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The Biggest Soap Casting Shockers of 2017!


Over the past year, the soap opera twists and turns haven’t all been on-screen as casting shockers dominated the news throughout 2017. From unexpected returns nobody saw coming to the surprising exits of fan-favorite characters mid-storyline, these are the comings and goings that kept viewers on the edge of their seats waiting to see what would happen next.

2017 Daytime Casting Shockers - JPI

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Which casting item left you reeling? Was it the shocking return of Steve Burton to GENERAL HOSPITAL as Patient Six (later revealed to be Jason Morgan), Emmy-winner Greg Rikaart leaving THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS and being snatched up by DAYS OF OUR LIVES? Or perhaps it was popular GH star Ingo Rademacher being tapped by THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL to play the new Thorne? Or maybe it was Chandler Massey’s return from the dead as Will on DAYS?

Take a look through the gallery below to see some of the biggest casting shockers of 2017, and let us know which ones surprised you the most!

For more casting news from your favorite daytime dramas, keep reading Soaps In Depth magazine!

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