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Ashleigh Brewer Joins The Cast Of The Bold and The Beautiful As Ivy Forrester!

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Casting news today out of the number one international soap opera, and CBS Daytime’s The Bold and the Beautiful! 

Keeping with their reach around the globe, the series announced today that none other than former Neighbors star, Australian actress Ashleigh Brewer has been cast in the newly created role of Ivy Forrester!  Just who is Ivy Forrester? She is the niece of series patriarch Eric Forrester played by John McCook!

Brad Bell, the executive producer and head writer of B&B, plans to introduce Ashleigh next month in Monte Carlo at the Golden Nymph Awards were the series is vying for its 9th prize!

Bell stated: “We are thrilled to introduce Ashleigh at the festival, whose poise and talent are already well known in Australia and the UK.  Ivy is the daughter of Eric’s younger brother, John Forrester,  who has been living in Sydney.   A young, worldly designer, Ivy is brought in to work on the new Hope for the Future jewelry line. It won’t be long before she finds herself deeply entangled in the lives and loves of our younger generation.”

Brewer will make her first appearance on the series in the U.S. in early July.  Meanwhile in Monaco, B&B will shoot episodes on June 9th and 9th!  Who’s wedding will it be?

So, what do you think about the casting of Ashleigh Brewer in the role of Ivy Forrester?  Who do you think will be her love interest?  Weigh-in below!

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Welcome Ashleigh! Hopefully she will get involved with Wyatt because he deserves so much better than Hope who is making me sick dating two brothers at the same time.

I feel exactly the same.

wish hope choose liam love him with hope perfect couple

I hope that her interest will be in Wyatt as well.But I would rather if they writers would just get rid of Wyatt completely and take that wicked thing he calls a mother with him.I so want Hope to choose Liam but I don’t think that is going to happen because I have rad otherwise.I am hoping that they have changed their minds about the direction of the show and has changed it to Hope going back to Liam.I can’t believe that they would have them go through all of that with their loved ones working together to keep them apart only for them to go their separate ways in the end.That’s the soaps for

liam and Hope together is like watching paint dry. Liam is such a cry-baby and hypocrite How many times has he went from Hope to Stefy to Hope to Stefy to Hope I hate those two together when they show them I turn the TV Liam needs to be with Aly they are the same

Wyatt does deserve better than Hope after his latest bout but I still want her to choose him and marry him. I think Liam should be with this new girl.

I think you are right and hope that is what happens.

Let Liam have her, Wyatt and Hope belong together. Liam
and Hope are boring, where as Wyatt and Hope have
awesome chemistry.. Maybe Ivy can do the same for Liam?

I think that since Hope is forever always going back to Liam she should just stay with him… I loved Hope and Wyatt together but if she cant learn from her past and and move on with a new guy then let her watch that new guy be with someone else and see what she let slip away because she got comfortable!!! I want to see Ivy and Wyatt together!!!

Most of these ‘new actresses’ – and I use that term loosely – are HORRID!!! This new one is no exception. ENOUGH with the Wyatt/Hope/Liam boring stuff!!! Think of some NEW story lines Mr. Bell! We’re sick of seeing Brooke/Ridge/ Taylor story replayed again and again – and now, in a new generation. As for Ridge and Kati=automatic click of the remote – just like when Liam shows up hypocritically whining. Rarely watch this anymore, and when I do, I find I’ve not missed a single thing.

I think Ashleigh is stunning!
She is as if not more beautiful than Elizabeth Taylor!
I realize this isn’t the conversation here.
I just felt the need to comment on her beauty!

Eric’s niece, Jessica Forrester who was on the show for several years in the mid-90’s was also John’s daughter. So is she Jessica’s sister and Maggie’s daughter too?? Hope Brad Bell explains.

Back in 1994 when Maggie and Jessica came in town it was mentioned (for sure) that Jessica had a sister. But if Ivy was her sister 20 years ago she should have been a toddler… Maybe John divorced Maggie and he had Ivy with another woman. We will see…

She’ll be attracted to Wyat…She’ll be attracted to Liam…She’ll be attracted to Oliver…She’ll be attracted to Bill…lol

And Eric …and the painting of Stephanie… and Pam… and Donna…LMAO

She’ll probably end up with Ally…lol

Why are they introducing a new character in the Forrester family? Why don’t they do what GH does and create new characters and that have no ties to existing, historical characters and families? Seems really dumb.

While I like most of the new characters GH introduces, a lot of fans are sick of new characters. A large majority would rather these characters have ties to the canvas in some way. YES, Ivy would be a newbie, BUT she is immediately considered “core” because she is a Forrester.

