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Greg Vaughan is Leaving 'Days of Our Lives' After Eight Years

Greg Vaughan is saying goodbye to Days of Our Lives.

The 47-year-old actor, who plays Eric Brady, announced on Wednesday (July 22) that he is leaving the NBC soap opera.

“I’ve finished my reign at Days,” Greg said during his interview on the podcast That’s Awesome! With Steve and Bradford.

Back in November 2019, it was reported that the entire Days cast was released from their contracts as a cost-cutting measure, just a few months before NBC renewed the show.

“I’m taking a break, if you will. Days was going through a renewal negotiation and not knowing where they were going to go,” Greg added, while also mentioning that he felt his time on the daytime drama “was coming to an end, anyway.”

Greg joined Days eight years ago back in 2012. In 2018, he won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series at the Daytime Emmy Awards.

He currently plays Calvin on OWN’s Queen Sugar.

Just a few days before, this Days actress shocked fans when she announced she was leaving the soap after neatly four decades.

Kristian Alfonso Explains Why She Left 'Days of Our Lives'

Kristian Alfonso is explaining her departure from Days of Our Lives.

The NBC daytime drama star, who appeared on the show for 37 years, shocked fans when she announced she was leaving the show earlier in July.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Kristian explained her decision.

She revealed that she was contemplating leaving for years, but was triggered by a plan for her character Hope Williams Brady being written off for about four to five months before coming back with a storyline with a Navy Seal.

“And at that moment I thought to myself, you know what, it’s time for a change, and it was the perfect moment to make that decision. I was taken aback when he said that they wanted, he and [co-EP] Albert [Alarr] wanted to take me off camera for four to five months. It was not something that had ever been discussed but that’s what it was…I just thought, you know what, it’s time to really write a new chapter. I’ve had an incredible run there,” she said.

She also said she does not know if her character will be written off, since she left before the end of her original storyline was filmed due to the pandemic.

“In the storyline, I still have scripts that were supposed to be shot. Of course, everything is being probably rewritten because of COVID and guidelines that they have to adhere to. But that was not supposed to be the end.”

As for what’s next, she said she’s “been getting calls and some interest on some projects.”

'Days Of Our Lives' Cast Released From Their Contracts, Prompting Speculation Show May Be Ending

Is Days of Our Lives ending on NBC after over five decades on the air?!

TV Line is reporting that the entire cast has been released from their contracts and the show will be going on an indefinite hiatus at the end of November. Since the show films about eight months in advance, there are enough new episodes to last until Summer 2020.

The report also suggested that NBC would like to bring the show back but ratings are slipping for the show, which first debuted in 1965.

“All indications are that NBC would like to keep the show going,” the source said.

This news comes just a few weeks after legendary Days of Our Lives star John Clarke passed away.