Fair City have confirmed that their long-time cast member Clelia Murphy is leaving the show.
According to RTÉ Entertainment, Clelia has filmed her final scenes as Niamh Brennan, and a spokesperson teased that there is a “surprise twist in store” for her longtime love Paul Brennan, who is played by co-star Tony Tormey.
The spokesperson said, “Fair City can confirm that Clelia Murphy has decided to exit the soap for the foreseeable future with her character Niamh Brennan’s exiting storyline playing out on screen next month.”
It’s understood that Clelia, who played Niamh for 22 years, left the show for another opportunity – but the spokesperson teased that this may not be the end for her character.
“She’ll be greatly missed, but you never know when Niamh Brennan might reappear in Carrigstown to ruffle feathers like only she can!”
Fair City airs every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday on RTÉ One.