Holby City saw Catherine Russell temporarily leave the show last night (August 6), but now we know when her character Serena Campbell will be back on screens.

Catherine Russell as Serena Campbell in Holby City

Serena made the decision to take some time out of work to grieve for her ex-partner Bernie Wolfe, who died off-screen.

It was revealed that Bernie had been killed in a blast while serving in the army in Afghanistan.

Speaking about Serena’s exit, Catherine thanked fans for the warm comments before confirming Serena’s return date.

“I was at a wedding yesterday so haven’t caught up with last night’s #HolbyCity but I’ve just seen all your lovely comments,” she wrote on Twitter. “Thank you so much. Means a lot.

“Serena’s not on the wards again now until Oct 15th.”