Sex Education’s Tanya Reynolds has revealed she’s “very sad” after being dropped by the hit Netflix show.
After receiving positive feedback for the latest season, the show was renewed for a new series last September. However, Reynolds won’t be a part of Sex Education when it returns to the streaming platform. In the first three seasons, Reynolds portrayed one of the more prominent characters named Lily.
Sadly, she revealed in a recent interview that her role in the series has finally come to an end. Speaking to the Radio Times, Reynolds announced that her return to the series was no longer a possibility: “I’m not [returning], actually, which is sad, very sad.”
Adding, “It’s just the natural progression of these shows – when you have such big ensemble casts and so many characters, I think you have to let a few older characters go to make way for newer ones, which is absolutely the right thing, the way it should happen. I loved every minute of it, and I loved Lily with my whole entire heart. Three seasons was just a really perfect amount for me.”
In addition to Reynolds, Patricia Allison also explained her decision to leave the programme. Allison was appearing on the Capital Xtra radio show, Breakfast With Yinka and Shayna Marie, when she made the revelation that she wouldn’t be returning to the programme for the fourth season.
Like Reynolds, she has been a part of Sex Education since the first season and will definitely be a missed presence on the show. In the radio interview, Allison claimed “other opportunities” had come about, which helped her make up her mind about this “difficult” decision.