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20 February 22nd, 2011 ABC confirms Rebecca Herbst is STAYING at GH!

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News this morning is that ABC has issued a statement and Soaps In Depth posted it briefly.  But, it goes on to say that indeed Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber) is  staying put at General Hospital after months of fan outcry.

The statement issued says in part, “Rebecca Herbst will continue on as Elizabeth Webber. The show is thrilled she will remain on the canvas to portray the beloved character in many more poignant and emotional stories. Fans will be pleased to see Rebecca continue the role she created.”

So there you have it.  Becky is back!  Stay tuned to see how Elizabeth’s story plays out on-air!

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  1. Lynn says:

    So glad that Becky is not leaving General Hospital. I love Becky and her character Elizabeth Webber. I so hope that they will give the actress and her character some great storylines. I miss her on my screen – she is a very important part of General Hospital!! Her loyalty to the show and her fans should not be taken for granted any longer!!

    Thank you Michael Fairman for all you do for the soap opera genre as a whole. I enjoy your articles and interviews immensely!!

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    Saher M replied

    Very well said, Lynn!!

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  2. MarkC says:

    Great news. Becky is needed on this show! Couldn’t imagine it with out her!

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    Saher M replied

    Amen!

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  3. Lise says:

    I’m thrilled that she is staying now I hope that the writers writer her back in character. I won’t to finally see you be with Jason

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  4. Keeks says:

    Really very happy that Becky Herbst is staying on General Hospital. Thank you ABCD. You made the right decision. Can’t wait to see Elizabeth Webber in a truly wonderful story with her boys (and Jason of course)!

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  5. Saher M says:

    I am very relieved to hear about the official announcement of Becky’s rehiring, from ABC, one that I’ve been waiting for, ever since Becky’s rehiring was confirmed by the soap media. It is a good way to start the day. But I would like to know more about Becky’s contract status. I wish ABC would make a statement about it.

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  6. Saher M says:

    Also, we all know the firing wasn’t about budget cuts, but it was agenda. And we all know the reversal of this decision was due to backlash from the fans and soap media. Trying to say something that is not true, doesn’t work on this viewer, as I already know the truth. So, on that note, good work, on GH’s part to actually listen to the fans.

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  7. todd says:

    Good for GH. It seems that a public outcry actually works in some instances. It didn’t save Kish, but I am happy for Becky. It seems the show does need her, although it is written to be only about Sonny, Carly, and Jason. I gave up on it long ago, but I did enjoy the job Becky did with her character. The show needs someone like her on the canvas. Maybe I will tune back in to see what kind of new story they give her.

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  8. Kat says:

    It was incredibly wrong for General Hospital and ABC to fire actress Rebecca Herbst in the first place. I will never believe the exit was “storyline dictated” and am pretty stunned that the show bent to the viewers will in this case. I wonder what the misogynistic writers & PTB have in store for Elizabeth Webber now that they have been forced to keep her. ABC should fix the real problems with General Hospital and start at the top with Brian Frons(!) so viewers can actually enjoy their favorite characters like Elizabeth Webber and be overjoyed that a class act like actress Rebecca Herbst will be staying around.

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    Saher M replied

    I completely agree. Thanks, Kat.

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  9. Saher M says:

    Plus, I am a bit worried about the part of the statement entailing the “many more emotional, and poignant story-lines” though. I have had enough of Liz being miserable, I want to see her happy, for quite some time. Maybe a new love interest in Shawn, Terrell, Ronnie, or Jax? It could be interesting if TPTB gave those a try. I just want to see Liz happy for a change, and I hope with Becky’s rehiring, there is a change in the course of writing for Liz. Give Becky a storyline of her own, that all of us can see her in, GH, and not have her be so miserable anymore.

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  10. Saher M says:

    Also, I just wanted to say thank you for all th buzz about Rebecca Herbst. BeckyNation really appreciates it.

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  11. mrcwagner says:

    I am so excited to see RH staying. I have watched her character since the beginning. I hope the writers give her something really great to work with now… something amazing. You can only do so much with what you are given and let’s be honest- the writers have not given her much. She did an amazing job years and years ago with the rape storyline. She has got it in her and the three awards under her belt prove it! C’mon WRITERS! Do something amazing for Becky!!

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  12. Crystal says:

    I’m convinced that her firing was a PR stunt. If it was real, TPTB most likely would have stuck with their decison like they have when they fired vets/fan faves in the past or when Days did aftrer firing Drake Hogestyn and Deidre Hall. They had to have known that the fan reacton RH’s firing it would be severe and have have even non Liz fans angry since RH is a vet and vets are important to soap fans.

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    Saher M replied

    It wasn’t a PR stunt. Even DC reported that RH was fired and that she broke down on set, with this. It was the fans who brought her back to GH, even though ABC not surprisingly refuses to admit this. Overall, as a Becky/Liz fan, I am happy she’s back.

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  13. notme says:

    Now that the precious Rebecca is back, other actors on the show are either getting fired or put on recurring status, Ingo (Jax), won’t have much airtime because of Rebecca, if her role because bigger I won’t watch GH anymore.

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  14. NuShooz says:

    I don’t watch the show nearly as much as I have watched in the past. But hearing Becky was being fired surely didn’t get me excited to commit again. I’m thrilled that she has a job. If this a large part of her livelihood, I would suggest she not sink her heart back into this. GH has cut so many loose and I’ve said it time and time again. The actors on this show really need to support each other in times such as these. Take a page from Susan Lucci for petesake.

    There is going to be more backlash than you can imagine when others suffer the lost of their jobs.

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  15. karenlinda says:

    i am happy she is staying she is good at what she does however i am sick of sonny son mick wanting to be a mobster please change his story line

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  16. alexis paige baker says:

    you look so pretty i am 22 years old biggest fan of general hospital i can wait

    be like you someday you got amazing clothes i can’t wait see you in person

    what you said about that p s love paige baker

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