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Lauren Socha will not be appearing in the fourth series of E4’s “Misfits”.

Channel four have revealed in a statement that Bafta-winning actress, Lauren Socha will not be reprising her role of Kelly in the E4 drama in a “mutual decision.”

Channel 4 said in a statement: “A mutual decision was reached between Clerkenwell and Lauren earlier this year that she would not be returning for the fourth series.”

Adding: “Misfits has been in production for a number of weeks now and Lauren is not part of the lineup.”

However her departure is not connected to Socha’s recent sentence to four months in prison, suspended for 12 months, for racially abusing a taxi driver, a spokesman for channel 4 confirmed:

“No. Clerkenwell Films and Lauren Socha agreed some time ago that along with other cast members, including Iwan Rheon and Antonia Thomas, she would not be returning for the fourth series of Misfits, which is currently in production. Channel 4 supports both parties’ decisions.”

Misfits will return to E4 later this year.