'A natural end'
Being Human star announces departure from the hit show...
09:27 27 March 2012
Lenora Crichlow has announced her exit from BBC3s supernatural drama Being Human.
Viewers saw Critchlows character, Annie finally complete her unfinished business in the fourth runs finale on Sunday.
Sometimes, you have to just respect that a story [and] a character has come to a natural end, said Toby Whithouse, creator of Being Human. Lenora completely understood that and completely agreed with it.
Crichlow, who was the only remaining original cast member agreed, adding: I don't know if there's much more for her to do, if I'm honest. But I really will miss playing Annie - she's such a fantastic character to play.
The BBC also confirmed that the show will return for six more episodes in 2013.
Being Human lives on! said the shows creator Whithouse The response to series four has been terrific. We're thrilled that the audience have taken the new cast into their hearts with such enthusiasm and affection.
We're delighted to have this opportunity to expand the world further and explore new characters and tell new stories. A heartfelt thank you to all the fans for their unstinting support, and to the BBC for letting us mess up the sandpit for a fifth year.
Details of the new series are being held close to the chest but both Damien Molony, who plays vampire Hal, and Michael Socha, who plays werewolf Tom will return.
BBC3s controller, Zai Bennett, commented: In Being Human, Toby has created an extraordinary, funny, touching, supernatural world and I'm thrilled to be bringing it back for a fifth series.