Holby City’s sexiest stars – Patsy Kensit topless to Tina Hobley stripping off

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The BBC has taken the decision to axe its fan-favourite medical soap Holby City, after an incredible 23 years.

Holby's final episodes will air next year in 2022, as the broadcaster makes way for other programmes in its schedule – but the decision has left fans devastated.

Holby will leave an indelible mark on its fans and on the future of medical dramas. Though it aired originally as a spin-off of sister soap Casualty, Holby was so successful it even spawned a spin-off of its own: police procedural drama HolbyBlue, in 2007.

But along with its TV legacy, Holby has given rise to a huge number of stunning celebs, who have impressed viewers across the nation with their sexiest snaps.

We take a look at some of the most iconic Holby actresses as the programme prepares to draw to an end.

Connie Beauchamp – Amanda Mealing

A star of both Casualty and Holby City, Amanda Mealing is best known for portraying Connie Beauchamp in both medical shows.

She left her role in Casualty in April this year – but not before she left a legacy of sizzling pics.

In one snap, the soap temptress bared it all in a strappy white vest top, as she exposed her freckled collarbones to her 46.8k Instagram followers.

The brunette beauty had her incredible tattoo on display, which skims the edge of one boob, as she posed candidly for the camera.

She’d opted for a low-key makeup look to show off her natural beauty, with scarlet lipgloss and just a hint of mascara, letting her freckles roam free.

Amanda captioned the snap: "Had the fabric shears out again!" as she debuted her barely-there tank top.

In another snap ahead of the 2018 BAFTA Cymru Awards, Amanda had opted for a different look entirely.

The stunning star had her grey locks teased into ringlets, as she flashed flesh in a sinfully slashed white blazer – revealing just a hint of sideboob.

She paired the look with bright red lipstick and dark eyeliner as she smouldered for the cameras.

Faye Morton – Patsy Kensit

Equally famous for her roles as Faye Morton in Holby and as Sadie King in Emmerdale, Patsy Kensit has also – understandably – made her name as a model.

Patsy has also had a whole host of famous marriages (and divorces), as she’s even been wed to Oasis brother Liam Gallagher from 1997 until 2000.

Patsy has never been afraid to bare it all for the camera, and has even treated fans to a glimpse of nipple during her modelling days.

In one snap, Patsy downright smouldered for her adoring fans as she rocked a sheer floral tank top, which barely rose to cover her assets.

The toned beauty paired the see-through top with a pair of barely-there knickers as she flaunted her trim figure.

She even stripped completely naked when starring as Caroline Wright in Blame It On The Bellboy back in 1992.

Jac Naylor – Rosie Marcel

Rosie has played her Holby character Jac Naylor since 2004.

The star isn’t averse to stripping down for a good cause, and made headlines last year as she posed topless – all in aid of an animal charity.

Rosie, 43, laid herself bare with just an Animal Trust book laid open to cover her most intimate areas, leaving nothing to the imagination.

The fiery redhead posed seductively for the camera as she brought one hand to rest by her mouth, her hoodie shucked off on the chair beside her.

Writing alongside the snap, Rosie posted to Instagram: "I promised @nawtuk #Berkshire I’d do anything I could to sell this book to raise some much needed funds and I’ve heard sex sells so.

"Sorry?!?! Sex only sells if you're under the age of 25 with rippling muscles and go to your (home) gym four times a day? Awkward. I'll just get right back into my hoodie then. What a plonker!" Rosie joked.

She continued: "On a serious note these are really tough times for many charities.

"If you can afford to support #NAWTBerkshire by buying Julian Rota's new book or simply donating, it would mean everything to them and me."

The saucy snap garnered more than 5,000 likes on social media, including one from Corrie star Daniel Brocklebank.

And fans rushed to comment, with one writing: "You look sexy to me, I haven’t even noticed the book yet!"

"Absolutely beautiful Rosie, you have been my favourite in Holby for 20 years," someone else posted.

Chrissie Williams – Tina Hobley

Tina, who plays Chrissie Williams in Holby, certainly isn’t afraid to strip herself bare for keen soap fans.

Though she has posed completely naked in the past, Tina does "wonder why" she did the pics.

She told The Sun as she prepared to compete on skiing contest programme The Jump in 2016: "I do look back and wonder why I did them. It was because someone, somewhere, put me in front of a camera and told me to do those pictures.

"I’m quite a good girl so I do what I’m told to do," she confessed.

Regardless, Tina regularly sets pulses racing, and she’s definitely a water baby as she recently braved a chilly-looking lake with a few pals for her birthday celebrations.

Sporting a V-necked skintight swimming costume in black, Tina treated her Instagram followers to a glimpse of her incredible thighs as she popped out of the water to raise her arms high in the air.

She was rocking a vintage-style floral pink swimming cap as she rode the waves for some open water swimming, and later posed alongside pals wrapped in just a towel.

"Then this happened… and why not!" Tina wrote alongside the photoset, as fans including singer-songwriter Natalie Imbruglia rushed to share their love, writing: "Happy Birthday!" with a love-heart emoji.

Donna Jackson – Jaye Jacobs

Holby’s very own Donna Jackson, played by Jaye Jacobs, also made a name for herself in BBC school drama Waterloo Road from 2011 until 2013, as deputy headteacher Sian Diamond.

She’s also appeared in everything from Strictly Come Dancing – though she was eliminated in the second week – to EastEnders spin-off Perfectly Frank.

The stunning senior nurse keeps her personal life rather private, but she isn't afraid to let her hair down, and has been snapped having plenty of fun with a pal on a night out.

Sporting a jaw-dropping orange, off-the-shoulder dress, Jaye flaunted her gorgeous curves in the clingy ruched number as she had a giggle along with a pal.

And she looked beautiful as she glammed up for an awards show, sporting a burnt orange dress with a high neck, which the star paired with dangly gold earrings.

Her brunette tresses were teased into gentle waves that fell just past her shoulders, and she opted for a glam makeup look for the chic shot.

Ange Godard – Dawn Steele

Scottish actress Dawn Steele is best known as Ange Godard in Holby City, though she’s also had prominent roles in BBC drama Monarch of the Glen, ITV’s Wild at Heart and BBC soap River City.

Like Tina, Dawn loves spending time by the water, and recently offered an intimate snap of herself posing by the sea in a stunning swimwear set.

Bending down to capture the best selfie angle, Dawn’s cleavage was on full display as the wind whipped her brunette tresses around her.

The gorgeous blue sky was no match for Dawn, as she had fans absolutely gobsmacked by the stunning picture, as her swimming costume hugged her toned waist and revealed her tanned thighs.

Pairing the look with some dark sunglasses, Dawn later looked introspective as she stared wistfully out onto the horizon, standing by the shore.

The mum-of-one posed with a hand on her hip as she bared her impressive body for the camera.

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Holby City, unfortunately, will cease to air in 2022.

The news comes after the BBC released a statement which read: "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."

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