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Galen Gering Previews DAYS 50th Secret Cast Member: "I Saw Someone In The Hall & Went 'Whoa'!" Kristian Alfonso Adds: "I Wish We Could Tell You Because We're Bursting!"

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Last week at the NBC TCA Summer Press Tour, Days of our Lives stars, Galen Gering (Rafe), Kristian Alfonso (Hope) and Stephen Nichols (Steve) interviewed with the press.

During a video interview with Android TV, this very popular DAYS trio bantered about the series upcoming 50th anniversary, the writing, and the big returns slated.

Gering shared: “Right now as we go into our 50th, everything is peaking. As actors, you love when the writing you have for your character reflects who you think your character is and, at times, that’s now always the case. It is now.”

However, the interview got a bit juicy when the trio was speaking about all of the big returns such as Peter Reckell (Bo), Tamara Braun (Av) and Martha Madison (Belle) for starters.  They were also asked if anyone new was coming, and while they related there are now several new younger generation actors, Gering teased: “I saw someone in the hall, as I was saying the other day, and went ‘Whoa’!” To which Nichols added: “We can’t say who it is!”  Kristian Alfonso then shared her excitement on the person: “We can’t say.  I wish we could, because we are bursting to tell you!”

So who could it be that Galen, Kristian, and Stephen are keeping tight-lipped about?  Do you think it’s someone from the past?  Could it be a big name actor joining the show in a new role?  Since DAYS tapes six months ahead, this person most likely wouldn’t be on the NBC soap till sometime next year! Share your theories in the comment section below after checking out the interview!

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maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

Matthew Ashford, Matthew Ashford, Matthew Ashford, fingers crossed 😀

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

That return-from-the-dead would be soooooooooooo welcomed…the could explain the last Jack was an imposter…like ive said before, Jack and Jennifer should be this generations answer to Tom and Alice!!!

Amy
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Amy

That would be awesome! He has always been one of my favorites!

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

That was the first thing I thought of—it’s time to bring Jack back so Jennifer can get a new story.

Kelly
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Kelly

I would love it if they were to bring Jack back. But is Matthew Ashford even willing?

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Jennifer Aniston…Johns(Victor) reallife daughter making guest appearance as theif Summer???

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Jen said she wouldn’t join DAYS, and John I believe even said he wouldn’t want her joining, either.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Maybe not as a regular but she might agree to a guest stint…she couldve changed her mind and agreed but i still hope its M.A.(Jack) returning and thats whom they are refering to…

Jeremy
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Jeremy

that is brilliant, Jimh. She would fit the age requirement, and it’s about time that Jen makes her DAYS debut. That would be awesome.
I think she could definitely fit the bill for the Summer character.

Sean
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Sean

Julia Roberts in a cameo

No1_ILoveLucyFan
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No1_ILoveLucyFan

PLEASE LET IT BE MATTHEW ASHFORD REPRISING HIS ROLE AS JACK DEVERAUX!!!!!

Amy
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Amy

I second that!

aberkeleygal
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aberkeleygal

I’m in minority who can’t wait for “anniversary” to be over, so the real show can continue.

Johnny
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Johnny

I bet it’s Julia Roberts! She’s always been proud to admit how big of a Days Of Our Lives fan she is.

blake
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blake

Chandler Massey returning as Will.

James McDonald
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James McDonald

Now that would be a welcomed sight to have Chandler Massey return. But I don’t think that will happen. I think he wanted to go to college in real life.

blake
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blake

I hope with Peter Reckell not being with them doesn’t mean he’s already off the show and killed off.

James McDonald
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James McDonald

I actually had a thought today watching August 17 episode, someone was watching Hope and Aiden, could it be Bo? My one-minute thought was…could Bo be the killer?

Okay, Okay, quit throwing tomatoes at me.

blake
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blake

Stop bumming me out! lol

Carltini fan
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Carltini fan

Tony Geary?

Laura Storey
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Laura Storey

Please let it be Michael Easton !!!

richard
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richard

It has GOT to be Matthew Ashford as Jack!!!!!!!!!! Or maybe Eileen Davidson or Jason Brooks???

Patrick
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Patrick

“Jason Brooks”

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I continue to love hearing the praise that the new regime with Josh Griffith and Dena Higley have infused back into the Days of Our Lives area. As for the person they’re bursting to say, I can only imagine who it is. My only hope is that it is not Matthew Ashford (Jack), his time has come and gone on multiple occasions, plus, he’s far from being the best Jack the series has had. I kind of hope it’s a Horton that’s come back.

Mo
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Mo

Chandler Massey
Gloria Loring
Billy Hufsey 😉

Deedee
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Deedee

It would be fantastic if it were James Scott to give Sammi and EJ proper closure.

blake
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blake

That would be awesome!

vinman
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vinman

Would love to Ms.Flannery;the original Laura Horton.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

She was the second Laura Horton…

Laura
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Laura

Caliope or Eugene returning for 50th would be amaze-balls! Talk about a blast from the past!

SB
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SB

Please let it be Matthew Ashford. He’s the last main ingredient left for a real 50 th anniversary for Days!

Kim
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Kim

I’d like to see it be Matthew Ashford, if not my REAL WISH who I won’t name here for fear or TROLL ATTACKS!!!

Seriously, MA would be perfect.

