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‘Don’t want to lose my job’: Star of axed soap shares honest update


Scarlett looking concerned in the receptionist area at the Mill Health Centre in Doctors

Kia appeared in shows on CBBC before Doctors (Picture: BBC)

Doctors star Kia Pegg shared the moment she found out the beloved soap had been axed.

The actress, 23 – who first rose to fame in CBBC’s The Dumping Ground – played receptionist Scarlett Kiernan in the show.

Last October, the news broke that Doctors will come to an end next year, with its final episode slated for December 2024.

In her latest post on Twitter/X, the actress shared a video with the caption reading: ‘I love my job, I don’t want to lose it.

‘This was the first scene I shot after finding out the show had been cancelled. I thought I was going to be one of those people who fail again and again and again.

‘I’ve failed 4 times so far.’

‘I love my job, I don’t want to lose it’s

This was the first scene I shot after finding out the show had been cancelled

‘I thought I was going to be one of those people who fail again and again and again’

I’ve failed 4 times so far

🫠🫠🫠 https://t.co/rdFA3hTpMS

— kia pegg (@kiapegg) May 14, 2024

Discussing the sad decision to end the programme, a BBC spokesperson said: ‘We have taken the very difficult decision to bring daytime drama Doctors to an end after 23 years.

‘With super inflation in drama production, the cost of the programme has increased significantly, and further investment is also now required to refurbish the site where the show is made, or to relocate it to another home.

‘With a flat licence-fee, the BBC’s funding challenges mean we have to make tough choices in order to deliver greater value to audiences.

‘We remain fully committed to the West Midlands and all of the funding for Doctors will be reinvested into new programming in the region.

Doctors debuted in 2000 (Picture: BBC)

‘We would like to thank all the Doctors cast and crew who have been involved in the show since 2000.’

The statement also made reference to the role Doctors has had in ‘nurturing talent’, with many famous faces, including Game Of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke and Fantastic Beasts’ Eddie Redmayne, having started their career in the lunchtime drama.

‘We know the crucial role Doctors has played in nurturing talent, and we will work to develop new opportunities to support skills in scripted programming,’ the statement continued.

The final episode will screen in December 2024 and we are working closely with BBC Studios to give it the finale it deserves.’

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Source:: Metro

      

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