Holby City usually airs on Tuesday evenings, with BBC viewers tuning in each week to catch up on the latest drama taking place on the wards of the infamous hospital. However, the medical programme won’t be on screens tonight as coverage of the FA Cup continues to cause havoc with the broadcaster’s schedules. This has happened several times already this year, with the network airing the particular episode a day later, but this won’t be happening this week.
Following The One Show wrapping up at 7:30pm tonight, Match of the Day coverage will begin straight after, continuing all the way through to 10pm.
For the fifth round tie of the football tournament, Chelsea will be taking on rivals Liverpool to secure a place in the next stage of the FA Cup.
With host Gary Lineker, 59, taking on hosting duties this evening, viewers can expect the game to kick-off at 7:45pm, live from Stamford Bridge.
Usually, the medical drama would air on Wednesday night instead, but another game is also taking place on BBC One tomorrow.
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Holby City cancelled as BBC medical drama taken off air this week (Image: BBC)
Match of the Day: FA Cup coverage will take over tonight's schedule (Image: BBC)
This time, it will be Sheffield Wednesday taking on Manchester City in the fifth round tie, with coverage coming live from Hillsborough.
Timings will be exactly the same as tonight’s game, meaning there is no place in the schedule for Holby City to air.
Ahead of the show not airing this week, the official Twitter page for the hit medial drama posted a warning to viewers.
In view of their 59,800 followers, the account posted a link to the broadcaster’s catchup service, with the caption: “Nope. No #HolbyCity this week. It's all #FACup… If you're missing us, you can catch up on last week's episodes here.”
Holby City cancelled: The BBC