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Soap Opera Comings And Goings: Popular Stars Return, Lead Leaves & A Tribute

Popular stars return to the show, a lead actress leaves, and stars remember fan fave.

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Who’s coming and who’s going from the soap opera 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 for the week of February 20, 2023

Here’s a list of the top exit and entrance news from all four daytime dramas.  

The Young and the Restless

The Young and the Restless will be celebrating its golden anniversary by bringing back some popular stars from the past. Slated to be on hand for the show’s 50th in March are Tricia Cast, who played Nina Webster; Barbara Crampton, who portrayed Leanna Love; Michael Damian, remembered as Danny Romalotti; Veronica Redd, who played the Abbott housekeeper, Mamie Johnson; and Patty Weaver, who portrayed Gina Roma.

Cast last appeared on the soap in 2021. Crampton hasn’t been on the canvas since 2007. Damian made a surprise visit in December 2022. Meanwhile, Weaver last aired in 2013, and Redd in 2004.

Days of our Lives

A leading lady leaves Days of our Lives this week. Lindsay Arnold finishes her three-year stint as Allie Horton on the soap opera on Monday, February 20, when the character says a bittersweet goodbye to Chanel (Raven Bowens).  

Clyde Kusatsu pops in as Li (Remington Hoffman) and Wendy’s (Victoria Grace)  father and DiMera board member, Wei Shin. He’s set to air on Thursday, February 23.  

DAYS is looking for a beautiful brunette with blue eyes for a brief stint. Word is the show will cast an actress familiar to the soap world.

General Hospital

An upcoming tribute episode to the late Sonya Eddy, who played Epiphany, will feature the character’s ex-boyfriend. Drew Cheetwood is set to reprise his role as General Hospital’s Milo Giambatti, Sonny’s former bodyguard and the guy who made a splash dancing shirtless at a past Nurses’ Ball. 

Heather Olt has been playing Maggie Fitzgerald on the soap opera, the pub owner Dante Falconeri (Dominic Zamprogna) and Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco) tracked down in England and questioned about Esme Prince (Avery Kristen Pohl). She’s the bad girl’s former nanny

The Bold and the Beautiful

A couple of recurring characters are back on The Bold and the Beautiful scene. Hollis W. Chambers returns as Paul, a waiter at Il Giardino, this week. He’ll share scenes with Sean Kanan’s Deacon Sharpe

Alex Gaube makes another appearance as Forrester Creations model Petra. The real-life Price Is Right model airs on Wednesday, February 22. 

B&B is one of four soap operas currently on the air. The other three daytime dramas include Days of our Lives (DOOL), General Hospital (GH), and The Young and the Restless (YR). The Bold and the Beautiful (BB) airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for airtimes.

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