'Holby City' fans face HUGE dilemma as show clashes with England's semi-final Euro 2020 match

David Ames plays Dominic Copeland in Holby CIty
Holby City fans are going to have to choose between football or their favourite show. (Image credit: BBC)

Holby City fans are going to face an agonising decision on Wednesday as their favourite medial drama clashes with England's Euro 2020 semi-final match. 

The England football team are set to take on Denmark at Wembley on Wednesday evening, kicking off at 8pm on ITV. However, Holby City will also be airing at the same time (7.50pm), over on BBC1. 

TV fans have found their favourite shows subjected to scheduling changes at the last minute over the last few weeks due to Euro 2020 taking place after it was delayed from last year because of the pandemic. 

However, there is good news for Holby City fans, because the soap can be found on BBC iPlayer, meaning viewers can watch the show in their own time, leaving Wednesday evening free to watch England in their semi-final match.  

Debra Stephenson plays Jeni Sinclair in Holby

Jeni Sinclair shows her true colours in this week's Holby City.  (Image credit: BBC)

Holby City: what will happen in this week's episode? 

In Wednesday's episode of Holby City it starts to become clear that Holby's director of funding Jeni Sinclaire isn't quite as she seems.

With the hospital under inspection, Jeni’s horrified when she spots patient Rich on Keller. Rich claims he’s been bitten by a dog — but the bite mark is clearly from a human. It turns out Jeni knows Rich; Jeni grooms underage girls for paying men and Rich is a client of her evil operation.

Jeni wants to keep her two lives very separate, so she doesn’t appreciate Rich turning up at her place of work, and being around her new Holby family, namely Fletch and Evie — and it’s not long before Rich notices young Evie on the ward. 

Dawn Steele plays Ange Goddard in Holby City

Ange worries she’s holding Josh back in this week's episode.  (Image credit: BBC)

Meanwhile, Ange thinks she may be experiencing early signs of the menopause, and she really starts feeling her age when boyfriend Josh’s mum Elaine is admitted onto AAU and is clearly not impressed to discover her son is dating a woman in her forties! 

As she battles hot flushes, tiredness, and nausea, Ange worries she’s holding Josh back from a future of parties, travelling and having children. But are those days firmly behind her?

Holby City continues Tuesdays on BBC1 — see our TV Guide for listings. 

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

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. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.