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Peter Reckell Tweets & Confirms He Is Leaving Days of Our Lives In Heartfelt Statement!



This had us with a lump in our throat the minute we started reading this! Just a few hours ago, Days of our Lives superstar, Peter Reckell confirmed via his Twitter account that he is indeed leaving the series and putting to rest for now his beloved character of Bo Brady.

Rumors had been running rampant over the last several months that Peter had told his cast mates that he was intending on leaving and last week, Peter’s wife, Kelly Moneymaker also seemed to confirm it on her Twitter page.  But we had not heard officially from the man himself, Reckell, until now.   Here is Reckell’s statement below to his followers and longtime DAYS fans below.

Peter Reckell:  “Days of Our Lives has been my home, my life, for almost 30 years. Bo is a character that developed from my soul, and has touched many lives, but none more than my own. I took my place in the hierarchy of the show, in the storyline, moving others aside, in the eighty’s.  Now others have moved into the place I once held. I have been very fortunate to have had such a long, meaningful run.  But now, with a torn heart, I have to say goodbye to the people, family, the character, that I love. You have to know this has not been easy. I do not want to give up Bo, and with luck, in the future, will be able to return to the character that I fought so hard to preserve.  Thank you for being the most supportive, forgiving, loyal viewers there are. You have given me strength in difficult times.  You are the reason DOOL is still standing and will continue for years to come. Thank you for all you have given me and the character I love!”

So what message would you like to send Peter’s way on his decision to leave the series?  How do you feel about his decision?  Do you think the powers-that-be should recast Bo? Or, just write the character off the canvas, until which time they can find story in which Reckell may want to come back for?

What we can say is; Peter Reckell is one of the good guys in this industry.  And, he will be terribly missed.   He made Bo Brady a classic anti-hero, and we know this decision was not made easy and we are sure with a very heavy-heart.

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Sorry to hear him go.. But best of luck to him. No they should not recast him that is like recasting Tad Martin.

A very classy statement. If he has to go for whatever reason, he’s leaving with dignity and pride and a lot of gratitude. He’s setting a great example.

I was so hoping the rumors were false and that Peter and DOOL would find a way to make things work. Hope is not the same character without Bo, so I don’t know what will be done there.

No more exits PLEASE (with exception to Gabi and Rafe, who can go yesterday)! Start bringing back beloved vets! Start with Eileen Davidson and rehire Matt Ashford!

I am so sorry to see ( Bo ) Peter leave days. He and Hope were like cookies and cream. Each complimented each other and Hope’s roll with out Bo is like she is lost.

I would not see Gabi and Nick go .. they tend to turn my stomach and Rafe ( well I just really like him ) Kristen can go too!

When Bo took his mother to a place to help her with her memory, I thought maybe she was not coming back, but never expected it to be Bo!

Whatever you do from here on in Peter the very best of luck to you.

God Bless ( A Brady forever ) ….

It just breaks my heart to hear that you are leaving DOOL. You are and always will be my favorite character on the show. I just can’t imagine Day’s without you on it. I know you have left before and it was just strange when you weren’t there. Too many “Bradys” have left the show already!!! I pray that the powers that be would give you a meatier storyline and you will reconsider and stay. Please know you are beloved character and wonderful asset to DOOL and you are loved and will be sorely missed. You are an awesome actor and I hope to see you in the very near future on another great show….should you really end up leaving DOOL!!! God bless you and your family Peter (Bo). We all love you <3

Beautifully said! You have gone thru 2 billies, carly, but you and HOPE are the most loving, romantic couple- even thru the Princess Gina days you two belong together!~ there is NO HOPE for DOOL if you leave!

Sad….and I do not even watch DOOL..Really miss OLTL and AMC so.And as a fan
I know how hard it is to lose a character and worse yet your show.Wish him well and hope he returns for his fans.

Peter, I have loved you since the 80’s when you were involved with Stephen Nichols as “Patch”. I was young then, not as young as you, but those were the days when we were taping Days on three VCR’s on the chance we might miss an episode. I still enjoy watching you and am so sorry to see you leave. Maybe the powers that be will realize what they are loosing and give you a story line that you truely deserve. Good Luck in whatever you do. I know you will be a success. 🙂

Sad that Sony is pushing these vets out over huge budget cuts. Same way they did with Eileen at Y&R, and they tried with EB and MS at Y&R. Hopefully they will work something out with Peter.

