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Did Dena Higley Cost Popular Hunk His Job at DAYS?!

In the Feb. 1 issue of Soap Opera Digest, Mark Hapka (Nathan) reveals even more particulars about his shocking dismissal from Days of Our Lives. According to the hunk, who repped for the next generation of the soap's beloved Horton clan, co-executive producer Gary Tomlin gave him the news he was being canned, but said it was a "writing thing".


"[Gary Tomlin, co-executive producer] told me that it was a writing thing, so I'm led to believe either I or my character wasn't really liked and once that's embedded into your writer, there's really not much you can do."

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Well, if it's any consolation to Hapka, the fans of Days of Our Lives don't like head writer Dena Higley, but there really isn't much we can do about that either. For more from Hapka, pick up this week's Soap Opera Digest.