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Is Kellan Lutz leaving FBI: Most Wanted?

Amber Peake September 22, 2021
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Kellan Lutz has become a favourite in FBI: Most Wanted thanks to his role as Special Agent Kenny Crosby. While his character has become a fan favourite, some are curious to know whether Kellan Lutz is leaving FBI: Most Wanted as his character was shot in last night’s episode.

Is Kellan Lutz leaving FBI: Most Wanted?

In Tuesday’s FBI premiere crossover event Kellan Lutz’s character, Kenny Crosby, was shot. Fans later learned that while Crosby has survived, he will be in recovery for quite some time.

In response, Lutz took to social media to announce he will be taking a break from FBI: Most Wanted in a statement on his Instagram today (Wednesday, 22 September).

In the post, Lutz explained he was leaving the show to be closer to his family after the sudden death of his first daughter and both his grandfathers.

The actor explained: “If 2020 taught me anything, it’s how important family truly is. After a lot of prayer and reflection, I made the difficult decision to move my growing family back to CA so our daughter could grow up with her grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins, just a short drive away.”

Ending the post, Lutz revealed his decision didn’t mean the end for Crosby as he hopes to “hop in and out here and there in the future“.

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When did Kellan Lutz join the cast of FBI: Most Wanted?

Kellan Lutz has been part of the cast since the show’s premiere in January 2020. His character, Kenny Crosby, went on to become a familiar face to fans of the series as they followed his journey in the first and second seasons of the show.

Following Lutz’s announcement, fans took to Twitter as they reacted to his departure from the show:

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What else has he been in?

Many viewers may recognise Kellan Lutz for his role as Emmett Cullen, part of the Cullen vampire clan in the Twilight films. Away from the popular franchise, Lutz has also featured in well-known shows such as 90210, Generation Kill and The Comeback.

More recently, he appeared in indie thriller Divertimento, which saw him win an award for best actor at the Queen Palm International Film Festival and the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival.

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.