Sex Education: Emma Mackey announces she is leaving the hit Netflix show after season four

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Sex Education first arrived on Netflix in 2019 and quickly became one of the streaming sites most popular shows, with over 40 million viewers streaming the first series after its debut

Sex Education star, Emma Mackey, has confirmed that she will be leaving the popular Netflix show after its fourth season. This comes after Mackey previously confirmed that she would be in fewer scenes of the show upon its return.

The Death on the Nile actress spoke to when she confirmed the news, after winning the BAFTA Rising Star Award on 19th February. The announcement came after she was asked if she’ll be back for season five.

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She said: "Season 5? I’ve just finished the fourth one last week! No, I don’t think I’ll be in season 5. I’ve said goodbye to Maeve." Maeve is one of the show’s most loved characters..

Speaking before production of the latest series, the actress said of filming season four: "It feels very familiar! And it’s a bit more sporadic because we have more characters. So there’s… I’m not in it as consistently.

"But we’re in the middle of filming now, and I’m excited to be back," she added. "And yeah, I’m intrigued to know what’s going to happen – because I also don’t know. I’m also finding out as we go along, so it’ll be fun!"

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This comes just weeks after Ncuti Gatwa announced his departure from the show. Gatwa paid tribute to his character Eric recently, saying "Last day. Last time. Bye bubs, thank you for all the lessons and for all the strength."

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