Peter, I am so sorry to see you leave. You are one of favorites, have been for almost 30 years. They had better not recast you, because I will be waiting for your return. Good Luck and Success in what ever you do. 🙂

It broke my heart a little as I read this on Twitter this morning. I wish Days could have enticed Peter to stay, I’ll miss Bo. It’s especially hard since Kristian Alfonso is staying, so that means a Bo and Hope separation. Coming on the heels of Matthew Ashford, Christie Clark, Patrick Muldoon, and Renee Jones exits makes it that much harder to swallow. I have been watching Days since before Bo showed up in Salem. I hope he’ll be back. I wish Peter well with what is next for him!

Best of luck to him. They did replace him once many years ago with Robert Kelker-Kelly, so it is doable, but as I haven’t watched Days in abt 2yrs, can’t say that I’d missseeing him on there.

He did fantastic on Venice, so look forwardto what else Peter does.

Sad to see him go. Like most fans, I’ll surely miss seeing him as Bo. Hope he’ll come back someday! The writers should write him off the show, until whenever an exciting, new storyline comes along, in which he’d definitely want to return for!

they asked peter reckell to take another pay cut. peter refused to take another pay cut. i don’t blame him for leaving days of our lives. i will miss him as bo brady. it might be cheaper for days of our lives if they recast bo brady.

I have to stop, and think, about, WHAT Bradys, Hortons, & DiMera’s… are still on the show. ?!?!?! isn’t this the core of NBC’s DAYS, DOOL?

Kayla, Roman, Caroline – Brady

Jennifer, Maggie, Hope – Horton

EJ? – DiMera

I’ve already posted…. I’m heartsick…. about Peter Reckell.

Toast to “Fancyface” – Ciara – Shawn D. and his Mom Caroline.

I don’t even know what to “type”…. Thank you Peter Reckell…. for 30 years of outstanding acting.

Bo IS Days and its sad to see him leave. I understand though where Peter is coming from and wish him nothing but that best!

This is sad news even though we knew it coming. I know not every character can be front and center, but every character can be meaningful, vibrant, and vital. Seems daytime lately is forgetting this in matters of money and ratings. Characters and the actors who portray them are the draw, along with cohesive strong plots (and I am not talking about cliches!). Today’s world offers so many stories and experiences to esplore in the body of a middle-aged sexy man as Bo Brady, and I am not talking spy capers and international folderol. Legacy characters are particularly important to the daytime canvas. Maybe Reckell one day can return to DOOL and Salem? We hope so.

I have watched DAY’S OF OUR LIVES since the first day it aired. I am verry sad that Petter Rechell will no longer be there. He and Christin were such a joy to watch togather. PLEASE tell us that she will continue to be appart of the show. I wish him the very best of luck and hope the producers realize how much his part in Day’s is so important to the fans. Day’s will no longer be the same without him…..

Another sad day to see one of my DOOL favorites exit! 🙁
I wish Peter the best of luck in whatever endeavors he wants to pursue.
Hope is not the same without Bo and vice-versa; however, I do not want to see a replacement Bo. Peter Reckell IS Bo Brady!


DOOL and Bo & Hope is what got me hooked on soaps!!! I was 13 yrs old and my friend watched it all the time. I never understood soaps til I sat w/her and watched. B4 I knew it….Peter Reckell played Bo w/such intensity and believability. I got the sense that there was a lot of Peter in Bo. I was hooked on DOOL, Bo & Hope, super couples and romance, romance!!! In the 80’s DOOL had super couples galore and they all had great chemistry, but my fav was Bo and Hope. Love Peter and Kristian, stil watch’em. I wonder if long time soap couples are that diff from real life married 1’s? All the best to Peter Reckell.

Recast….I DON’T want to see another Bo and Hope break up….I know many don’t think the role is recastable, but it was done before…I am sorry, but Bo is not on the short list of DAYS characters who should never be recasted.

