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Soaps’ Biggest Casting Stories of 2018


Over the past year, the twists and turns haven’t all been on-screen on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, DAYS OF OUR LIVES, and THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, as unexpected comings and goings dominated the news throughout 2018. From surprising recasts to heartbreaking exits, these are the casting stories that kept viewers glued to their screens waiting to see what would come next.

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Which casting news story left you stunned? Was it Eileen Davidson’s (Ashley) decision to leave Y&R? Maybe DAYS writing out Stephen Nichols’ legendary Patch? Or perhaps Jacob Young (Rick) deciding not to renew his contract with B&B?

Take a look through the gallery below to review some of 2018’s biggest casting stories and let us know which one surprised you the most!

For more B&B, Y&R, and DAYS casting news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!

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