Hugh Laurie and the House gang will be hanging up their white coats in May, after the 52-year-old confirmed that the medical drama will end after this season.
In a joint statement from Laurie and executive producers of the show David Shore and Katie Jacobs, released to the media on Wednesday, the trio announced the hit U.S. show will not be back for a ninth season.
The press release reads: “The decision to end the show now, or ever, is a painful one, as it risks putting asunder hundreds of close friendships that have developed over the last eight years – but also because the show itself has been a source of great pride to everyone involved.
“The producers have always imagined House as an enigmatic creature; he should never be the last one to leave the party.
“How much better to disappear before the music stops, while there is still some promise and mystique in the air.”
Laurie has earned himself an impressive two Best Actor Golden Globes for his performance as moody medic, Dr Gregory House.
The former Blackadder star has also hinted that the end of House may mean the end of his acting career for the time being, with his attentions rumoured to be turning towards music and directing.