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!