Cameron Monaghan is Leaving “Shameless”

Showtime’s Shameless will lose yet another star in season nine with Cameron Monaghan, who plays Ian Gallagher, announcing his exit from the show after the next episode. This comes after Emmy Rossum, who portrays the character of Fiona Gallagher on the show, revealed in early September that the ninth season of Shameless would be her last.

Monaghan announced his departure on Instagram: “I have been a series regular on this show for roughly ten years. I was the tender age of fifteen when we shot the pilot, and I came of age in so many ways, both legally and personally,” the 25-year-old actor wrote.

“I was very lucky to mature and grow with this show. Experiencing so many firsts, maturing as an actor, a professional, and a human. In the process gaining friends, family, and the best coworkers a very lucky actor could ask for, and for this I can be nothing but gracious. All good things come to an end. “

According to Cameron Monaghan, he knew about the exit since last year but didn’t want to spoil his character’s storyline for the fans.

Shameless is halfway through season nine with episode six, which will be last for Monaghan on the show, set to air on October 14th.

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I have been a series regular on this show for roughly ten years. I was the tender age of fifteen when we shot the pilot, and I came of age in so many ways, both legally and personally. I was very lucky to mature and grow with this show. Experiencing so many firsts, maturing as an actor, a professional, and a human. In the process gaining friends, family, and the best coworkers a very lucky actor could ask for, and for this I can be nothing but gracious. All good things come to an end. An old cliche, but one that rings true with a sincerity and clarity especially in moments like these. Everything ends. The next episode will be my last. I have known since last year, but I didn’t want to give it away too early as I wanted this season to be a surprise for the audience, allowing them to experience Ian’s unsure journey with his character. This role has been a joy to inhabit, a wild and special ride, and I’d like to thank #Shameless as well as you, the viewers, for being there with him. Goodbye, Ian Clayton Gallagher. We’ll meet again?

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