SOAP star Luisa Bradshaw-White has admitted she's "devastated" at Holby City's shock axe.

The actress, 46 – who played Lisa Fox in the popular BBC medical drama from 2001 to 2005 – opened up about the devastating news today on Loose Women.

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Earlier today Kay Adams, Jane Moore, Linda Robson and Luisa chatted about a range of things including if Brits should ban smoking outside and the idea of 'heartache leave'.

But one thing that got Luisa really talking was yesterday's shocking news that Holby City has been axed after 23 years on our screens.

The public service broadcaster revealed the news, leaving TV fans around the UK devastated, but they aren't the only ones.

Luisa, who is most known for her portrayal of Tina Carter in EastEnders, told the panel: "I'm so sad. I'm so sad for the cast. I spent four years on that show and I loved every second.

"It was like a real family, the crew and everybody… they were so lovely.

"I just feel really sad for them all."

She continued: "You just get really, really close.

"Just to kind of find out it's ending, I would have hated that had I been in that show, I would have been so upset."

Luisa shot to fame in 1988 as Herte in A Friendship in Vienna, before later landing roles in Grange Hill, The Bill and Birds of a Feather.

She first appeared in Holby City on season four as a midwife on the hospital's maternity ward called Lisa Fox.

Luisa was a series regular and appeared in the programme from 2001 to 2005.

The star later appeared in BBC medical drama Doctors, before landing her role in EastEnders as Tina Carter.

Soap fans were left heartbroken yesterday when it was revealed that Holby City will air its final scenes in March 2022.

The much-loved show, created as a spin-off from BBC's Casualty by Tony McHale and Mal Young, premiered in 1999.

It became a huge hit, with millions tuning in every week to get their weekly dose of Holby City every Tuesday evening on BBC One.

In a press release published yesterday, the BBC said: ""We are incredibly proud of Holby City but it’s with great sadness that we are announcing that after 23 years, the show will end on screen in March of next year.

"We sometimes have to make difficult decisions to make room for new opportunities and as part of the BBC's commitment to make more programmes across the UK, we have taken the difficult decision to bring the show to a close in order to reshape the BBC's drama slate to better reflect, represent and serve all parts of the country.

"We would like to take this opportunity to thank the amazing team at BBC Studios and all the cast and crew who have been involved in the show since 1999.

"Holby has been a stalwart with audiences, delighting millions of viewers each week and winning hundreds of awards with a compelling mix of cutting edge medical stories and explosive personal stories.

"We look forward to working with the team over the coming months to ensure that when it ends, Holby goes out on a high."

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