TV icon and game show legend Bob Barker will appear on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL on Wednesday, April 30, and Thursday, May 1, as part of several documentary-style episodes tackling the issue of animal welfare.
Though it’s not his first cameo on B&B he briefly appeared on the show for a fashion storyline back in 2002 Barker says he’s thrilled to return this time to espouse a cause so close to his heart. “I do an interview [with Liam, for Spencer Publications] about the problem of overpopulation of animals,” he says. “That interview is completely ad-libbed.”
The former emcee says he’s thrilled that his message about the importance of spaying and neutering pets will reach B&B’s immense global audience. “This is going to be helpful to countless animals,” he says. “We’ve got to get the word out, and then it’ll change.”
Barker’s message of adopting pets from shelters (rather than acquiring them from breeders) struck such a chord on set that three B&B employees including Scott Clifton (Liam) and the show’s supervising producer, Ed Scott adopted pets from the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter where the show filmed part of this storyline. That, says Barker, was the real icing on the cake. “Oh I was so pleased about that.”
Would the nonagenarian be willing to come back for another appearance on the soap? Without a doubt. “I’ll come back anytime they want,” he says. “If all I have to do as an actor is talk about spaying and neutering, I’m their man!”
Watch a behind the scenes video teaser of the episodes below!