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HUGE news for Holby City fans as the BBC announce return date for next month

Holby City
(Image credit: BBC)

Holby City will be returning to our screens very soon...

Holby City fans have been waiting very patiently for their favourite Tuesday night drama to return to their screens... and finally the wait is almost over.

The BBC has announced that the show will return on 2nd June - the first episode to air since April 14th.

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Holby City will be back on Tuesday 2nd June (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: BBC)

Fans of the medical drama will know that Holby City has been off air thanks to a halt in filming after studios were shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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The show has now been off air for more than a month, but it wasn't just the Holby City studios that were forced to temporarily close.

Casualty, EastEnders and Doctors also stopped production, along with countless other TV shows around the country.

Thankfully it was recently announced that TV shows could go back into production thanks to reduction on lockdown rules... but they will be returning with strict social distancing regulations in place for both cast and crew.

Because the break in scheduling wasn't planned by the BBC, fans will be pleased to know that the show will be picking up exactly where it left off back in April.

The main storyline will focus on Xavier 'Nav' Duval's death after he met a tragic end trying to expose his nemesis Cameron Dunn.

Xavier Cameron Holby City

Fans will finally see the aftermath of Xavier's tragic death (Picture: BBC) (Image credit: BBC)

Nav was rushing to the police station with the evidence he needed to prove that Cameron had left Chloe's husband to die when he was struck by a bike.

He was sent flying into the air and whacked his head on the kerb... causing him to die from a brain injury.

Holby City airs normally on Tuesdays at 8pm on BBC1 and will be returning to our screens on 2nd June. 

Claire Crick
Claire Crick

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 


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