Cameron Monaghan Is Leaving ‘Shameless’

Catherine Michelle

October 9, 2018

Cameron Monaghan

 

Another Gallagher is saying goodbye.

 

A month after Emmy Rossum announced that she was departing Shameless, another series star has likewise announced his exit: Cameron Monaghan.

 

 

 

Cameron, who has been playing Ian Gallagher since she show premiered in 2011, is leaving the Showtime hit midway through its ongoing ninth season. The 25-year-old actor made the official announcement on social media Monday (October 08).

 

Taking to Instagram, Cameron wrote a lengthy, heartfelt post bidding the show farewell:

 

“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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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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Cameron also stars on Fox’s Gotham. His final episode of Shameless airs on Sunday, October 14.

 

Emmy, who plays Fiona Gallagher, will be leaving at the end of the ninth season.

 

Thanks for your amazing portrayal of Ian, Cameron!