‘Day of Our Lives’ Star Kate Mansi to Leave Show

Kate Mansi Days of Our Lives
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Kate Mansi, who plays Abigail Deveraux on “Days of Our Lives,” is leaving the soap.

The actress announced her departure Wednesday on Instagram, after much speculation. “I’ve kept quiet as long as I could, but since it seems news has leaked, I feel I owe it to you all to set the record straight,” Mansi wrote.

She continued: “After much thought, I’ve decided the timing was right for me to set sail from Salem. I must say that I have thoroughly enjoyed every single beautiful and messy moment of being Abigail, and will always treasure our time together. I want to be very clear in saying that this was not a decision I took lightly. It was important for me to see Abigail through the most recent storyline, as well as through the show’s historic 50th anniversary celebration. I can confidently say that I poured everything I had into Abigail, especially this last year, and cannot wait for you to see what’s coming! I also want to express how very proud I am to have had the privilege of being a part of this incredibly hard-working daytime community for the past five years. I am grateful beyond measure to the DOOL family, which I feel extends beyond our set, to you, the amazing, and unwavering fans. I thank you for all the support and love you’ve shown Abigail and me.”

Though she did not specifically cite a reason for leaving the show, the actress alluded to the future, writing, “Stay tuned! I promise you, you won’t want to miss what’s coming.”

No word yet if NBC has plans to re-cast the fan-favorite character, or if the show will go on without Abigail.

Mansi joined the show in 2011, which marked her first major acting gig. Mansi’s casting was the first re-cast for the character Abigail, who previously was portrayed by “Pretty Little Liars” star Ashley Benson.

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  1. Debbie Premo says:

    You have to return! I can’t get into the new Abigail! It’s not the same! I’m sure she’s a wonderful person but I can’t get into the character! Praying for your return ❤️

  2. Lynda Wilburn says:

    I was just getting ready to email Dool about, getting Belle and Shawn back together when i see their getting axed. Just sad no original couples are together anymore. Only Doug and Julie and their not regulars anymore. Hope and Bo now he’s killed off. Thought maybe Shawn and Belle could of been the next stay together couple.Another Tom and Alice, No one on the show has any family morals anymore.The show has really gotten boring the past few months. Sad that Sammy, Daniel, Eric and now Abbey is leaving. I just don’t know where Days is going these days.been a fan since 1970 s.

  3. M Pu says:

    A lot of good actors have left DOOL! I think the roles should be recasted.I am losing interest in the show after watching it for 30yrs!

  4. Dale Chapman says:

    I hate to see Kate go she is such a great actress if the main stars keep leaving you rate will go down & you will lose people watching your show.You have men & women watching.

  5. katiemonaghan says:

    Serial Scoop announced her departure on Monday.

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