Peter has left the door open to return, by his statement that “I do not want to give up Bo, and with luck, in the future, will be able to return to the character that I fought so hard to preserve.” Perhaps this started out as a financial issue, but it sounds like he was boxed into a corner. Corday is smart enough to know that you never say “never again” to one of the few remaining core characters.

Here’s hoping Peter Reckell takes some time off and can come back to a re-energized storyline. I’m betting that Bo is the victim of some kind of violence and is presumed dead, much like FancyFace Hope was back when she ostensibly fell into Ernesto’s vat of acid years ago. Kristian Alfonso was on one of the night-time soaps then, and traded Days for that. But we all know that didn’t last and so she returned. Ditto Deidre Hall. New technology has really upset the apple cart of traditional programming, not to mention the abyssmal economy. Let’s hope that next year at this time we have new faces at the helm that will bring back our economy AND values!!!

i cannot believe that peter reckell is leaving dool… Bo and Hope are dool and without both of them this show will sink and go under.. I for one have watched for 16 years every day and have never missed an episode.. And it saddens me so much today after reading the news bo is leaving i had to erase days from my dvr.. i love Bo and Hope they brought me so much joy everyday… Days in this time of needing every faithful viewer you have u cannot afford to upset your loyal fan base by getting rid of the people who make dool what it is.. get rid of all the new people u keep hiring and keep Bo Brady on my screen at any and all cost.. until that day comes you have lost me as a viewer and many others i know as well……

I still find it hard to belive this is happening. This may be an end of an era. It’s a long shot that he would return to Days.

This s a big blow to Days. Peter was one actor that got better and better with age. The scenes where Bo talks about or remembers Zac bring me to tears.

I’m really going to miss one of my favorite characters and actors on daytime. Peter your the best.

Peter Reckell is the only Bo Brady to me. Can’t believe Days let him get away.
Peter is incredibly talented and I know he will do fine in the future. I wish him nothing but the best.

Can’t blame him for leaving – Days has not used him to his full potential for quite some time.

Very disappointing news. Another great moving on. Please no recast, especially if it is RKK. I couldn’t stand it the first time around.

Going to miss Peter, Good luck in whatever you decide to do. We can’t believe all the people leaving Days we hope Days won’t be taken off the air like AMC and OLTL. You are all going to be misses very much.

So much is happening, behind the scenes at DAYS… if you’ve been a fan follower, in what seems like forever… and DOOL… is a staple… and one watches, for their own reasons… it’s gut-wrenching… a rude awakening… i’ve been watching for nearly as many years as Mr. Peter Reckell.. has been involved… with the legacy that DAYS is… to the Genre… we’ve all loved… and still support.

the hardest part to take… heck.. DEAL with… is when, and viably so… that it’s always the changing of the guards… Peter came in and took his place… and contributed… and now.. he’s leaving the door open… and leaving room for another “generation”…

this wouldn’t be so hard to bear… if the writing… was up to par… reason… we love our actors… and are so sure… that if given the chance… ie: writing… these actors… are more than capable, and want to be with “us”. well, that’s my “rationale”.

OK… if i don’t make sense… i have to share my take… in an ideal world… the production costs… would keep us all happy.

I can only hope they keep the door open for Mr. Reckell, to return… to his “Fancyface”.




You’ll be greatly missed. I hope in the near future if you would be able to come back.

It is because of Bo and Hope that I have watched DOOL so long-probably 35-40 years. I watched them when they first met, she married Larry, was rescued by Bo, and all in between. It is the love that Bo & Hope share that makes me hopeful that someday I would find that kind of love. It will NOT be the same without Bo. I know it had to be a difficult decision, and Peter has his reasons, I just don’t have to like them. Peter has grown into a wonderful actor and will be missed so much I cry just thinking about it. I’ve had many dreams–literally, that I’ve met Bo and Hope in person and wish it were true because I really do love them both. I do wish Peter the best, I only wish the powers that be would have given him what he wanted so he’d stay because it won’t be the same. It’s like peanut butter without the jelly. May God bless you Peter, and hopefully you’ll be back to DOOL because you and Hope are my hero’s.

