UPDATED: This afternoon ABC released this official statement welcoming Hayley Erin to the cast as the new Kiki Jerome, “As many of you know, Kristen Alderson has decided to leave General Hospital and start a new professional journey. As a member of our ABC family since she was six years old, we will miss Kristen and wish her only the best in her new ventures. As a result, the role of Kiki Jerome will be recast with Hayley Erin. Hayley will start appearing as Kiki in late February. Please join us in welcoming Hayley to our cast.”
News this morning from Daytime Confidential’s Jamey Giddens has that General Hospital has found their Kiki Jerome in actress Hayley Erin! The role had been vacated since Daytime Emmy winner Kristen Alderson elected to not renew her contract, and depart the series, and the daytime landscape for now.
Soap fans recognize Hayley from The Young and the Restless where she played Abby (daughter of Victor and Ashley) from 2008-2010, before being replaced by Emme Rylan, who she will now also work with over at General Hospital, since Emme plays Lulu Spencer Falconeri in Port Charles!
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