BREAKING NEWS: Arianne Zucker Leaving Days of Our Lives

Arianne Zucker as Nicole Walker

Soap Opera Digest broke the zinger about Zucker today.

So Long, Salem

When her contract expires in April, Zucker says she will not renew, reported Soap Opera Digest (SOD).

“Two years ago, I was contemplating making the shift,” the actress said. “I know there are a thousand girls who would take my job in a second. For me, it is my time to go.”

The full story appears in SOD’s upcoming issue, on sale Friday.

Days’ Unorthodox Taping Schedule Pays Off

Of course, if Zucker tapes her last scenes in April, that means she’ll still be on the show until October, as the NBC sudser tapes episodes six months in advance of when they air.

Adieu, Arianne Zucker

Zucker has been at the center of the Days story canvas for years now, embroiled in a host of intense storylines. Some notable recent scandalous stories she’s been a part of include Daniel’s death, her relationship with Deimos (Vincent Irizarry), and Holly’s custody battle. Perhaps the fallout from her devastation at losing baby Holly will be part of her swan song storyline.

Zucker has played flawed but fabulous Salem heroine Nicole Walker for 17 years full of tears, laughter, and soap opera wackiness.

Something Important to Remember

This is daytime, folks. Nothing is impossible, as we know and love about our soaps. No matter how Nicole leaves the show, the door is always–and you know we mean always–open for her return.

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Akbi Khan has been watching and loving soap operas for 31 years and writing about them for the last four. She also loves sitcoms; musicals; laughter; going dancing; spending time with family and friends; fighting for animal rights, ethical environmental stewardship, civil liberties preservation, and LGBTQ rights; and evolving along a spiritual path. She has a Master’s in rhetoric and composition. Akbi is 39 years old and lives in Ellicott City, Maryland.

Discussion1 Comment

  1. I’m a relative newcomer to Days, but in the 4-5 years I’ve been watching, I have come to appreciate Nicole/Arianne so much! I rarely FF any of her scenes…and THAT’s saying something since I am the queen of FFing! She will be missed, but since Deimos is leaving, and since I’m one of the few (?) who liked those two together, this is probably a good time to go. Maybe they’ll leave together?
    Anyhoo, this is sad news indeed!

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