I no longer watch the Sami show but wish Peter all the best. I never saw the Bope appeal and always considered Hope to be a whiny thing who pouts and stomps her feet when denied her way. Bo was always at fault for something or other. She never grew up at all. See you in Venice and the Grove, Peter!

I do hope that Bo does stay on DOOL I would hate to continue watching the show without him. That’s like taking sammie off the show or even EJ. This show is losing it touch.

Please tell me this is so wrong! Bo and Hope make my day! All I can ask is that I can ask is that the powers to be to do everything within their power to get him to stay. I just can’t think of “Days” without him. Please, please Peter don’t go! We love you!

Like so many others, I had a lump in my throat as soon as I saw Peter’s first tweet regarding his exit. Peter created one of the most popular character’s in television history. Over the past 29 years I have watched Days.I have enjoyed several of his pairings. Unforunately, the writing was on the wall when Days failed to give Peter the storyline he so richly deserved – a dynamic triangle with Hope and Carly. For many years Bo had been nothing more than a handbag for Hope. The return of Carly was an opportunity for Peter to be front and centre again. But Days inexcusable failure to create an excellent storyline for all involved demonstrated they no longer valued Peter’s worth. As sad as his departure is, I for one can not blame him for choosing to leave. I wish him nothing but the best for the future. To those “fans” who have claimed he’s disloyal for not resigning to remain onscreen with Kristian, remember, he has given us 29 years of loyalty. There comes a time when enough is enough and I praise Peter for taking a stand.

Peter, you will be very missed, I have been watching the show when it first aired and in black and white I might add, watching you a sexy long hair motorcycle rider and your beautiful co star Hope, grow as kids on the show to super stars of today. It is bitter sweet to see you leave the show. I hope in the future you will make a stop when your daugther marries.
You have touch our hearts and there will never be another Bo Brady- your loyal fan

So sorry to see you leave Peter. I was wishing it wasn’t true, I have watched DAYS since it started and loved the Hortons & Bradys. You and Kristan are my super couple and you should not be replaced. There is noone else to play Bo. I hope they wise up and call you back because the ratings will go down. Ken, there are other people you could let go. Let some of the young ones go and keep Peter.
The story of Gabi going after Chad is overdone. PETER SHOULD NOT BE REPLACED.
I wish you luck and hope you will come back to a good story.
Wise up writers and Ken Corday.

Such terrible news. Right when I thought the story lines were starting to come together. Bo was always one of my favorites….what does this mean for Hope? Dont tell me it is going to be like bringing Kayla back and not having Steve….it just doesnt make sense. I agree with a former post.. Gaby can go…. Give us a really good super couple again….haven’t seen that in a while

Peter please don’t go! You were my mother’s favorite and she watched because of you. Now with Renee gone, how can us the loyal fans continue to watch without you there? What is Hope to do without you? Please reconsider and please make the right choice and stay with the show. Like so many of us know there are others who should go, and won’t be missed.. You are not one of them. We know the show isn’t where it should be, but as one of the oroginal’s the show is better because of you.

I responded to the last message where someone said that Bo is her mother’s favorite. Bo is also my mother’s favorite. She’s in her 90s and won’t be hapy seeing him go. Peter has to do what’s right for him. Mom won’t like to see him go but she’ll be okay.

My father died in 1994. He LOVED watching Days. Mom and Dad watched it together. My dad watched it until a month or two before he died. I hadn’t liked soaps very much but this made me realize how it puts some joy and excitement into the lives or some.

I don’t mind seeing Sami a lot. She adds some interest to the story. I like Rafe a lot because I like to have some real heros. You gotta have heros like John and Marlena. (You gotta have villins, too.)


