Hot on the heels of last week's news that Brandon Beemer (Owen) and Zack Conroy (Oliver) have been bumped to recurring status at THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL comes word that Lesley-Anne Down (Jackie) was not offered a new deal with the soap!
"[Executive producer and headwriter] Bradley Bell has decided not to renew Lesley-Anne Down's contract on B&B," says the announcement posted this morning on the star's official Web site. "Lesley-Anne wants all of you to know how special and important you all are to her. Your continued effort and support of Lesley-Anne is so appreciated by her. When one door closes another one opens. This thankfully has been the case in this instance. We will let you know what it is when the time is right."
A spokesperson for B&B tells Soaps In Depth that Down will continue to work on the soap on a recurring basis.