Good Karma Hospital axed

Neil Morrissey's show, The Good Karma Hospital, has been axed credit:Bang Showbiz
Neil Morrissey's show, The Good Karma Hospital, has been axed credit:Bang Showbiz

'The Good Karma Hospital' has been axed.

The popular Sunday night drama has been on air for four series but ITV bosses have decided the programme has "run its course" and think scenes where Dr Lydia Fonseca and Greg McConnell - who are played by Amanda Redman and Neil Morrissey respectively - tied the knot in episodes broadcast earlier this year provided a fitting end for the show.

A source told The Sun newspaper: “The show ended with a storyline which delighted viewers — marriage between two people who clearly loved each other very much.

“Plus, audience figures had been slipping of late, almost three million down from the show’s debut series, which isn’t a great sign.

“It felt like the right time to end the story.”

The news will likely come as a shock to fans because earlier this year, show creator Dan Sefton teased he had plans for a fifth series and felt the programme could continue to "grow" by introducing new characters to keep things fresh.

He said in March: “I think that’s the trick with TV, it has to be a slow evolution, new characters come, favourite characters move on.

“And if the show is strong, if the tone of the show is strong, everybody knows what it is, then it can grow with that and get better and better.

“And I think this is the case with this show, that it has potential to just to keep going, and to continue to be entertaining, because that’s the ultimate goal, really."

A spokesperson for the network confirmed they are not planning to continue with the show.

The ITV representative said: “There are no current plans for any more series.”