Long running hospital drama series Casualty "isn't going anywhere" according to the BBC despite claims the broadcaster was set to axe the programme.

Casualty has been part of BBC programming since 1986, making it the worlds longest running medical drama series.

Over the years the show has featured the likes of Bradley Walsh (Cam Mickelthwaite), Derek Thompson (Charlie Fairhead) and Georgia Taylor (Ruth Winters).

"Casualty isn't going anywhere" says BBC despite claims it faced the axe

Reports surfaced on Saturday (March 9) morning in The Sun that those involved with Casualty had been told the show would only run for another two years.

Filming for series 39 of the show is currently underway, but the news outlet reported series 40 was to be the last.

The Bolton News: Filming for the next series of Casualty is already underway.Filming for the next series of Casualty is already underway. (Image: BBC)

A Casualty insider, speaking to The Sun, said: “Never mind on life support, it feels like Casualty has now received its death warrant.

“The official messaging is that all is well because the show was recently recommissioned for two more years.

“But when that new round of contracts were signed, the feedback was ‘two years, then we’re done’.

“To be honest, no one was very surprised. The writing has been on the wall for a while now.”

The news comes just years after sister show Holby City, which was set in the same fictional hospital as Casualty, concluded in March 2022 after 23 years.

In September, the BBC revealed it would be reducing the number of episodes in future series due to pressures amid the cost of living crisis.

But the BBC has denied these new claims from The Sun saying Casualty "isn't going anywhere". 


A BBC spokesperson said: "Casualty isn’t going anywhere.

“The latest recommission is simply part of the normal business cycle."

Series 38 will come to an end in July, according to The Sun, with new episodes to air after that.

You can watch Casualty on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Saturday nights.