Holby City: Jules Robertson Was Glad Jason Wasn’t Killed

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Holby City star Jues Robertson has expressed his joy that soap operas didn’t kill him before the final episode aired.

The BBC’s beloved medical drama ended after 23 years on screen with an emotional final episode in March celebrating the spirit of the NHS.

Reflecting on the end of Holby City, Jason Haynes star Jules told Lorraine he didn’t end up in a body bag.

“I’m glad they didn’t kill me,” he said. “I think they liked Jason so much he was too beautiful to be killed. The fans would have been very upset.”

Jules then joked, “And I really improved the ratings, you know, they skyrocketed when they saw me.”

A number of characters from the past made an appearance in the Holby City finale, in which surgeon Jac Naylor, played by Rosie Marcel who has appeared on the show since 2005, died after a long-running storyline about the effects of a brain tumor.

The episode showed the dedication of colleagues who tried to save her and also highlighted the lives that can be saved and enriched through organ donations.

Jules played Jason in the BBC’s medical drama for six years (Picture: BBC)

Holby City cast

Holby City ended in March after 23 years (Picture: BBC)

It also featured the return of previous characters, including Ric Griffin, played by Hugh Quarshie, and Mo Effanga, played by Chizzy Akudolu.

After the show aired, Chizzy tweeted, “This really breaks my heart. Holby meant so much to so many people, including me. I’m in pieces. Didn’t think it would hit me like this…’

She added: ‘Thank you Holby City for changing my life.’

Catherine Russell, who reprized her role as Serena Campbell, tweeted a series of photos from her time on the show, adding, “It was really like family.”

The Casualty spin-off, created by Tony McHale and Mal Young, debuted in 1999.

The drama followed the lives of the staff at the fictional Holby City Hospital, the same hospital as Casualty.

The BBC announced last year that it had made the ‘tough decision’ to end the show in order to ‘reshape the BBC’s drama series to better reflect, represent and serve all parts of the country’.

It stated that this was to ‘make room for new opportunities’ as part of the ‘broadcaster’s commitment to make more programs in the UK’.

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