My goodness, on top of Stefano this is a real shock and not a good one. If “Bo” does not like his character then the writers need to get busy and fix this. The role can’t be recast. It has been to long for that to work. Give the man what he wants and let’s keep going. We need Bo, Hope,Stefano, Kate, Marlena, EJ and Sami . They are all vital to this soap. Sometimes, plots just don’t go well and all that has to be done is WRITE it differently. People don’t think about how hard it is to write a story five days a week and we need to give them more credit ,but, if people start to rebel and leave the show this must be addressed and fixed . Bring in more minor actors and play around with that but leave our main actors in place. They are the icons of Days. I will agree that Bo has been put in a position of boredom and has been unexciting lately, but he can be revived and made exciting again. Give him back his fire and sex appeal and he will stay. Let Bo and Hope act like we know them to be–not so old and matronly. Writers, start writing! Javen

I do understand your decision. many of us are unemployed because of the economy. many of us my age(57) if lucky to find another job have had to take huge paycuts. I understand as an actor you want good storys to play. I don’t know if you need to find something else or won’t be acting at all. I think bo & hope have reached a status that should be stable. I love when the 2 of you are working together and read each others thoughts. Other people could have the big stories in which the 2 of you can be involved. i sincerely hope you will reconsider. You and hope (characters have always been my favorite) sometimes just knowing you bring joy to your fans life could be enough. please don’t go. your fan diane.

The show put a new Bo in the part back in 91 or 92 and that did not work out for Peter to come back into now. I think the show should not part anymore acters in the part. They are not right because they did not make the Bo Brady like Peter did from the start. His been on there for years. That is a lot of time and writing plus film people never for get. I lot of these shows try to write things but you can’t if they are done and taped that is for ever. Good luck.

I have watched Days for many years and have loved it, especially Bo, Hope, Marlena and John. These characters provided great stability. Then, things started to change, for the worse. Bo brings so much to the show and will be very missed. How foolish on the part of the network! I wish him and his family the very best. Thanks for the special memories.

I am so sad and want to cry. It has been Bo and Hope my favorites. I have
watched it years and years, almost the whole time you have been on. My
Mother was 87 when she passed and could not see but loved listening to the
show. And could pretty well figure everyone out. But like me Bo and Hope
were our favorites. Of course I wish you the best Peter (Bo) but it will not be
the same without you. And what is hope gonna do. Love you and will miss
you terribly. I hope you let us know where you will be. Tommie B.

I think if Days would have given Bo a good story line he would still be at DOOL ! What will Hope do without him? Do not replace Bo !!! I hope he isn’t gone for long, and will be back with a good storyline for Bo and Hope to be reunited!! I will no longer watch DOOL til he comes back. Please come back, Peter Reckell !!

I cannot believe you are Leaving days. You are my all time favorite. Days will not be the same without you for sure. I will greatly miss your appearance on days and I hope they Do not replace you. You are bo Brady and you made his character unique and special. Good luck to you Peter and hurry on back to days. Luv ya Bo Brady and I will miss your handsome smile.

How can they possibly recast Bo? That just would not work. Peter has been there for too long. He is Bo. Bring him back. ASAP.

I have been a fan of days for 45 years and I will really miss Bo I hope they don’t decide to recast no one could ever take Peter’s place


Peter I am sorry to see you and hope to see you come back some day. Are you leaving before they cancel DOOL?

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Jonah Robinson Joins the Cast of Days of our Lives as Dr. Mark Greene

If you caught last Wednesday’s June 12th episode of Days of our Lives, a new doctor came running into Horton Town Square shirtless; much to the delight and then eventual chagrin of Leo Stark (Greg Rikaart).

Enter actor Jonah Robinson who is now on the Peacock streaming soap opera in the recurring role of Dr. Mark Greene. We meet Mark when Leo tries to hit on him, only to have Mark clarify to Leo he is straight, shocking Leo that his gaydar could have been so off.

Later, Mark is at University Hospital and stepping in for Chanel’s (Raven Bowens) doctor who was called away for the day and he assures Chanel and Johnny (Carson Boatman) that their unborn baby has a strong heartbeat, and at the moment is doing fine.

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During the conversation, Mark reveals he is the big brother to his little sister, Felicity (Kennedy Garcia), with whom Chanel loves when she comes to the bake shop.  There was also a little ‘wink-wink’ moment, when Johnny recalls that the doctor on the hit NBC medical drama, ER, was named Dr. Mark Greene (Anthony Edwards), to which Salem’s Mark Greene, says he was named after.