Ivy is a character fans never knew existed.So there’s no emotional connection to her.Yeah her sister Jessica and mother Maggie were on the show before but that was over 18 years ago.Plus i think most fans know the show is going to pair Ivy with either Liam and/or Wyatt.So her main purpose on the show is mostly romantic.

I got the sarcasm. Lol. Well played. 🙂

instead of them bring back steffie and/or thomas tptb are bringing in a new forrester that we don’t know & don’t care about……hmmm

Well, the actress who plays Steffy is very busy with her new venture and the show she’s doing for a cable network that she’s not even on the show anymore even though she’s still in the opening credits. The guy who plays Thomas is doing God only knows what these days. With Taylor gone, their presence is not needed at all. Besides, once Hope chooses either Liam or Wyatt, Ivy will most likely be paired with the one that doesn’t get chosen by Hope. But yes, the possibilities for Ivy are endless with Liam, Wyatt, Oliver, and maybe even Carter (that storyline with Maya is an absolute joke).

It’s Steffy with an aussie accent. Wonder which Spencer man she’ll land. My guess is Wyatt

As if.. Steffy was an 11 out of 10- looks wise, but Ivy’s maybe a 3.. She makes the other girls look tiny, cause she’s very big boned & wide, especially compared to Hope & Ali, & Carolyne.! & Not near as god an actress.. Not even close.! Steffy was stunning, & a brilliant actress.! Loved her & miss her

Great news!! As an Aussie myself its always a proud day watching one of our own doing us proud. Especially on such a great show like The Bold and the Beautiful.

Wyatt is going to be her love interest

Guess Brad Bell decided the inbreeding was becoming too much if they wanted to continue the show without creating a new generation with other family members, so they’re expanding the familial bloodlines.

They’re like cats!

Or the Amish.

@Johnny…Not nice at all!!

Y&R needs better stories 🙂

So does Bold and the Beautiful!

I’m happy that Ashleigh Brewer has joined B&B because i watched her on Neighbours.

ooops! meant B&B..

OMG l adore her! She was brilliant as Kate on Neighbours and I am over the moon to have her come to The Bold & The Beautiful. Welcome and best of British to you Ashleigh! X

O goody a new triangle is on the horizon — who will poor Ashleigh have to choose between or perhaps she will have to fight it out with another gal for the same guy. Either way it will not be original or interesting because it has all been done before.

I take it her options are Liam, Wyatt or Oliver.

Geese, I hope it’s not Oliver, ’cause Ally will have a break down…again!

I hope she gets in a triangle with Liam and Wyatt. Allowing Hope to see how fickle Liam really is and in the process realize she’s not the only princess around. And I admit I was always team Steffy and Taylor.

My bad– that should be who will Ivy have to choose between– not Ashleigh

I hope the best for this actress. A Steffy like character has been long overdue on this show. I can only dream that Ivy Forrester will not be sucked into the triangle of doom, but who am I kidding, of course she will, because there is nothing else for her character to be involved in.

I have no greater hope for this character than I do, any of the other “new” characters that have been introduced within the last year to BnB. Amazing new characters with loads of possibilities seem to be wasted on s/l’s that go in circles and pairs that have no life (Lope). I hope that the summer will bring something different but I wont hold my breath.

We are watching at the moment where Quinn and …. are fighting on the bridge.It would be good for someone else to come in.Cant wait.So when do Australians see it?

I just find it so odd that Ashleigh Brewer would move from one soap opera to another.

Perfect for Liam! Wedding Hott!

Yes, Liam needs someone in his life. I think Hope will pick Wyatt…sadly, cause his Mom’s a freak.

hopefully hope pulls a kelly taylor and chooses herself
then liam and wyatt will go after ivy.

She’s very pretty. Look forward to seeing her on the show.

Good Lord, the cast is bloated to begin with.

If she takes screen time from Hope(less) Im in.

Rob…dude…count me in, also!!!!! More and more, I cannot stand Hope and her wholesome, overly-moral and Puritan-like attitude. BLECH!!!!!

While I’m looking forward to seeing what she brings to the show, I’d much rather B&B bring Steffy back, I miss Jacqueline MacInnes Wood! It doesn’t make much sense to me why the show would introduce a never-before-heard-of Forrester instead of bringing back Steffy or Thomas, two well-established next-generation Forresters. It would only make sense seeing as Ridge is now back in L.A. too.

Hopefully she gives Hope some competition with Liam or Wyatt because this whole dating two guys thing is beyond ridiculous and goes completely against what Hope used to believe so strongly in, and what she berated Liam for doing with her and Steffy.

