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34 February 24th, 2014 The Bold and the Beautiful Heads To The United Arab Emirates For Location Shoot!

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Now here’s a place we bet you never thought would be used for a location shoot for a soap opera!

But check this out, according to TV Guide, the international smash hit and CBS Daytime’s The Bold and the Beautiful is going to be shooting scenes in the Middle East!  So fans of the show in the United Arab Emirates can expect a visit from Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke), Thorsten Kaye (Ridge) and Don Diamont (Bill)!

According to B&B’s executive producer and head writer Brad Bell, where the trio will shoot scenes in the cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi on March 17-19, “This is a great opportunity for us. B&B is really popular on the Dubai One network and that’s opened up a lot of doors.  We don’t quite know what to expect but that’s always the most fun part of this job — going off and trying things we’ve never done before. It’s very exciting.”

In addition, Katherine Kelly Lang who was invited to take part in a triathlon in Abu Dhabi should be given some major props for this even happening in the first place!  Bell reveals: “Kelly asked me for time off to take part in the event and I said, ‘Well, how about we all come with you?’  So we’re going to back up the station wagon and all pile in!”

The plot for the Middle East adventure has Ridge following Brooke and Bill to the United Arab Emirates.  Brad added, “We’re going to take advantage of the great Ridge-Bill rivalry.  Ridge still feels like he’s Brooke’s protector and he certainly doesn’t want Bill to become stepfather to his son, R.J. So he’s a man on a mission!”  Look for the story to air in late May or early June.

What do you think of the news that an American daytime drama is getting an opportunity to shoot in the United Arab Emirates?  Do you like when B&B goes on location?  What do you think of Bell’s story preview that Ridge goes after Brooke and Bill?  Weigh-in below!

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  1. Derrick says:

    Wow………….B&B is going everywhere!

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  2. Beth says:

    Sure, it’s all about RJ. Bell can’t resist his triangles, even in the Middle East.

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  3. richard says:

    Katie is a fool to get involved with Ridge, who has been on and off with Brooke for over 2 decades, she’s seen how that worked out for Taylor, and Katie will be the same. You don’t fall in love after a park playdate, and reciting some poetry, puh-leeze. TK shouldve been brought on as a new character, or better yet, pair her with Thorne. Katie faking that faint, seems a retread of her using her illness to steal a man(Bridget/Nick/Katie), and I hope it gets thrown in Katie’s face!!! Then I hope Brooke brings her business savvy back and gives Bill those papers giving him his company and Will back!!!! The REAL Ridge could never resist Brooke, which is the reason why they have worked for so many years. Katie is just the new Taylor and she’s definitely going to lose. I would rather them pair Thorne/Katie and have a redux of Ridge/Brooke/Eric and maybe throw Taylor in there!! Imagine the fireworks!!!! But Ridge/Katie, no thanks……..

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    richard replied

    And the fact that Ridge has the nerve to come back all high and mighty after dumping Brooke over a text message on the honeymoon, needs to be further addressed!! There would’ve been no Brooke/Bill if he hadn’t dumped her right after they we’d for what was suppose to be the last time. What a jerk!!!!!!

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    Johnny replied

    Eric is long past his prime as a leading man. Wen the writers keep trying to pair him with Brooke or Taylor, it makes him look like a desperate old creeper. How refreshing it would be to see him in an age appropriate relationship, with someone who has NOT slept with all of his sons. Someone should contact Judith McConnell or Robin Strasser as a new dynamic love interest for Eric. Look how well received Maggie and Victor are on Days!!

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    richard replied

    Paging Jackie!!!!!!!!

    elite advisors replied

    I’d love to see Robin anywhere again! She was always terrific!

    However, Eric likes them young! ;)

  4. Liz says:

    Bridge will always be tied to each other, not only through their son, but also through their long history together. Go get her, Ridge, even if you have to go halfway around the world to do it!

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  5. Mo says:

    Love their location shoots!

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  6. robert says:

    This looks awesome. I love location shoots. The other soaps need to do more location shoots.

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  7. Johnny says:

    I love location shoots. I loved what Guiding Light did, and am sad that it didnt catch on more. It made the shows seem real. The artificial outdoor park sets are so phony. I even loved when Days started with the outdoor Salem Place over 20 years ago. All the remaining soaps tape in LA, where there is no reason why they cant do location shooting on a regular basis. Locations cant replace good story, but they sure can enhance it!

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  8. Patty says:

    As usual, KKL is REALLY running the show !!! Bell treats her like the queen ,often, at the expense of all of the other actors. More Katie and Ridge and less KKL !!!!!!!!!!!!

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    TnT 2.0 Forever replied

    I agree! More Katie and Ridge. Not right for KKL to eat up the show. Brooke is not the only character.

