Russell Tovey Discusses His Being Human Exit

Work-shy layabout Russell Tovey (come on, we’ve all see him in Him & Her) has explained the motives behind his decision to leave hit BBC Three show Being Human today, in an interview with SFX.

The actor, who has played werewolf George fro three series told of how the departure of Aidan Turner (who is currently hunting dragons in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit) had played a big part in his decision.

“I felt so sad when I saw how Aidan [Turner] was leaving,” Tovey told SFX. “I felt so sad for George, because he was losing his best friend, [and] I felt so sad for the show, because Mitchell was a big reason the show was so successful.”

“I’m going to miss Aidan. I didn’t want to do it without Aidan and I wanted to leave on a high. It just felt like it was time.”

Tovey confirmed that he would be making a brief appearance in the upcoming fourth series to explain George’s departure.

“I know some people might be p*ssed off with me that I’ve left, but I want people to love George and understand that I want to go off and explore other things,” he said. “It’s sad [but] I’d decided that I was going to go when I finished filming series three.

“For me three is the magic number. It’s always in my head. I’d done three series and I was ready to go.”