Susan Flannery to Exit The Bold and the Beautiful

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Susan Flannery, who has helped anchor The Bold and the Beautiful since its 1987 premiere, is leaving the daytime drama.

A source tells Soaps in Depth that the veteran actress has given producers notice and signed a short-term contract in order to give writers a chance to properly write her character of Stephanie Forrester out.

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Flannery's announcement arrives a week after another original star, Ronn Moss, also confirmed his impending departure.

These exits leave John McCook and Katherine Kelly Lang as the only remaining original cast members on The Bold and the Beautiful and while McCook's future status is uncertain, Lang has inked a new two-year deal with the program.

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I have watched the B&B for a long long time and it will not be the same without Stephanie running the Forrester family, who will become the new Monarch of the family. You will be missed.

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I don't care that Ridge is gone. Now Stephanie wil be missed! Also leave Liam with Steffy!! Hope is soooo wishy washy. Steffie is fun and looks better with Liam!! Can't the writer some up with stronger stuff betsides repeating Hopw & Liam &Steffy over & over. I thought they are the same writters as Y&R you would never be able to tell Y&R is soo much better!!!!!

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To all of the previous commenters regarding the triangle of Hope, Liam and Steffie, I would love to see Hope and Liam together permanently. Steffie is a conniving wretch who does not deserve to be with Liam. She manipulated her way into his life from the very beginning after she got dumped by his dad, Bill. Liam needs to be a real man and use his brain cells and see what a good woman Hope is for him. Poor Brooke has had so many misfortunes especially with Ridge. I really don't believe they would have lasted anyway. She should just get back with Eric and settle down. Rick and Caroline make a nice couple; Thomas needs to grow up and get a life of his own and stop reeking havoc in everybody's else's life. He and his sister, Steffie need to be written out of the script,period.

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hi i am going miss stephine's so i love the show

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I am going to miss Stephanie's character very much, I know that eventually the fans will get used to her being gone but the show will never be the same without her or ridge. I love Liam and Steffy together, I really think he and Steffy can be the next super couple. Hope is so boring, need to create a new love for her, maybe her first love the one that Brooke slept with. Love the show very much.

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Susan Flannery, you are one in a million. What a great actress. I watched you in Days of Our Lives and Bold & Beautiful. You are brilliant. Thank you for entertaining us for all those years. You are my favourite and you will be missed but I hope you enjoy your new adventures.

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What i will dearly miss Susan Flannery&Ronn Moss 4 giving us those wonderful beautiful years on da B&B 4 after 25yrs they deserve it so god bless them both n thank u for bringing us those wonderful beautiful years of designing clothes n many happier lives along da way B&B fan Barsha

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And i hope liam stays w steffy they also make thid story exciting...i dnt think hez gud w hope..liam needs to respect steffy mor by not lookin @ hope tha way he does..cuz steffy is real.beautiful.n also grown up n has had his bk thru it all..take care everyone of u actors..its been a gud 30 min..wish it was hr.long...love this show! GODBLESS U ALL N KEEP UP THA GUD WRK

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Just wanted to say how emotional Bold and the Beautiful has been these past few weeks. Very believable and wonderful acting because I really thought she might be dying in real life. Glad it is only make believe but very sorry to see her leave. Have fun and enjoy what ever you will be doing once you leave the show. It has been a pleasure watching the show with you and the other actors all these years. Great show and glad it is only 30 minutes.

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U made me cried today Stephen thanks luv u why? Don't go pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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