Say it isn’t so! Days of our Lives is about to say goodbye to one of its mainstays, Arianne Zucker (Nicole). The popular and critically-acclaimed star told Soap Opera Digest in an exclusive exit interview out this week, that she has decided to depart the long-running NBC soap opera.
Zucker has played Nicole since 1998, where she stayed with the series until 2006. She then returned again in 2008 and earned three Daytime Emmy nominations for her work in the process.
According to SOD, Arianne will exit the show when her contract expires in late April. As to her decision, the actress noted: “Two years ago, I was contemplating making the shift. I know there are a thousand girls who would take my job in a second, for me, it is my time to go.”
For now fans can expect to see Arianne for several more months on-screen since DAYS tapes six-month ahead.
So, what do you think of the Arianne Zucker bombshell? Sad to see her go? How do you think, or hope DAYS will decide to write-off the character of Nicole? Comment below!