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Days of Our Lives' Jay Kenneth Johnson Teases Philip's Return: "He Wants to Take Over"

Jay Kenneth Johnson

Jay Kenneth Johnson is thrilled to be back as Days of Our Lives' well-heeled heir Philip Kiriakis.

He told Soap Opera Digest:

I can't believe it's been nine years. It's great to be back. It's great to be working at DAYS again. The story is going to be really good.

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According to Johnson, when Philip comes back to town, Victor (John Aniston) wonders if he's returned to repair their relationship. Maybe...with a twist! Philip wants the CEO chair, pitting himself against Cousin Xander (Paul Telfer). 

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And Philip's prepared to do what it takes get the big office. Johnson added:

He doesn’t want the company in someone else’s hands. He wants to take over. 

Don't forget to grab the latest issue of SOD, on sale now, for the full scoop!