Okay, this one came out of nowhere! Entertainment Weekly is reporting Ronn Moss is vacating the role of Ridge Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful.
Apparently Moss' exit comes amid tense contract negotiations. A rep for B&B confirmed the actor's exit stating:
“Ronn has spent an amazing 25 years with B&B,” a rep for Bell Phillip said in a statement. “We will always consider him family, and we wish him only the best in all of his future endeavors.”
I cannot imagine B&B without Ridge Forrester. The majority of frontburner storylines during the show's quarter of a century on the air have centered on the fashion scion played by Moss since 1987. Of course that all changed this past season when the show refocused itself around a triangle centered on Scott Clifton's Liam Spencer as the object of two women's affections. Here's hoping this move doesn't prove catastrophic for the internationally popular soap opera.