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‘BATB’ Stars Visit South Africa

Three stars from “The Bold and the Beautiful” -- Karla Mosley (Maya), Heather Tom (Katie) and Jacob Young (Rick) -- are heading to South Africa from Oct. 21-26 on a publicity tour to Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Bradley Bell, executive producer and head writer of the show, stated: “I’m so thankful that after 30 years, our South African viewers and our broadcaster, SABC3, remain an integral part of our extended television family. To celebrate this occasion, we’re sending Karla, Heather and Jacob in person to convey our warm greetings and gratitude to our fans.”

The visit of the “B&B” actors coincides with the new “B&B” Saturday morning omnibus broadcast, which started on SABC3 on Oct. 14. SABC3 executive Aisha Mohamed stated, “It gives us great pleasure to welcome the ‘B&B’ crew to South Africa. We look forward to hosting you.”

Mosley, Tom and Young will host a private event featuring an interactive karaoke session alongside prominent South African celebrities, as well as meet-and-greets with contest winners. The actors will also make appearances at Mall of Africa and at Maponya Mall, both in Johannesburg. Also scheduled are visits to Table Mountain, Soweto and many cultural heritage and entertainment sites.

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On Oct. 19, Danny Woodburn, known for his role of Mickey Abbott on the hit series “Seinfeld,” makes a guest appearance on “The Bold and the Beautiful” as Ken. Ken is a not-so-trustworthy computer whiz hired by Bill Spencer (Don Diamont) to break into the Spencer Publications’ computer system to erase proof that Bill was behind the torching of the Spectra building, along with any other incriminating evidence against him. This isn’t Woodburn’s first soap stint. He played the elf “Demon” on “Passions” from 2007-2008, and also appeared on a long list of prime-time series including “Charmed,” “Conan,” “Special Unit 2,” “Baywatch” and “Cash & Bernstein.”

In other news from “The Bold and the Beautiful,” Rena Sofer (Quinn) took to Instagram to reveal that she is recovering from a broken ankle suffered while she was playing tennis -- not just a sprain, as she’d originally thought. In the photo she posted, Sofer is holding two of her three dogs, who she said have been a great source of comfort, having not left her side since the break happened in late September.

The big news from “Days of our Lives” is the departure of Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker), who joined the show in 1998. Her last air date is Oct. 20. In the storyline, as of this writing, Nicole’s decision to leave town was the result of being blackmailed by Brady (Eric Martslof), who threatened to have her sent to prison for murdering Deimos. So, after breaking up with a heartbroken Eric (Greg Vaughan), Nicole leaves Salem with her daughter, Holly. Zucker did reveal that the door is open should she ever want to return to “Days.” In the meantime, she will be looking into other opportunities and spending time with her 7-year-old daughter, Isabella.

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