Back in July, there was some buzz about Sean Kanan bringing his character of Deacon Sharpe from THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL over to sister soap THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, and while the actor joked about it, he also made it seem like it wasn’t in the cards.
However, TV Insider is now reporting that the crossover is not only happening, but it starts on Tuesday, Sept. 20, when Deacon arrives in Genoa City! Given that his name was brought up on Y&R as one of the people who helped Diane Jenkins fake her death, it’s likely that his ex-wife, Nikki Newman, is going to have something to say about it to him. But that’s not all — the week after Deacon’s visit, Nikki will be heading to Los Angeles as she crosses over to B&B!
“It seems like almost everyone at Y&R has crossed over to B&B so I was shocked when I received the call that it was my turn,” Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) said. “Being a part of the Bell Family legacy is something I never take for granted, so I was honored by [B&B headwriter and executive producer] Brad Bell’s invitation.”
Kanan joined the cast of B&B as Deacon Sharpe back in 2000, and after exiting in 2005, resurfaced over on Y&R in 2009 where he remained for a few years, knocking Nikki off the wagon and convincing her to marry him! But it was helping Diane fake her death and setting it up to make it look like Nikki had killed her that is what’s still causing trouble today!
“He’s genuinely remorseful for helping Diane,” Kanan explained. “He wants to make amends. Nikki’s not interested, but she is interested in getting information.”
Still, it appears that after all these years, Nikki puts most of the blame on Diane. “Deacon did some pretty terrible things to Nikki during their time together but allowing her to take the fall for Diane’s ‘death’ was heinous and unforgivable,” Scott teased. “Diane almost destroyed Nikki’s life in faking her own death and Nikki is determined to make her pay… with a little help from Deacon Sharpe.”
So make sure you keep watching B&B and Y&R because you’re not going to want to miss any of this drama!