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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Jake Borelli to Leave Show After Seven Seasons

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Fan-favourite actor announces departure ahead of season 21

Another long term Grey’s Anatomy cast member has decided to bid farewell to the long-running medical drama. Jake Borelli, who plays Levi Schmitt, has confirmed his exit from the series after seven seasons.

Borelli’s character, Levi, has been a fan favourite since his introduction in season 14 as the show’s first openly gay male character. While the actor is leaving the series, he is expected to reprise his role in season 21 for a few episodes to wrap up Levi’s storyline.

The news of Borelli’s departure comes amidst reports of budget cuts and potential decreases in episode guarantees for cast members. With the show’s future beyond season 21 uncertain, fans are left wondering if more cast members will choose to exit the series. Borelli’s portrayal of Levi Schmitt has added a layer of diversity and representation to the show, and his departure will undoubtedly leave a void. Fans have taken to social media to express their sadness over the news, with many sharing their favourite Levi moments and their hopes for a satisfying conclusion to his storyline.

Season 20 of Grey’s Anatomy has been a rollercoaster, with the return of several iconic characters, including Jessica Capshaw as pediatric surgeon Dr. Arizona Robbins. The season has also been marked by other significant cast changes, with the exits of series regulars Kelly McCreary (Maggie Pierce) and Ellen Pompeo (Meredith Grey). The show’s creator, Shonda Rhimes, has expressed her gratitude for the support of fans, acknowledging that the show’s longevity is a testament to their loyalty.

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The season finale of Grey’s Anatomy will air on ABC on May 23.


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