Yeah, get someone on the show to put Hope’s righteous little ass where it belongs~~without either Liam or Wyatt. I would absolutely love that.

Hopes chracter is hopeless at this point. Why would they (the writers) take everything Hope stood for , take it away, and turn her into a slut that has been sleeping with wyatt and now is dating two guys? Why doesn’t Liam tell hope about the sauna episode? Maybe that would help Hope decide tjhat she does not want to be with that immature little boy, he is not even a man, and he is very childish and acts like a school boy (teenager) with his harmones flairing up like a 10th grade boy. All he wants to do is kiss Hope, can’t he let her work? And why don’t you get rid of the Quinn and Wyatt combo, and start up a better story line? I was happy that Ridge rejected her jewelry. As for Ridge he can’t have both women, what is the matter with your writters. Brooke does not deserve either guy, not that Bill is a good catch, but he should stay alone, cause he sure hops in bed with anyone- meaning Quinn- what is with that. He will never be faithful !!!!!

Hope her character is exciting. Maybe Liam will find his true love in “Ivy”!

Or with any luck they’ll send him off to Australia with her…for good.

Not excited about this new character at all. Nothing against the actress; I’m sure she is talented. But I believe an existing younger Forrester should have been brought back into the fold. Not another made up one. My guess is she is most likely here to prop up the 2nd triangle from hell. Nothing else. Oh and knowing Brad Bell, he’ll write it in the Steffy and Thomas Forrester sold her their shares.

I hope Liam gets the girl. Let Hope have that Wyatt.

I think i’d like to see both Liam and Wyatt leave hope and go for Ivy with her being the only one with ANY integrity and says no to both. now that would be something new for the show!!! lol

Ashleigh is a total peach and a fine actor as well. I look at her and melt – such a babe! I’ve long been a B&B addict and when Ash’s character Kate was killed off in Neigbnours I wondered what her next career move would be. So it’s great I can enjoy watching her in this new glam role. I’m hoping Bell’s scriptos will inject some ginger & spice there to wake languishing Dope character up to herself. Love a bit of gritty sparky unpredicatablty for a change. You Hu….Anyone listening there…..? B&B has the makings of rivetting top shelf viewing with more innovative scriptlines. As it is it’s an endless merry-go-round two four time waltz ride.. Good for the Eventide crones, but it could be SO! much better.

…..and the new “Ridge”…omfg….so badly cast. Mr. Shambles. Looks like he should work on a dumpster, so NOT the sophisticated aesthete at home on the runways of Paris & Milan.Totally lacking the elegant suave savoir faire and slightly sinister malevolence that Ron Moss brought to the role. I hope beautiful Ivy doesn’t end up in his clutches.

Welcome She’s beautiful. We needed more Forrester family,but still want STEFFY,her mom and bro back on

I hope she’s a new love interest for Wyatt so that Liam and Hope can finally be together. It’s ridiculous how long we’ve waited for the manipulations to end and the two of them to finally have some happiness. I hope the secret she stumbles upon is something incriminating about Wyatt and his mom. It’s about time they stopped getting away with controlling every situation.

I always believed Hope and Liam belonged together – but I dont anymore – I think Ivy and Liam would be a great match!! Some fresh blood will be great for the show – I do feel Quinn and Wyatt need to go and Hope should end up alone – she had her chance with Liam and she blew it!! Glad Steffy and Taylor are not coming back for the foreseeable future – those characters are awful – they behaved like wicked witches. Ivy & Liam – that’s the way to go…and Quinn and Wyatt need to go!! Good Luck Ash – well done!!

They need some new blood in there to give Hope a second look at Liam. Maybe the new girl will hook up with Liam. I can’t stand Wyatt.

agree – can’t stand Wyatt!! He is supposed to run his mother’s company – why does it appear he is now running Forrestor??!! Or HFTF at least – who the hell is he – when Liam was with Hope he didn’t manage her line!!
If he knew Hope at all he would know that there is no way she would model Lingerie he is so wrapped up in making money!!!
Wyatt and Quinn need to go!!!!!

Omg i’m so excited! My 2/3 favourite shows are bold and the beautiful and neighbours and I loved Ashley as Kate. So upset when she left but so excited shes in my other fave B&B! Can’t wait!! <3 xx YAYAYAY!!

I want to see Hope with Liam, but she is immature about issues. Let Wyatt have her and let her be jealous when another woman gets Liam and he is happy. But please let that be it because I am sick of them chasing each other after the other finds another lover.

I used to want Hope with Liam, but he is a wet towel who is so fickle, has no mind of his own, and treated Hope like trash for so long. She is acting like a hypocrite now but I want her to end up choosing Wyatt. Liam should either get with this girl or chase after Steffy in Paris.

