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Holby City CANCELLED tonight – and it’s not on this week at all! Here’s why!

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Holby fans have suffered a torrid time recently due to sport and politics, but there's a double helping next week!

Holby City is usually a fixture on Tuesday nights at 8pm, but the Beeb has dropped the show this evening so it can screen the Women’s World Cup clash between England and the USA.

The BBC1 schedule this evening is – 7pm RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, 7.30pm Match of the Day Live: FIFA Women’s World Cup, and 10pm BBC News at Ten.

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There’s no place on BBC2 for Holby because it’s broadcasting Wimbledon. The football also caused Tuesday’s EastEnders to be moved to Monday.

Holby City fans have been unhappy that their favourite show keeps moving around in the schedules. Last month the drama was moved days to make space for the BBC’s Conservative leadership debate show, Our Prime Minister, which was fronted by Emily Maitlis.

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Holby City does at least return back to normal next week, with an episode going out at 8pm next Tuesday. Plus, there's an extra episode next Wednesday to make up for missing one this week!

Next Tuesday’s episode will see Donna and Zav giving each other some space. While the extra Wednesday episode, which is on at 8pm, will see Dominic coming under pressure...

Holby isn’t on this evening, but will return next week.

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