Days of Our Lives Casting Shocker: Goodbye, Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn!

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Shocking news, Days of Our Lives fans:

Long-time stars Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn are the first casualties of the show's huge budget cuts

"The couple will be happily reunited after a long period of angst and separation and will be off-screen after January for an unknown period of time. It was a very tough decision to make," Executive Producer Ken Corday told Soap Opera Digest.

Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn

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