After last Friday’s shocker that Days of our Lives James Scott (EJ) was wrapping up his eight years with taping his final episode on May 2nd, the extraordinarily popular received an outpouring of support from his fans, as well as those who were sad and disappointed.
As soap viewers know though, James had been giving careful consideration to departing the series for quite some time and rumors began surfacing that he might depart the long-running NBC soap opera over a year ago at some point in time.
In James latest interview with Soap Opera Uncensored where he is named “Sexiest Man Alive for 2014″ an honor he also won back in 2011, he discusses his exit. Many would have James named ‘sexiest’ on their list every year!
James offered up on his decision to depart DAYS: “As you know by now I announced my leaving the show. It was a hard decision, and one I made almost a year ago. I have nothing but fond memories of my time with DAYS, and would like to reinforce that my decision was personal and had nothing to do with the direction of the show or my storyline. I just felt, and have for some time, that I needed a break. Ken Corday graciously said that the door would always be open for me to return, and if that were to happen in the future, I would be very happy to return to a place that will always be very close to my heart. “
What do you think about James latest statement on his decision to leave DAYS? Do you hope he will return someday? And what do you think about him being named “Sexiest Man Alive 2014″? Agree? Weigh-in below!