AMC Star Is B&B's New Ridge!

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Well, the inevitable has happened: THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL has announced that they have recast the role of Ridge Forrester! Beginning on Friday, December 13, the legacy character will now be portrayed by soap star Thorsten Kaye.

B&B executive producer and headwriter Bradley Bell is confident the recast will wow viewers. "Thorsten's powerful screen presence and vast range as an actor has intrigued me for years," he says. "The timing was right so I took the opportunity to cast him in the role of Ridge Forrester. I'm confident Thorsten will make this role unique on every level."

Best known to daytime audiences for his role as ALL MY CHILDREN's Zach, Kaye takes over for Ronn Moss, who departed in September of 2012. With AMC currently on hiatus and a return to production still not scheduled, Kaye was able to join B&B, although if AMC does return, Zach's fate will have to be decided.

But Kaye will have his work cut out for him on B&B! It will be very interesting to see how Ridge reacts when he returns from a year in Paris to find Brooke getting ready to marry Bill!

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