Cameron Monaghan Says He Is Also Leaving ‘Shameless’

He’s played Ian Gallagher for 10 years

Last Updated: October 8, 2018 @ 2:37 PM

It’s time to say goodbye to another Gallagher.

“Shameless” star Cameron Monaghan announced on Monday that he is leaving the show after 10 years as a series regular.

“The next episode will be my last,” Monaghan wrote in an Instagram post. “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.”

“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,” his post continued. “Everything ends.” He added that the role of Ian Clayton Gallagher 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.”

“I was very lucky to mature and grow with this show. Experiencing so many firsts, maturing as an actor, a professional, and a human,” he continued. “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.”

Showtime did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment on Monaghan’s exit.

In August, star Emmy Rossum also revealed that Season 9 will be her last on the Showtime drama.

“I know you will continue on without me, for now,” the star wrote in a long open letter on her official Facebook page. “There is much more Gallagher story to be told. I will always be rooting for my family. Try not to think of me as gone, just think of me as moving down the block.”

See Monaghan’s Instagram post below.

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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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“Shameless” airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on Showtime.