Kiara Barnes exit B&B
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It’s time to say goodbye… Singer and actress Kiara Barnes’ last scenes on the Bold & Beautiful will soon air on the heels of a scandalous secret coming to light that will undoubtedly leave her character, Zoe Buckingham, broken-hearted.

News broke in April that Barnes was leaving her soap role for primetime after being cast as a series regular in FOX’s Fantasy Island reboot, and her alter-ego’s exit storyline has been building onscreen ever since.

After joining the soap in 2018 as an obsessive young woman who followed her love interest, Xander Avant, across the pond, (and who spent an inordinate amount of time talking to her cat), Barnes’ character dropped her British accent and joined the ranks of the legendary Forrester models. Zoe painted a mural in Wyatt’s beach house and became embroiled in a love triangle before becoming entangled in the year-long Baby Beth saga. Amazingly, after keeping the secret that her father had sold Hope Logan’s baby, when the truth came out, Zoe was redeemed and accepted back into the fold at Forrester Creations.

After a failed engagement to Thomas Forrester, Zoe bounced back to fall for “Forrester adjacent” Carter Walton after he snagged a promotion to company COO. But Zoe was dazzled by smooth designer Zende Forrester when he returned to Los Angeles, and the grass began to look greener at the Forrester manse, a miscalculation which ended her engagement to Carter. The pair have reconciled, but now he’s keeping a secret that will devastate Zoe. The dramatic reveal is set to explode sooner rather than later, and while it may not be the killer send-off we envisioned, it will almost certainly be the catalyst for Zoe’s exit.

We’ve loved having Kiara Barnes in daytime, but her last appearance will come on Tuesday, July 6, as confirmed by Soap Opera Digest. Be sure to watch’s upcoming Bold & Beautiful spoilers for storyline teasers as the date approaches. In the meantime, look back on some of B&B’s most memorable rivalries as seen in photos.

– Candace Young