Holby City star reveals why she left Zosia March role

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From Digital Spy

Holby City star Camilla Arfwedson has revealed the reason why she decided to bow out of her role as Zosia March.

The actress's final scenes aired in Tuesday night's episode (September 26) of BBC One's popular medical drama, as Zosia bowed out from the wards to head overseas.

The two-part special 'Veil of Tears', which concluded last night, had focused on Zosia's eventful wedding to her partner Oliver Valentine, and ended in her leaving to pursue a new studying opportunity in the US.

Speaking about her decision to leave the show after four years, Camilla told What's On TV: "I feel like I've been stretched and challenged as much as I can so far. It's quite difficult to come back from such an amazing storyline like the bipolar storyline and I don't want to repeat that storyline.

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"I'd quite like to take a break and potentially come back a slightly older Zosia; someone who's got different priorities, or has different relationships with different people and I'd like to just refresh her a little bit.

"It's been a great time, but I think three or four years on a show like that is an amazing amount on time to be on it. I've been trained brilliantly and I've met some amazing people, I'm just itching to do other things and I've got the urge to be creative in other ways."

It's not all bad news for fans of Zosia and Ollie though, as Camilla reckons there could still be hope for the popular couple – especially as she's open to returning one day.

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"Well, yes, Zosia leaves but they ARE still married", she said. "I guess the producers will have to figure out whether we're still married or whether we separate.

"But they might bring Zosia back at some point from Yale, so there's hope that Ollie and Zosia may be together at some point in the future. And, obviously, the fact it's been left open for me to come back is lovely. I may well come back in six months… or maybe two years. Who knows?

"I think there are so many options with Zosia; she's a very interesting, modern woman who doesn't play by the rules."

Holby City airs on Tuesday nights at 8pm on BBC One.

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