Holby City star Rosie Marcel’s dilapidated farmhouse renovation as show is cancelled

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Holby City actress Rosie Marcel has given fans a sneak peek at her 14-acre farmhouse renovation on Instagram.

The 44-year-old, who plays Jac Naylor, the consultant cardiothoracic surgeon in the recently axed BBC soap and its sister show Casualty, revealed she had bought the property last month with her husband Ben Stacey.

The dilapidated property currently has no kitchen, bathroom or heating so the couple and their daughter Beau are currently living in a hotel until it's habitable.

Since announcing their new project on social media, Rosie has been sharing tidbits of the country abode's renovation which her and her other half have been doing completely themselves.

Holby City star Rosie Marcel is currently renovating a 14-acre farmhouse with her husband Ben

In one video, the TV star can be seen ripping down peach-coloured curtains and a pelmet from their living room with the help of a baby blue crowbar while clad in a navy boiler suit.

Rosie was also seen tackling the home's stairs in another short clip. The soap star documented pulling up old carpet and unfortunately "disposing of dead things" after finding a the body of a squirrel.

The busy star shared a shot of their kitchen, which currently has no roof.

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Despite having a long way to go, Rosie proudly showed off a before-and-after shot of the one room they've finished – daughter Beau's bedroom.

The kid's room sported grey walls, exposed brick and pop of colour in the form of a yellow patterned chair propped by the window.

They added an adorable bunk bed, sweet rug and antique-style wardrobe. Although the space currently sports dark wooden floors, Rosie revealed they are getting carpet in the room this week.

Most recently, the actress documented her husband building their standalone bathtub in their newly decorated bathroom.

The soap star's new house project doesn't have a kitchen and revealed it also doesn't have a bathroom nor heating

Captioning the video, she penned: "This was a bit nerve wracking! Get this bit wrong and you’ve got a useless bath!! Well done @benstaceyuk. We would be loo’less and bath’less if not for him!"

In mid May, Rosie shared a hilarious video of her sawing a wooden fence as she revealed she and Ben had bought the run down property.

She penned: "Ok. So we did something crazy and sold our lovely house. Beautifully finished. Clean and spacious.

"We bought a dilapidated s***hole ex farm that hasn’t been lived in in a very long time. It has no kitchen. No bathroom. No heating. Infested with mice. It stinks. I currently hate it right now.

Rosie's husband Ben pictured in their daugter Beau's room before they renovated it

The TV star gave fans a glimpse of Beau's finished bedroom in a short Instagram video – and it couldn't be more different

"But it has 14 acres. An orchard and some barns and stables. It’s a lifetime of work. But it’s too late now.

"Just before this video I became very overwhelmed by how bad it is inside that I cried. A lot. Had an argument with my husband and embarrassed our friend Ade by freaking out.

"Then I decided to make like @goldiehawn in Overboard and have some fun! Got some frustrations out and feeling better."

Rosie's renovation comes as Ten thousand furious Holby City fans have signed a petition demanding that the BBC reverse the decision to axe the medical drama.

The view outside Rosie's new property; which includes 14 acres and an orchard

Viewers were left devastated after it was confirmed via a statement earlier this week that Holby will be airing its final episode in March 2022.

In the announcement, the BBC said that "difficult decisions" had to be made and that they were bringing the show to an end "in order to reshape the BBC's drama slate to better reflect, represent and serve all parts of the country".

Upset fans have since started a petition, which has – at the time of writing – garnered 35,650 signatures in four days.

Directed towards BBC Director General Tim Davie, it reads: "Holby City has millions of weekly viewers, and has won hundreds of awards. It is also one of the most diverse dramas on the BBC – bringing stories of real people across society, from all backgrounds and experiences.

Holby City fans have signed a petition urging the BBC to reverse the decision
(Image: BBC/Kieron McCarron)

"The combination of permanent characters and single episode characters offers a huge range of storylines, highlighting important issues and experiences in medicine and society. The show has raised awareness about so many issues of value to the public – whether that's mental health, bereavement, exploring faith or sexuality.

"If like me and my family, you care so much about this program please share and sign this petition.

"The pandemic has shown how highly the public value the NHS, and Holby City is an important representation of the work that the NHS does, and the issues the NHS and its staff and patients face."

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