Josh’s secret bulimia battle was revealed, leaving Holby City viewers heartbroken.


Holby City fans were left heartbroken for Josh Hudson during the latest edition of the BBC medical drama as the doctor’s secret bulimia battle was exposed in emotional scenes

Holby City fans have shared their heartbreak for Josh Hudson as his secret bulimia battle was exposed.

The surgeon, portrayed by Trieve Blackwood Cambridge on the BBC medical drama, failed to impress his colleagues and was lambasted by Jac Naylor (Rosie Marcel) for ingesting caffeine pills during his shift.

Josh’s mother Elaine later appeared to express concern about her son’s wellbeing.

During their conversation, Josh’s history with the eating disorder was exposed and fans were quick to share their concern for the new father on Twitter.

One wrote: “#Josh my heart breaks for you. There’s help out their for #EatingDisorders please don’t suffer in silence.”

Another commented: “God, poor Josh.

“I really hope they handle this storyline right, because it’s something you rarely see addressed in media and they’ve got a more than capable actor to play it.”

A third said: “Poor Josh.”

Another fan concluded: “Josh having bulimia and it resurfacing due to the pressures of parenthood is a brilliant story arc.

“The portrayal of men with mental health issues let alone eating disorders is not seen on television anywhere near as much as it should be. representation is so important.”

While Josh’s mother Elaine expressed her concern for her son, Josh insisted he was eating and not struggling.

However, viewers saw the exhausted surgeon get through his shift while not eating and taking caffeine pills.

He also later lied to several people about how much food he’d eaten and was seen struggling as he pushed himself to take a run after his horrendous day at work.

After walking out of a hernia surgery with the shakes, Josh was also quizzed by Eli (Davood Ghadami) about his shaky performance.

Will Josh get the help he needs?

Holby City airs on BBC One.

If you’re worried about your health or the health of somebody else, you can contact SEED eating disorder support service on 01482 718130 or on their website,

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