TV Guide has confirmed that Rick Hearst is heading back to The Bold and the Beautiful after all! After his upcoming exit from General Hospital as Ric Lansing, the Daytime Emmy Award winning actor will reprise his role of Whipple “Whip” Jones when Brooke’s ex-husband returns from working abroad for Forrester International.
According to Matt Mitovich at TV Guide: “What brings Whip back to Los Angeles? Stephanie orchestrates his return, presumably to oversee the PR campaign for Jackie M — though Jackie (wisely) suspects that a secret agenda is at play.”
Whip last was seen in August 2002 Hearst’s first “B&B” airdate is tentatively slated for July 17. According to TV Guide, Heart’s last appearance on “GH” is set for May 27, when Ric makes an offer to Claudia.