Holby City to film final ever scenes today as show ends after 23 years

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It's the end of an era for BBC One, because today (December 17) marks the final day of filming for Holby City.

Although the soap's last ever episode isn't set to air until next year, the cast and crew of Holby are heading to Elstree to bid farewell to the series after 23 years on air.

To mark the occasion, stars of Holby City past and present, as well as TV writers and editors, have paid tribute to the series on social media. Our prescribed treatment? Tissues.

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Holby star James Anderson, who played on-off character Oliver Valentine, wrote on Twitter: "Proud to have served alongside many of you. So grateful. I hope your last hours are full of that same love that bore you and filled our hearts for so many years."

Former star Niamh McGrady also shared her love with the "Holby family today and always". "I cried for days when I left Holby City in 2015," she recalled.

"Such a joyful place to work and where I forged amazing friendships and learned my craft. There will be a Holby shaped hole left in my heart forever."

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

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Casualty's George Rainsford paid tribute to the cast, too. "I can only imagine the emotions you'll be feeling. You're all such amazing, talented people," he wrote.

"My time there has always been met with a wonderful sense of kindness & camaraderie. See you on the other side!"

You can have a look at some of the tributes to Holby City as it embarks on its final day below.

It's not just social media where fans of the series have been sharing their heartbreak over Holby's end – Casualty co-creator Paul Unwin told Metro.co.uk that he was "very sad" the series' legacy had come to an end.

"I am very sad to see the end of Holby production at the BBC," Unwin admitted.

"Holby's success over the years has come from a dedicated cast, great writers, directors, producers and crew who have repeatedly told stories that touched the nation. I could not be prouder."

Holby City airs on Tuesdays on BBC One.

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