Starlet Elisha Cuthbert has walked out of hit American TV drama 24 so she can focus on her solo career.

The 21-year-old, who plays Counter Terrorism Unit agent KIM BAUER, is the latest in a chain of actors to have quit the show, including REIKO AYLESWORTH and JAMES BADGE DALE - agents MICHELLE DESSLER and CHASE EDMUNDS - as well as CARLOS BERNARD, who plays CTU boss TONY ALMEIDA.

Actors Mary Lynn Rajskub, Zachary Quinto and Daniel Dae Kim are also quitting the show.

Since 24 shot her to fame, Cuthbert has landed starring roles in Hollywood movies The Girl Next Door, Old School and Love Actually.

27/05/2004 13:37