Holby City star David Ames prepares to film final scenes as Dom Copeland

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Holby City is drawing to a close and star David Ames has shared his feelings.

The actor took to Twitter to voice his sadness after filming his last surgery scenes as Dr Dom Copeland.

Ames, who has been playing the character since 2013, is understandably upset at the show ending for good in March 2022. In his tweet, he included a GIF encapsulating his emotional reaction to the series being axed.

"It'll be a strange next few weeks but we're such a close family unit we'll make sure we're all ok," Ames said in response to a supportive message from TV presenter Dave Benson Phillips.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

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The medical programme started in 1999 as a spin-off to Casualty, running for 23 series.

"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," the show said in a statement in June this year.

"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.

"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."

It went on to say: "Holby will remain on air on Tuesdays until next March, and we will continue to bring you a regular dose of all things Holby right here until then. We promise that Holby will get the send-off it deserves. Thank you for your continued support and love for the series."

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Ames already his next gig lined up, as he will be featuring in a West End production of Steve. The comedy from writer Mark Gerrard was previously performed in the US, where it was directed by Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon.

It will premiere on February 8, 2022 for the opening of the West End's Seven Dials Playhouse.

Holby City airs on Tuesdays on BBC One.

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