Is Drake Hogestyn on the Way Out of Days of Our Lives?

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The Days of Our Lives message boards are lighting up over the possibility that the show has fired long-time star Drake Hogestyn.

But for now, it's unconfirmed.

"I haven't heard that rumor," said a baffled Peter Reckell. "I can't say this is true."

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One piece of gossip says new co-Executive Producer Ed Scott addressed the cast and crew recently, saying how excited he was to have come on board, but added ominously: "If you pout, you are out."

Along those lines, Hogestyn has made no secret of his frustration with the lack of story Days of Our Lives has given him this year, saying at his June 2nd fan event: "I've got six months left on my contract. At some point everybody is going to leave the show."

Considering Hogestyn's popularity with cast, crew and fans, no one can believe they would actually kill John for real.

"I have no answers except to say how much I absolutely love Drake," said Alison Sweeney. "What a wonderful addition he is to the show. He started way before me, so we worked together for 15 years. I love him dearly, like a father."

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Days of Our Lives Quotes

Nicole: [walking through house in towel] I know I left my flip flops in here somewhere.
Scooter: [whistles] Looking for these?
Nicole: Get out of here!
Scooter: Oh come on, Misty baby. I just came over here to borrow a cup of sugar.
Nicole: Don't call me that.
Scooter: You're all the sugar that I need. Bridgette, I saw Freddie leave with the kids. It's just the two of us. ANd I love what you're wearing.
Nicole: I told you, I am so not interested.
Scooter: Don't worry about anyone finding out. It'll just be our little secret.
Nicole: Like hell!
Scooter: You say one word to the wife and I'll blow the whistle on who you used to be.
Nicole: You know, I was forced into porn, okay, and that was like, 20 years ago. My husband understands. No one else is gonna care.
Scooter: Oh, I'm not talkin' about Misty Circle, porno queen. I'm talkin' about Nicole Walker. Kidnapper, fugitive from justice. Yep, that's right. I know your real secret.

You of all people should know a lie when you hear one.