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Daytime casting.

Casting news in December featured some interesting casting calls, some unexpected actor exits, news of soap opera veterans joining different Daytime dramas, and some holiday guest appearances. Get the details below:

The Bold And The Beautiful:
In the month of December, “B&B” viewers learned that Kristolyn Lloyd would be taking a break from her role of Dayzee Forrester so the actress could do some stage work on the east coast. She remains on recurring status. Adam Gregory is also on recurring status and he let his Facebook fans know that Thomas would appear next on February 28. This month saw Paulo Benedeti (Tony), Lesli Kay (Felicia), and Tracy Lindsey Melchior (Kristen) returned to the show for Christmas, Mace Coronel debuted as R.J., Jacqueline MacInnes Wood returned for a few episodes as Steffy, and Thorsten Kaye began appearing as Ridge Forrester. Also in December, “The Bachelor” alum, Jake Pavelka, popped in as Kyle, the Forrester pilot, and the show put out several new casting calls. Find out more about those roles through The Bold and the Beautiful Comings and Goings.

Days of our Lives:
“DOOL” viewers learned in December that Chandler Massey will leave the role of Will on January 2, with Guy Wilson taking over beginning January 8. There are several casting calls out for Salem, including a recast for the role of young Sydney, an actor to play a hit man, the three-day role of Debra; a woman looking to better herself, an older lady named Giselle, and a mugger. Next month, Clinton Jackson will appear as a shopkeeper, and Martinez will play Durango Dynamite on January 7. Jade Harlow debuts as a new Salem character in January as well. Ex-“All My Children” and “As The World Turns” star, Daniel Cosgrove has been hired by “Days” and will begin appearing in late January. Find out who he’ll be playing through Days of our Lives Comings and Goings.