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TV Soap 17 Aug 2020

TV Soap Magazine is Australia’s number 1 magazine for lovers of TV Drama, gossip and glamour. Every issue features exclusive interviews with Australian and international celebrities, sneak previews of upcoming soap episodes, star style with the latest fashion and beauty tips, as well as fantastic competitions and giveaways.

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in this issue

1 min
from the editor

It’s a blockbuster issue, with B&B back in production and shock moves on DAYS, direct from our writers on the ground in the US. The shock news for soap fans is that Kristian Alfonso is leaving Days of Our Lives. We reveal why the soap-opera darling chose to quit after almost 40 years as Hope. Check out our special feature on Bo & Hope, one of DAYS’, if not soaps’, most loved couples. We bring you the latest storyline developments on The Bold and the Beautiful, with a new romance for Steffy, played by the hunky Tanner Novlan as Dr John “Finn” Finnegan, plus what’s coming up for Brooke, Ridge, Shauna, Bill and Katie and the gang. There’s lots going on in local dramas Home and Away, Neighbours and Wentworth, and…

5 min
b&b's new beginning

All those B&B re-runs, featuring Stephanie (Susan Flannery), Ridge (Ronn Moss), Amber (Adrienne Franz), Deacon (Sean Kana) and others have been sent back to the vault! Now, fans of The Bold and the Beautiful finally have new episodes to watch! The show picked up with a recap episode that brought viewers up to speed on what had been going on earlier in the year. While Thomas (Matthew Atkinson) was exposed and left Zoe (Kiara Barnes) at the altar, Liam (Scott Clifton) and Hope (Annika Noelle) were married and are enjoying their newly wed bliss. If any couple deserves a reprieve, it’s certainly Beth’s parents! B&B didn’t waste time addressing one of the fans’ burning questions fans… did Wyatt (Darin Brooks) catch Sally (Courtney Hope) and Dr. Escobar (Monica Ruiz) dragging away Flo’s…

2 min
fake news fake news

ATV news site reported that Melissa Reeves (Jennifer) had been axed from Days of Our Lives. But there was a shocking soap twist! Shortly thereafter, the outlet published a correction, saying that Reeves had not been axed by the show after all. What happened? TVLine, which reported the story, said that due to a mistake, a pre-written story saying that Reeves had been let go was accidentally posted. But why was such a story even written that Reeves was exiting Salem? It all started when a fan reported on Twitter that Reeves had “liked” some posts by political activist and commentator Candace Owens, who has been critical of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement. Perhaps in anticipation that Reeves’ stance might lead to her dismissal from the show (given the current climate), a…

3 min
aisle be damned

“When Will asks if anyone objects, part of Kayla hopes Steve will appear ” There’s no doubt that Steve and the late Adrienne will be Kayla and Justin’s respective eternal soulmates, but as they’ve both slowly recovered from losing them in divorce and death, Kayla and Justin have fallen in love and forged a future together. They are now ready to marry, especially since the bride-to-be believes that Steve has given her his blessing to move on with Justin. What Kayla doesn’t know is that Steve is still desperately and hopelessly in love with her and was planning on asking her to reunite just before he learned of her engagement. As the wedding draws near, it becomes increasingly obvious that their feelings for each other can’t be ignored. Bumping into Steve (Stephen…

3 min
a mother scorned

Ahead of her wedding to Eli, Lani is unnerved to think that she is being watched by someone, but although her fears are eased when two unexpected guests reveal themselves, Lani has no idea that a far more sinister figure lurks in the shadows, stalking her every move. Her archenemy Vivian is back in Salem and secretly plotting to kill her to avenge Lani’s fatal shooting of Vivian’s son, Stefan! Thinking the coast is clear, Lani (Sal Stowers) and Eli (Lamon Archey) begin their wedding, and despite a couple of minor hiccups, when Lani’s mother Tamara (Marilyn McCoo) collapses and Gabi (Camila Banus) interrupts to shoot her mouth off, all goes according to plan until the sound of crashing glass heralds the arrival of Vivian (Louise Sorel) who pulls a gun…

6 min
forever hope

Beloved for nearly 40 years as Hope Williams Brady, Kristian Alfonso recently stunned the soap world when she shared, via social media, that she would not be returning to Days of Our Lives when the show resumes production on 1 September. “Days of Our Lives has been a vital part of both my personal and professional journey,” Alfonso wrote on her Instagram page. “I am forever grateful to NBC and the late [executive producer] Betty Corday, who took a chance on me many years ago and changed my life. “I have built some lifelong friendships with my extraordinarily talented castmates,” the actress said. “DAYS has one of the hardest working crews in all of television, many of whom have become part of my extended family. I feel blessed and honoured to have…