The Casualty spin-off came to a dramatic conclusion on Tuesday night, in the final episode after 23 years on the TSWT.
And, Angela Griffin, 45, of Holby City, broke down in tears watching the story’s latest episode, while Joe McFadden, 46, shared a host of throwbacks as they led the former stars to say goodbye to the series.
Overnight viewing figures reveal the highly anticipated final episode drew an average viewership of 2.4 million, peaking at 2.56 million during the episode.
Angela, who played nurse Jasmine Hopkins, took to her Instagram Stories where she uploaded a video of herself crying.
Sad! Angela Griffin, 45, of Holby City, broke down in tears watching the latest episode on Tuesday night as The Casualty spin-off came to a dramatic conclusion after 23 years.
While wiping the tears from her face, Angela admitted, “Oh my God, I’m really moved after watching the last episode of Holby.
‘What an amazing episode. I’m so sad he’s gone. They are on the first episode and watching the last episode. Well done, well done. The end.’
Joe McFadden, who played Raf Di Lucca, took to his Instagram stories where he uploaded several behind-the-scenes snaps from his time on the show.
Patsy Kensit, who played Faye Morton, tweeted a picture of herself on the show and said she was “so sad” it was ending: “I had an amazing four and a half years on the show and I loved it.”
Memories: Joe McFadden, who played Raf Di Lucca, took to his Instagram stories where he uploaded several behind-the-scenes snaps from his time on the show
Emotional: While wiping away tears, Angela admitted: ‘Oh my God, I’m really emotional after watching the last episode of Holby. ‘What an amazing episode. I’m so sad he’s gone’
Photo dump: Joe McFadden shared a variety of photographs taken during his time at Holby
Good times: The snaps were full of happy moments he shared with cast members
Former idol actor Jack Ryder, who played Evan Crowhurst, wrote alongside a photo of himself on the show: “Holby City ends tonight.”
“I remember the wonderful team that worked on this show for so many years.
“Their hard work and tireless dedication was always noted by myself and so many others who worked there.
“To be welcomed to Elstree with open arms by the wonderful cast and crew is a moment I will always cherish. So I wanted to say – thank you Holby. Thank you.’
Heartbreaking: Patsy Kensit, who played Faye Morton, tweeted a photo of herself on the show and said she was ‘so sad’ it was ending
Thinking about the cast and crew: Former idol actor Jack Ryder, who played Evan Crowhurst, shared his thoughts
Niamh Mcgrady, who played Mary-Claire Carter, wrote alongside photographs: ‘Last Holby City tonight. Even though I left the show in 2015, I still consider it the happiest time of my career. What fun we had playing doctors and nurses!!
“I’ve grown so much on the show and made lifelong friends…When they talk about #holbyfamily, they’re not exaggerating…That’s who we were, and that’s what we will always be.” Biggest love to all Holby Fam’s past and present. From.’
Jules Knight shared snaps from his time on the show and wrote: Farewell @bbcholbycity. “Thank you for having me, thank you for all these incredible memories and congratulations on this remarkable race.”
Throwback: Lisa Faulkner shared a photo of herself on Holby City
Fond memories: Niamh Mcgrady, who played Mary-Claire Carter, wrote alongside photographs about how her time in Holby City was “the happiest” of her career
Biggest love: “I grew so much on the show and made lifelong friends,” Niamh shared
The latest episode featured the reappearance of old characters, including Ric Griffin, played by Hugh Quarshie, and Mo Effanga, played by Chizzy Akudolu.
After the show aired, Chizzy tweeted: “This breaks my heart. Holby meant so much to so many people including me. I’m in pieces. I didn’t think it would affect me like this… Thanks 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 really was like family.”
Grateful for the memories: Jules Knight shared snaps from his time on the show and praised Holby City for a ‘remarkable run’
Gutted: Laila Rouass sent her love to the cast and crew of Holby City
While Dawn Steele, who plays Ange Godard, tweeted: “Thank you, what an amazing job it was.” So sad. What a message though – thank you NHS.
Lucinda Dryzek, who played Jac Naylor’s sister Jasmine Burrows, posted: “To all the Holby family, you were truly the best.” And you will be truly missed. And I’m so grateful to have been part of it ‘
Belinda Owusu, who played Nicky McKendrick, said, “Beyond grateful to have been part of the magic.”
Grateful: ‘Thank you Holby City for changing my life,’ said Chizzy Akudolu
Favorite Moments: Dawn Steele shared a clip of herself walking slowly on set
Sweet! She and actor Sema David shared a sweet interaction on social media
Former EastEnders star Davood Ghadami, who joined Holby last year as Eli Ebrahimi, said it was the “end of an era”.
He added, “I was just starting to enjoy the warmth of the brilliant people who had worked on this show for all these years. They are the best in the business.
“Goodbye Holby City and thank you.”
Olivia Colman, Jodie Comer and Michael Fassbender have all appeared in previous episodes of the medical drama.
I will miss you all ! Belinda Owusu shared several photos including a clapperboard adorned with sketches of the actors