Hm i would make her Bi, first interested in Hope but also the boys Liam, Wyatt and Oliver and then they all fight over her

I think ivy is going to like wyatt and hope is going to get jealous .

I hope Ivy goes after Liam. I want to see him out of Hopes life.

Go Ashleigh! So excited for her!

she can date thomas since they are not blood related

New characters are always a good thing to liven up the storylines. The article stated she is appearing on July 9th and 9th??? Did you mean the 8th and 9th or the 9th and 10th?

Looking forward to Ivy character. Must say, I stopped recording this show for three weeks due to frustration with Liam and Hope. Kept hoping they would give new character Wyatt more of a role and Quinn is only reason I still watch. Kridge? Not working….

Bring on Ivy!

I say let Liam and Hope have their wedding finally. Let Wyatt have Ivy. All this keep it in the family sex soup is just disgusting and nasty. Give them SOME integrity already.

I am so happy that liam and hope are together, i know things have happened in the past but when it comes down to it they are meant for each other. I hope wyatt will become involved with this new ivy girl because i think it would be nice for wyatt to have a nice girl too, just not hope because hope id meant for liam.

Let me liam and ivy they already have that funny and romantic chemistry, going with each other leave hope and wyatt alone teamhott the best thing bell every did bring on darin brooks as hope new love interest. And they have undenable chemistry rating so all and the polls end with recycle lopemess show get very old

I think Hope and Wyatt should be together. I’m so tired of the Liam and Hope thing. It is boring and all viewers are tired of them going back together. Can anyone say, where are the real writers when you need them?


I agree, Ashley Brewer was terrible as Kate Ramsay, in the Australian soap neighbors, & she’s no better as Ivy Forrester.. I think they could have found someone ALOT better at acting than her, & someone ALOT more beautiful from Australia’s selection of stunning young actresses, she’s certainly not the poster girl for beautiful, talented actresses here by any means.! She’s very plain by B&B standards, & makes the other girls look tiny, cause she’s very big boned & weighty.! But anyway, good luck to her I guess, very lucky break.! Hopefully the next aussie actress bold chooses, will live up to the name of the show.. A girl little more like Jaquelyn McInnes Wood, (Steffy) would more resemble the best Aussie girls, & make things ALOT more interesting.! Even though she is from the US of course.! But a good example of what they could have done with the role.! There’s a real gap for a super hot/sassy, young brunette on the show sinse Steffy hasn’t been around.! & silly Ivy doesn’t even come close.. Sorry, but get us a better Aussie chick please.! Hopefully they’ll replace her with a better Aussie actress, like they do sometimes in years to come.!:-)

I don’t know why, but I just really want Hope to be happy. I love her character – I love that she always tries to do the right thing. (And I love the gorgeous Kim Matula) But I know soaps don’t do “happy”, cos happy = boring. So I guess there is no point hoping she gets with the “right” person for her (whoever that may be… I think Wyatt) cos the point of a soap is drama. But still, I just want to see Hope happy, even if only for a while. Let her enjoy her marriage to Wyatt for a bit – before the inevitable- focus on other characters for a while, and let us all have a break from Hope’s turmoil.


Tom Arnold to Guest Star on The Bold and the Beautiful

The Bold and the Beautiful is adding a new pilot to its cast of characters to fly the Forresters overseas this summer to Monte Carlo, and it’s none other than Tom Arnold.

According to US Weekly, Arnold will appear in two upcoming episodes of the CBS soap opera airing at the end of July.  In story, Arnold will play the Forrester’s new pilot named Captain Deuce Stevens.

Arnold said of working with the B&B actors and crew, “It was great fun. People love The Bold and the Beautiful. The loyalty, the fans, the opinions … I started going online and listening to fans argue about certain things. It’s like sports.”

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In the scenes, Ridge (Thorsten Kaye), Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) head back overseas to relaunch the iconic, Brooke’s Bedroom fashion line for Forrester Creations.

One of the more hilarious behind the scenes moment Arnold shared, was with now two-time Daytime Emmy-winning actor, Thorsten Kaye: “I was in makeup and this guy comes in and goes, ‘Hey, can I get you anything?’ I go, ‘I don’t know, do you have Sugar Free Red Bull?’ This guy who I thought was the crew — he had a very hard handshake — was Thorsten. The rich, wealthy father.”

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As a preview of one of his scenes, Steffy will be running late to the flight and cannot locate her passport. Tom shared, “One thing that is true is you have a window to land at the airport. And if you mess around and you’re late, you will miss that (window). I like when there’s some reality to this stuff. It heightened the scene because Steffy forgot her passport.” Look for MacInnes Wood to pull off some “I Love Lucy-esque” moments.

