Holby City actor Lee Mead has quit Holby City, Lee joined the Holby cast in 2017 after leaving sister show Casualty.

Simon Harper, Executive Producer of Casualty and Holby City, said: The popularity of Lofty has seen Lee star successfully in both Casualty and Holby City, a brilliant achievement. ”

“He has brought some of our warmest and most tender stories to life over the last couple years and off screen is about the sweetest, most humble guy you could ever hope to work with.

“His performance in the recent stillbirth and aftermath storyline is especially fine. Thank you so much Lee for lighting up the holbyverse, we are all going to miss you terribly.”

Lofty’s final episode will air on Tuesday 17 December.