Patrick
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Patrick

“…“Right now as we go into our 50th, everything is peaking. As actors, you love when the writing you have for your character reflects who you think your character is and, at times, that’s now always the case. It is now. ” here, here “Dena Higley” Please return well I don’t know… I feel a little down… and that has to do with Michael Easton…the writing sucked I believe even Galen Gerring’ would know when the writing for his character is melding with the actor… and it’s a two gun salute.. when, all the canvas is ON, all cylinder as… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

FAN SALUTE !!!!

” …everything is peaking ”

YES!

time to celebrate

Eddie
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Eddie

While Jack Deveraux is dead, there’s no reason why Matthew Ashford couldn’t come back in somebody’s dream or hallucination.

Marco
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Marco

No one stays dead in daytime, mark my words Jack will be back sooner than you think.

gayle
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gayle

Peter Blake

penny
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penny

Renee Jones.

damien
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damien

christie clark and austin peck!!!!!
billy warlock!!!!
wayne northop!!!
i love carrie, austin, frankie and the real roman!!

Patti I
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Patti I

Yes- Wayne Northrop was my guess. Tony Geary was my wish, but I know that will never happen.

James McDonald
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James McDonald

Patti, that would be so wonderful. You know Wayne Northrup did return in 2006 as Dr. Alex North.
I had an idea written on here before that Wayne Northrup should return as Roman and Josh Taylor could turn face as his original character Chris Kositchek for the 50th Anniversary.
I would love for Wayne Northrup to return.

Norma
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Norma

The only person I want to see return is EJ

Priscilla
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Priscilla

Hope its James Scott

Vickie Ledford
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Vickie Ledford

Please let it be James Scott. Love him and Sammie together. Pure magic!!

Michael
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Michael

Andrea Hall Lovell and Jed Allan.

Ricardo
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Ricardo

Eugene and Calliope Jones, I hope that I am right.

Bonnie
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Bonnie

I’m wondering if it’s Mackenzie Westmore(Sheridan) or Eva Tamargo Lemas from Passions….Galen said he was surprised to see this person, they said they couldn’t tell anyone who it was, they didn’t say the person was a past DOOL cast member.

Jim
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Jim

Thinking outside the box, could this new cast member be the legendary Susan Lucci? Why hasn’t any soap tried getting the queen of daytime??

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

DAYS already has Deidre Hall!

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

“Whoa” is big and powerful!!! “Bursting to tell you (us)” is huge!!!

I’ve seen so many guesses and would be very pleased with any of them…and that’s in addition to all the big returns!!!!!

I’m dizzy with excitement!

#DAYS50

bellafigura
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bellafigura

would love to see Matthew Ashford back in Salem and hopefully, we won’t have to wait the requisite 5 months!!

Johnny
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Johnny

My prediction is that Frankie Brady will be back. Billy Warlock is sexy and a wonderful actor.

Patrick
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Patrick

OK… Melissa Reeves was at the right place at the right time she should thank her career and longevity to Matthew Ashford. and all the days production teams… that she was knighted a Horton double sigh! since she’s such a “legacy” character and from a legacy “family”… (Horton, Brady, Kiriakis, DiMera) she maintain’ a part of the canvas double sigh! since they seem to be building around her character… bring back Matthew Ashford to make her bearable or, her mother, Jamie Lyn Bauer… as Laura Horton… or… !!! as JimH has stated … Susan Flannery… would shake the epicenter of… Read more »

Marc
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Marc

Michael Muhney

Patrick
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Patrick

with all the goings on of rebuilding … the Horton and Brady clan

why not flesh out the DiMera Dynasty

Michael Muhney !!!!

I would be forever indebted to the soap gods

YES

Satan
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Satan

Days is owned by Sony pictures, which is the same company that fired Muhney from his last job, so he’s not likely to be hired there.

And Stefano has enough kids (though admittedly most of them are here in Hell now. Except Benji. He never activated the evil genetics to guarantee him real estate down here.)

Patrick
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Patrick

stephen nichols:

“…the energy on the show… it’s never been like this… the vibe in the studio… the electricity (between cast and production)
it’s a great collaboration !!!! ”

I’m their! I’m celebrating, WITH

Patrick
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Patrick

Rafe’alicious
Grans Jewel
Patch

C’mon !

LOL

YES Yes and more YES

SiteAdvocate61
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SiteAdvocate61

The clue is that this person is a daytime Emmy winner from a P&G soap and starred on one of The Prospect Park dramas.

Satan
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Satan

Jack Deveraux is NOT in Hell. And while I’m sure that Alice Horton would have baked several dozen donuts to lobby my Former Employer to let him into Heaven, my contacts “upstairs” tell me that Jack isn’t up there either. So expect him back eventually, mortals.

Admittedly though, Duke & Harper were disappointed that their son never joined them down here. Maybe when Jack is back in Salem, I’ll let those two go up to Earth for the occasional visit, like I used to do back in the 1990s.

Or I could always possess Marlena again. That was kinda fun…..

Anita Srinivasan
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Anita Srinivasan

I do not want Francois or Frankie Brady back in the show again he such hypocrite and loser if he goes back to Jennifer again I mean she has not thought about him at all since she reunited with Jack in 2006. Frankie hope he moved on to someone else but if he wants to lapdog for her then he welcome to it and let Jack come back devious and hot and new women for him and let Jennifer play jealous ex-wife.

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