”Skins’ will go out on a high’ says star

Laya Lewis reacts to news of the teen drama's end

Skins star Laya Lewis says that the show is right to go out “on a high”.

It was announced this week that E4’s teen drama will end after a seventh series next year, which will see former characters returning.

Now Lewis, who plays third generation character Liv on the show, has given her reaction to the news. She told DigitalSpy.co.uk: “It’s kind of weird because I’ve geared myself up – as soon as got [the part] I geared myself up because I knew I only had two years. I think once episode ten comes out, we’re already prepared that it’s ended for us.

“I didn’t know what kind of direction they were going to take it in, but there’s always that thing hanging over Skins of how much more can you do with another generation of teenagers? So I think it’s nice to end on a high note. I think our last series has really done the show justice. I think it’s been just as good as previous series, and I think they should end on a high.”

However, Lewis admitted that she thinks it is the right decision to end the show. “Definitely, I think the idea of a series seven to wrap things up is really brilliant, and I think it’s going to go down really well.”

Lewis admitted that she has “no idea” if she will be one of the cast members who is asked to return but said: “It would be amazing, but it’s all about what they write and who they want to be involved. I guess it’s just wait and see.”

On who could return, she said: “I was going to say Chris [Joe Dempsie] but then I realised that he died! I don’t know – I’d love to see Nicholas Hoult back in it. I mean, Tony is Skins. I don’t know what he’s doing, if he’s off making big massive movies now, but that would be amazing.”

Skins continues on Monday with Laya’s Liv-centric episode. You can watch our video interview with the cast of Skins below.