“Misfits”’ Lauren Socha, who played chav character Kelly in the show’s first three seasons, is going the way of former co-star Robert Sheehan in leaving the show. She won’t reprise her role in the fourth series – but the show producers claim it’s unrelated to her four month conviction for racially-aggravated assault.

“A mutual decision was reached between Clerkenwell and Lauren earlier this year that she would not be returning for the fourth series,” said a spokesperson for Channel 4. “Misfits has been in production for a number of weeks now and Lauren is not part of the lineup.”

A comment made to Digital Spy added, “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.”