The Bold and the Beautiful will celebrate its 35th anniversary next year! The half-hour soap has given its viewers decades of drama, romance, fashion, and fun!
The Bold and the Beautiful Polling
The essence of drama is conflict, so of course, BB has had plenty of that, too! Which rivalry on the half-hour soap has been your favorite? Soap Hub posed this question to BB fans. Read on for the results!
Slut From The Valley
Nearly 68% of you, not surprisingly, chose the Stephanie/Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) rivalry as your favorite. The show set the stage perfectly for this relationship to take off. Steph (Susan Flannery) was livid to discover that her beloved husband Eric (John McCook) was having an affair with Brooke’s mother Beth (Nancy Burnett). The Forrester matriarch ordered Brooke to break that dynamic up or Steph would make sure that Brooke never had Ridge.
Not surprisingly, Flannery won her first of three Daytime Emmys for BB for scenes in which Steph snapped, upon finding out that Brooke had now moved onto her son Thorne and nearly killed Brooke! These two women went at it for years, but when Steph was on her death bed, it was Brooke who was there to comfort her.
Dollars And Designs
Bill (Don Diamont) and Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) came in next with nearly 19% of your vote. The two men have battled each other over Brooke’s heart, but there’s another woman involved in this rivalry, too. A few years ago, Bill and Ridge’s daughter Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) had a fling. Ridge insisted that Bill took advantage of Steffy, but Steffy insisted that she was a willing participant.
Sheila’s (Kimberlin Brown) return to the canvas a few years ago was a surprise considering that the character died on sister soap The Young and the Restless. We bet Quinn (Rena Sofer) wishes she had stayed dead because Sheila set her sights on Quinn, AKA the latest Mrs. Eric Forrester, and the two had some knockdown physical brawls that rank among BB’s biggest brawls — picked by 11% of you. The Forrester mansion’s vase supply and bric-a-brac collection were never the same after all the fights these two women had.
He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother
Certainly, Liam (Scott Clifton) and Wyatt (Darin Brooks) have had their share of fights over the years, but these two scored very low in this poll, earning a mere 2%. While the Spencer brothers don’t agree on everything, they have decided that they’re better off as friends than rivals. They missed out on growing up together and they’re not going to waste a minute of their future.
Did your favorite rivalry make the list? Sound off in the comments below. The Bold and the Beautiful (BB) airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for airtimes.