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Chandra Wilson returns to general hospital as crimson editor
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Chandra Wilson, best known for playing Dr. Miranda Bailey on Grey’s Anatomy, will be making another General Hospital return – this time, as a new character. Though Wilson previously played Dr. Francine Massey on General Hospital back in August 2018, as well as a patient of Dr. Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom) in 2014, People is reporting that this time around she’ll appear as Sydney Val Jean, a Crimson editor joining Nina (Michelle Stafford) on the red carpet during the Nurses’ Ball. Soaps.com readers can expect to see Wilson first air on Friday May 17.

– Amy Mistretta

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Jacqueline MacInnes Wood
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Updated April 25: Jacqueline MacInnes Wood’s maternity leave has come to an end, according to Soaps in Depth. She is slated to return to taping at Bold and the Beautiful this week, so Soaps.com expects viewers will see Steffy back onscreen by the end of May. Stay tuned for the exact airdate when it becomes available.

On February 28, Soaps.com reported that actress Jacqueline MacInnes Wood was expecting her first child any day, and learned that Wood began her maternity leave from The Bold and the Beautiful on February 13. According to Soaps In Depth, there is no set date for her return to filming as Steffy Forrester, so storylines playing out on screen may adjust as needed. Stay tuned as we will let fans know when the actress gives birth, as well as her B&B return date.

-Candace Young

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Stacy Haiduk returns to days of our lives
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Stacy Haiduk will be making her way back to Days of our Lives as Kristen DiMera. The actress took over the role on August 27, 2018 from Eileen Davidson (Young and the Restless’ Ashley Abbott) and was last seen on November 8, 2018 as Stacy Haiduk exited Days of our Lives after Kristen had a run-in with Sami Brady (Alison Sweeney) while rescuing EJ DiMera from the warehouse where Kristen had kept him hidden. Soaps.com will update readers with Haiduk’s first return date.

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

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Updated April 22: Soaps.com can reveal that Paulina Bugembe begins airing on General Hospital as Valerie Spencer starting on April 23.

On March 28 Soaps.com reported that Paulina Bugembe joins General Hospital as a recast of Detective Valerie Spencer. Brytni Sarpy exited the role and joined The Young and the Restless where she plays Elena Dawson. Bugembe has had several small roles on shows such as Scandal and The Good Place. Soaps.com will update readers when her first air date is released. Below you’ll find a photo of Bugembe from her Instagram page.

 

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– Dustin Cushman

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

Ingo Rademacher returns to gh
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Updated April 19: Soaps.com readers can expect to see Ingo Rademacher back in Port Charles as Jax beginning on Tuesday May 7, as first reported by Entertainment Weekly.

On March 20, Soaps.com learned that Ingo Rademacher is back in the studio and begins taping next week as Jax on General Hospital. There is no first airdate yet, but viewers can expect to see him appear around three weeks from now in mid-April. Soaps.com reported on February 12, Eden McCoy teased some big upcoming news via social media, followed by her confirmation on February 14, and Soaps.com is excited to report that Ingo Rademacher will be returning to General Hospital as Jax, father to McCoy’s Josslyn Jacks. The show posted a throwback video (below) of Jax and Carly (Laura Wright) where Rademacher appeared at the end to announce his return by stating, “Jax’s legacy is going to continue in a big way… see you soon.” Rademacher announced his Bold and the Beautiful exit as Thorne Forrester on the CBS soap in late 2018 and was last seen on General Hospital  on August 24, 2017. Stay tuned for his Port Charles return date.

– Dustin Cushman/ Amy Mistretta

Friday, April 19th, 2019

Drew Cheetwood as Milo on General Hospital
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Soaps.com has learned that Drew Cheetwood will appear on General Hospital as Milo Giambetti the week of April 22 when Sonny needs him for an assignment.

Back on March 18, Soaps.com began to wonder if both Derk and Drew Cheetwood would be making an appearance on General Hospital as Sonny’s bodyguards Max and Milo Giambetti. Drew, who met Derk out recently, posted a photo with the following tease on Instagram, “This guy called me about an operation with the boss. How could I say no🤷🏻‍♂️ #MaxMilo #GH.” However, a General Hospital rep confirmed to SID that there were no plans to bring the actors and characters back currently. This past weekend though Drew Cheetwood was in L.A. and posted a photo outside the General Hospital set, suggesting he might be returning as Milo captioned, “This should be fun.” Soaps.com will continue to monitor the situation.

 

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This should be fun😬

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– Dustin Cushman

Friday, April 19th, 2019

Vanessa Williams as Valerie Grant on Days of our Lives
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Vanessa Williams is returning to Days of our Lives as Dr. Valerie Grant on Wednesday May 1. Williams left Days in November 2018 when Valerie took a chief of staff job at a hospital in Washington DC. Though there is no word on how long she’ll be back for, stay tuned to Soaps.com for updates.

– Dustin Cushman

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

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Daniel Goddard, who has played Cane Ashby on Young and the Restless since 2007, took to Twitter today, using the hashtag #yr, and stated, “Life has been so good to me, but sometimes… you just have to turn the page and move on… #yr.” Though it hasn’t been confirmed, could the actor’s tweet mean he’s leaving his daytime role? On Tuesday April 9, we reported that Daniel Goddard sold his Calabasas home… Soaps.com reached out to Goddard and will report back when we receive confirmation.

– Amy Mistretta

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Cynthia Watros joins General Hospital
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Cynthia Watros will take over the role of Nina Reeves after Michelle Stafford departs General Hospital this May. Watros is probably best known for playing Libby Smith on Lost from 2005 until 2010. She has also played Annie Dutton Banks on Guiding Light from 1997 until 1998, and Kelly Andrews on Young and the Restless from 2013 until 2015. Watros begins taping in June. Soaps.com will update with Watros’ first air date when it is made available. The news was first reported by PEOPLE.

– Dustin Cushman

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Ellis twins play baby david on Days of our Lives
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Jordan’s (Chrishell Hartley) son David on Days of our Lives is being played by the Ellis twins, reported by Starkidz. Detailed in Soaps.com’s recap, they debuted in the role on Friday April 5 when Rafe (Galen Gering) returned from California with Jordan’s baby, David.

– Candace Young

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

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