Russell Tovey has announced that he is quitting BBC Three hit series Being Human after three series.
Tovey, who stars as werewolf George Sands on the BBC Three show, announced via his official Twitter account Twitter.com/russelltovey that he is departing the series.
He wrote: “Hey my lovely witty’s, you may or may not know by now, but I am leaving Being Human officially. Thought you should all know. I’m sorry.”
The actor becomes the second major cast member to depart the series after Aidan Turner [pictured on the right of your screen] left to join the cast of Peter Jackson‘s new adaptation of The Hobbit.
Tovey, who is currently starring in sitcom Him & Her, said that the series would continue without him and could “go on and on”.
He told The Guardian: “No, with Being Human the story can definitely go on and on. Toby [Whithouse – the series’ writer] still runs it and they can do all sorts, add giants and robots!”
Tovey added that it had felt strange to find himself considering to continue being a part of the show after Turner departed. He said: “Aidan’s left to film The Hobbit in New Zealand and going on without him on this fourth series felt strange”.
Actor Damien Molony will join the cast of Being Human in the new series, which is due to air early next year.