Jerry Springer to Guest Star On Days of Our Lives

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Jerry Springer
Jer-ry! Jer-ry! Jer-ry!

The audience chant is all too familiar by now. But Jerry Springer, the one-time mayor of Cincinnati and host The Jerry Springer Show and America's Got Talent may now hear it from an entirely new group of viewers.

It has been announced that Springer will guest star on Days of Our Lives July 27. The series is on from 1-2 p.m. in most markets.

In this special summer episode, which tapes July 9, Nick Fallon (Blake Berris) is at a Las Vegas casino trying his luck at a game of blackjack when he meets skillful gambler and high roller in Pete (Springer).

Pete is winning every hand and Nick can't understand where he went wrong. On the verge of bankruptcy, Pete takes Nick under his wing and shows him how to win - and not just at cards, but also the heart of Chelsea Brady (Rachel Melvin).

"In light of the fact that I deal with real life soap operas every day," says Springer, "it's a total thrill to be able to appear on one - particularly of the stature of Days of Our Lives.'"

Springer has hosted, for 16 seasons, the The Jerry Springer Show. As of this summer, he's also handled hosting duties for the #1 program, NBC's America's Got Talent. He also appeared on this past season of the reality smash Dancing with the Stars.

Days of Our Lives is gearing up to celebrate its 42nd year on the air in November, having garnered numerous Emmy Awards as well as multiple Soap Opera Digest and People's Choice Awards.

The show's success derives from its commitment to excellence in writing and storytelling - supported by a diverse ensemble of performers - and an uncanny knack for anticipating viewer interests.

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