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    k/kay replied

    @Patty that is why a lot of us quit watching the show it is not balanced at all. All Logan’s and no real competition from anyone else. The character of Ridge had three children with Taylor and now neither Thomas or Steffy are on anymore. Tell me has the nu-Ridge even mentioned them or Taylor?. Also you mean to tell me not Steffy, Thomas or even Taylor told him about her affair with Bill? KKL’s personal life is now bleeding into the show.

    elite advisors replied

    I couldn’t agree more…. I thought we were done with Ridge and Brooke for good…that’s what I read and now he is chasing her to Dubai? Please STOP THIS MADNESS! The new Ridge would not do this!

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    Dmitri replied

    Yes! I want more Kridge! Leave Bill and Brooke alone, they deserve each other. I just hope Ride does not cheat on Katie with Brooke.

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  9. Harlee says:

    This is great news! Who would had thunk it? BB is the only soap that still does location shots!

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  10. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    I love B&B location shoots. It’s clear they have the budget to do these kind of things. I only wish other soaps would take advantage of this. This is why B&B is well loved, they do things like this to treat their fans with special episodes.

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    4everDAYS replied

    I always thought their location shoots were to make up for the poor storytelling.

    Btw, I’m sorry for any and all bad grammar.

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  11. Rob says:

    so even NuRidge is going to be written as a raging hipocryte?!?!!?

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  12. pspcindy says:

    B&B has exquisite production values and all their location shoots are always beautfitul. Love that there is still one soap that can thrill it’s audience with the world outside a studio.

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    Jimmy replied

    I agree, but having visited Aspen 5 or 6 times in the past few years was a bit of overkill. UAE should be fun though, it’s new and sounds like it will be intriguing

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    Liz replied

    It’s too bad the writing doesn’t match their production quality. The storylines are horrible.

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  13. Patrick says:

    a middle eastern venture – for in your face – it’s my show – I get all the mens

    KKL – Brooke LIVES

    OYE! I so wish Bobbi Eakes, Jon Hensley, and Windsor Harmon were the leads on B&B

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  14. daring sally says:

    I love the fact that they are giving an actress over the age of 49 the chance to be all she can be. They are protraying her as a beautiful woman adored by two men. She is exciting and men drool over her. I love it. I don’t blame Ridge, I would not want Bill with my dog. Let alone my child. I love them on location. KKL still has what it takes. I love her. You Go Girl! B&B should get some good ratings over this. I like B&B more than I like Y&R. The new Ridge (TK) is so handsome. He is a breath of fresh air on the show. I just hope they keep him manly and cool and do something meaningful with his character and let him be his own man and have a take-charge approach. Loving it.

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    TNT 2.0 Forever replied

    I don’t think anyone has a problem with KKL’s age. Its the fact that the show focuses on her all the time. That’s not good for a soap since a soap is an ensemble show. She’s also not the only over forty woman on the show. Rena Sofer is also over 40 and should be allowed to shine as well.

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    elite advisors replied

    Totally agree…. they are shoving her down our throats…. too much!

    Patty replied

    Part of the problem with “All My Children’s” last year was it became “The Ryan Lavery Show.” This actor was front and center. Many of the cast were left “blowing in the wind.” I believe that KKL is a good actress, but when they follow her to the Middle East for her own personal reasons…that’s a bit much !

  15. mary papcun says:

    I want more Katie and ridge please give them a chance Brooke will be happy with Bill ,brad please Don’ t let them start a relationship if ridge goes back to Brooke or find someone for Katie, I hope Katie and Brooke would be sisters again they are the best. Please please
    Brad bell.

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  16. elite advisors says:

    Katie has every right to be angry , hurt and betrayed…. she has had no one …. she needs to emerge stronger than ever and the writers need to understand that LOVE takes time and allow us to witness falling in love and the joy that comes back in her life…..slowly…

    On a side note Brooke disgusts me… wonder if KKL ever voices her concerns on the writing of her character?? Wonder if she is sick of he?

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  17. Kathy941 says:

    This Ridge is very sexy and I think that he needs to move on from Brook. Brook and Bill are hot together so let that work. With that said, I don’t like Katie with Ridge either…

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  18. Patty says:

    Love Ridge and Katie !!!!! Can’t wait for “The Sister Showdown ! ” On a different note, looks like we are going for ride on “the crazy train” , with Ally. Poor Wyatt. I love Hope and Wyat’s banter. They are hilarious and so loving !! No more Hope and Liam or Ridge and Brooke…PLEASE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. Dmitri says:

    Let Ridge follow her JUST so Bill is not RJ’s stepdaddy. Do not want him lusting after Brooke anymore because Katie seems to be his soulmate. I hate Bill and Brooke as a couple but let them have each other since they deserve it.

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  20. Veronica Lockett says:

    I’m so glad I’m not the only one that doesn’t like Katie/Ridge I mean I hate this couple with a passion there is nothing root worthy about them there just nasty and gross and I feel the same way about Brooke/Bill there just nasty and gross nothing root worthy about them. As for Ridge following Brooke to the Middle East this is classic Ridge Forrester. Again these two will always be tied to each other and in each others orbit there is way too much history there to ignore and not keep them in each others orbit but I also feel that Ridge made a choice so he has no right to try and contol what Brooke does but out Ridge you made your choice.

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