Brooklyn Nine-Nine star says leaving was not entirely her choice

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When Chelsea Peretti announced she was leaving Brooklyn Nine-Nine, fans of the show were definitely feeling less than 100 emoji.

The actress has now spoken more about her character Gina Linetti leaving the newly-renewed sitcom.

Speaking to TVLine, Chelsea said Gina leaving "wasn't fully just [her] decision".

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Photo credit: Fox

She said: "It's hard to get into the weeds of what exactly transpired and how it all shook out, but it kind of came together to be this timing that presented itself.

"So I kind of knew that it was going to be happening for a while... [and was] holding on to this feeling of, like, 'I'm going away from this family' in my head."

Despite her comments, the 40-year-old insisted that there wasn't any bad blood between anyone.

"If you talk to anyone in acting - we didn't even know if the show was going to be renewed or not - you're always thinking [about] what's going to happen in your life," she said.

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Photo credit: ohn P. Fleenor/Fox/Universal Television/NBCU Photo Bank - Getty Images

"It's the endless twists and turns of show business, and this is kind of how it wound up evolving but I'm going to do another episode, and there's nothing but family feel, so..."

Brooklyn Nine-Nine's showrunner Dan Goor previously told Vanity Fair that Gina's exit will be "funny".

Ahead of Nine-Nine's launch in its new home on NBC, he explained: "When I talked with Chelsea about it, her request was that the scales be tipped in favour of it being funny over super-emotional."

Brooklyn Nine-Nine season six airs on NBC in the US and returns to Netflix in the UK on March 8.

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