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Soap Opera Comings and Goings: A Major Leading Lady Is Out

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Who’s coming and who’s going from the casts of The Bold and the Beautiful (BB), Days of Our Lives (Days), General Hospital (GH) and The Young and the Restless (YR)?

Soap Opera Casting

Here’s a list of the top exit and entrance news from all four daytime dramas. Find out if any of your favorite performers from yesteryear are returning to the shows you follow, or if any new actors or actresses have been cast in contract, recurring or day player roles. Here’s the latest casting news from all of the soaps.

Days of our Lives

Days of our Lives is about to lose a major leading lady. Linsey Godfrey will be leaving the soap as Sarah Horton, a role she has played since 2018. The actress confirmed her exit on Twitter, noting that she was thankful for the “amazing cast” she got to work with during her tenure on the show.

Meanwhile, Kyle Lowder finishes his run as Rex Brady on Monday, March 22. His character will split Salem, after getting dumped by “Sarah” (actually a disguised Kristen DiMera).

Precious Way premieres as Chanel Price on Thursday, March 25, when Paulina’s (Jackée Harry) daughter arrives in Salem.

The Young and the Restless

Over at The Young and the Restless it looks like it might be the end of the road for the show’s longest-running cast member. Doug Davidson, who plays Paul Williams, responded to Twitter fans asking why he hadn’t been seen on screen since November of 2020. “I am tired of fighting for the obvious,” announced Davidson, adding that “ I think I am done. After 43 years I am treated like a day player. No bueno.”

Dana Sparks is back as Dr. Cavett on Thursday, March 25 in scenes with Mark Grossman’s Adam and Melissa Claire Egan’s Chelsea.

Ptosha Storey pops in as Naya Benedict, Amanda’s (Mishael Morgan) biological mother, on Friday, March 26.

General Hospital

A pair of recurring characters are back on the scene at General Hospital. Scarlett Fernandez is set to appear as Charlotte Cassadine, Valentin’s (James Patrick Stuart) daughter, this week. She last aired in December of 2020.

Matt Trudeau clocks in as Dr. Lucas Jones on Wednesday, March 24. He’ll share scenes with Kirsten Storms’ Maxie. Please note that air dates may be subject to change.

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