Arnold added, “You expect (the drama) for a character, but it opens the doors for some hilarious stuff. It’s very funny because things are so dramatic that it lends itself to comedy.”

B&B is not Tom’s first foray into soaps, having previously appeared on General Hospital in the 90’s. He spoke on how he and ex-wife Roseanne Barr (who also appeared on GH as Jennifer Smith), were into daytime dramas, “Roseanne and I loved soap operas. (After I was on General Hospital), we ended up having all these folks on (Roseanne]) from the show, because soap operas are very good actors. They don’t mess around.”

Look for Arnold’s episodes to air on B&B on Tuesday, July 30th and Wednesday, July 31st.

So, what are your thoughts on Tom Arnold coming to B&B? What do you think of his respect for soap opera actors? Comment below.

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The Young and the Restless’ Michael Mealor Says of Summer/Kyle/Claire Storyline, “It’s Going to Get Nasty”

On CBS Daytime’s The Young and the Restless, Kyle (Michael Mealor) seems to be spending more time with Claire (Hayley Erin) much to the chagrin of Summer (Allison Lanier). All this has gone down since little Harrison was held captive along with Claire by Jordan (Colleen Zenk) and rhe

While Summer has told her concerns over and over to Kyle, that she doesn’t like Claire getting so close to the little boy, Kyle seems to be somewhat smitten with Claire, or is he?

Michael Fairman TV caught up with Michael Mealor on the red carpet at last week’s 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards to get his thoughts on this possible love triangle, or as the popular Aretha Franklin tune says, “Who’s Zoomin Who?” Can anyone be trusted?

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Mealor revealed that coming up on Y&R between Summer, Claire and Kyle that, “It’s going to get nasty. I gotta say that. No one trusts anyone, which makes good TV.”

To that end, it looks like no one in the Abbott family trusts Kyle either, to which Mealor replied, “Jack (Peter Bergman) doesn’t trust Kyle. Summer doesn’t trust Kyle. Diane (Susan Walters) doesn’t trust Kyle. Claire may be the only one, and I (may) have her fooled.”

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Fans have been speculating that Claire isn’t the now “good’ girl she seems to be and that her psychotic tendencies may take over. Mealor says, “That’s a testament to Hayley (Erin) and how amazing she is because she plays this lovable character, but you just kind of go, something may be off here.”

Recently, Y&R aired the two-person episode featuring Kyle’s on-screen dad, Peter Bergman and Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) where Jack tries to get Nikki to stop her bender and sober up, but ultimately loses his own sobriety and almost loses his life. Mealor shared he saw the unbelievable performances when it was being filmed.

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Michael expressed, “God, that’s such a fantastic episode. They showed up for that and they filmed that over two days –  split the episode in half. I was there on set shooting other scenes, but just watching them pour it out on the monitor. It was incredible.”

Watch our red carpet conversation with Michael Mealor below.

Now weigh-in; Do you think Claire will ultimately take to underhanded tactics to get Kyle and Harrison in her clutches and away from Summer? Let us know your theories via the comment section.

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Michele Val Jean Gives Update on Daytime’s Newest Soap: “The Team for ‘The Gates’ is Coming Together and It’s Fire”

CBS daytime’s newest soap opera, The Gates, is set to bow in January of 2025.  Until now, not much has been known of who else behind the scenes or in front of the camera might be coming on to the show.

However, The Gates writer, and co-executive producer, Michele Val Jean, shared an update on the series ,which has as its premise and epicenter, the story of a wealthy black family living in a gated community.

Now, Val Jean has taken to her Instagram account to share an update on the show.  Michele expressed, “You guys! The team for #TheGates is coming together and it’s 🔥🔥🔥. I couldn’t be happier. Exciting announcements coming soon. Stay tuned!”

Previously, Michele attended last weekend’s 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Award ceremony where she also shared on her IG, these sentiments: “Had a great time at the #daytimeemmys tonight. I so love this community of such colossally talented and genuinely nice people. I’m humbled to be adding to the legacy with ‘The Gates’. Shout out to my #boldandbeautiful peeps. You guys are the best.”

Val Jean has been a writer for The Bold & The Beautiful, Generations, Santa Barbara, General Hospital, and Port Charles throughout her daytime career, and she has won Daytime Emmys for her work on B&B and GH.

Now the question becomes, who would you like to see cast on ‘The Gates’? What kind of roles might be available? Who could be helping steer other creative elements behind the scenes? Stay tuned. Share your thoughts in the comment section below.


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