Taking to his Instagram, Robinson shared, “Meet Dr. Mark Greene. So excited to be joining @dayspeacock. It’s an honor to be @kennedyjean04 @louis_tomeo ‘s big brother.”

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So, it looks like there are 3 Greene siblings.  Will we eventually meet the parents?

Before Days of our Lives, Jonah was seen on Peacock’s Daisy Jones and the Six, and has appeared in independent movies and musical theatre productions throughout his career.

Do you hope DAYS expands Jonah’s role as the Greene family becomes more entrenched in story? What are you first impressions? Comment below.


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(WATCH) 51st Annual Daytime Emmys Red Carpet Interviews

A week ago, at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, many of your favorite soap opera stars took to the red carpet prior to the telecast on CBS and streaming on Paramount + and posed for pictures for the paparazzi and several spoke to the media before going inside and taking in the ceremonies and rooting on their castmates and shows.

While on the red carpet, Michael Fairman TV interviewed those who stopped performers who stopped by and those we could catch on the action-packed bustling arrivals. All of the video interviews are now posted and complete on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel.

Look for conversations with Days of our Lives, Tamara Braun (Ava), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie) with Rob Scott Wilson (Alex) and Paul Telfer (Xander), Dan Feuerriegel (EJ), Greg Rikaart (Leo), and Eric Martsolf (Brady) with wife Lisa and their twin sons, Chase and Mason.

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Stopping by to chat from General Hospital were Maura West (Ava) and Finola Hughes (Anna), and from The Bold and the Beautiful, Thorsten Kaye (Ridge) and his daughter, McKenna, Annika Noelle (Hope), Kimberlin Brown (Sheila) and John McCook (Eric) and his wife, Laurette.

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From The Young and the Restless, Peter Bergman (Jack), Courtney Hope (Sally), Christian LeBlanc and Tracey Bregman (Michael and Lauren), Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea), Michael Mealor (Kyle), Melissa Ordway (Abby), Kate Linder (Esther) and Bryton James (Devon), and making their first appearance on a Daytime Emmy red carpet were Neighbours stars: Stefan Dennis, Annie Jones and Georgie Stone.

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Below is the complete playlist of 2024 Daytime Emmy Red Carpet interviews. Make sure to check them out. Then let us know who you loved seeing and hearing from the most via the comment section below.


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AnnaLynne McCord Previews Her Days of our Lives Debut; But is She Playing Abigail?

Next week, circle Wednesday June 19th for the on-screen debut of AnnaLynne McCord said to be a “mystery woman” on Peacock’s Days of our Lives, as Chad (Billy Flynn) and Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) are on the case to try to see if they can find any leads to find an alive Abigail,

McCord, who has her own soapy history having appeared in roles on TNT’s Dallas reboot and the 90210 reboot, comes to Salem with plenty of television experience in primetime.

Now that Chad was told by Clyde Weston (James Read) that Abigail is actually alive? Could McCord be playing a recast Abigail? Since it appears Marci Miller did not come back to the show to reprise her role? Or, is McCord playing a completely different character.

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To prepare viewers for emergence on the DAYS canvas, AnnaLynne spoke to where she explained the genesis of who she is or might be playing.

Following the end to the SAG-AFTRA strike in November of 2023, the idea of McCord coming to DAYS began to percolate, and she actually started taping at DAYS in January of this year.

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Citing a lot of upheaval at the time, McCord was not clear on what part she was going to be playing, “To be frank, it was very ambiguous in the beginning. Obviously, there was a writer transition and everything that was going on within the industry politically so to speak. So when I initially came on, no one really knew who I was gonna be. We were figuring it out as we went.”

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However, McCord did tease, “What fans who are clearly very clever will come to figure out very early on is that a certain gentleman who is not quite so gentle by the name of Clyde Weston has his fingers in the storyline of my character. So I enter day one as ‘Mystery Woman.’”

So, do you think AnnaLynne McCord will be the new and alive Abigail Deveraux DiMera, or do you think she is playing someone brainwashed to believed to be Abigail, or she is playing a totally different character? Share your theories via the comment section below.

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