

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