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Days of our Lives star Arianne Zucker reveals a ‘disservice’ was done to fans as Nicole’s exit looms

Arianne Zucker as Nicole on Days
Nicole won’t be in Salem much longer. Pic credit: Peacock

Arianne Zucker will exit the role of Nicole Walker on Days of our Lives in just a few weeks.

Last winter, news broke Arianne had filed a lawsuit against Days executive producer Ken Corday, Corday Productions, and Albert Alarr for sexual harassment.

Less than a week later, Arianne confirmed she was no longer filming the hit Peacock soap, alluding to being fired for standing up for herself.

Since Days of our Lives films so far in advance, Nicole has remained on-screen, but Arianne will take her final bow as Nicole during July sweeps.

This week, Arianne opened up about Nicole’s exit while keeping the event details close to the vest.

Unfortunately for Days fans, it doesn’t sound like we are getting the ending we deserve.

Days of our Lives star Arianne Zucker reveals a ‘disservice’ was done to fans as Nicole’s exit looms

Arianne appeared on the podcast Miss Understood to chat with host Rachel Uchitel. The actress addressed many hot topics during her interview, including her exit, admitting things happened very quickly.

That means the writers threw something together to send off Nicole because of the backstage drama to get the character off the canvas.

“So, in that regard, I think they did a lot of disservice to the two characters that people have wanted together for a long time. And I think it did a disservice to the one that she was with at the time also,” Arianne expressed.

Fans shouldn’t expect Nicole and Eric (Greg Vaughan) to ride off into the sunset with Baby Jude.

“But that’s the investment, that’s the choice of the writer, and if the writer chooses, the head writer, if he chooses not to write that, you’re just not going to get that storyline,” she shared, adding, “To a degree, it was fine. It was fine. So, the fans can look forward to that.”

Arianne reiterated that she believes her final air date as Nicole will be Monday, July 29, but she also stated that the Days could have changed the date without her knowing.

Will Nicole die on Days of our Lives?

While she gave no details on her exit, Arianne confirmed that Nicole did not die on the show.

“I will not say how I leave the show. I do respect that we don’t want to share that. We want the fans to be excited and enticed,” Arianne said.

Nicole likely leaves town after finding out Eric, not EJ (Dan Feuerriegel), is Jude’s father. That leaves the door open to recast the character at some point because we know Arianne won’t be back.

However, if that’s the case and Nicole leaves, we have to wonder what will happen to Holly (Ashley Puzemis), who is in the Salem teen scene right now. Perhaps Eric sticks around at Nicole’s request so Holly can live with him.

All will be answered in about a month, so be sure to keep tuning in daily to enjoy Arianne Zucker as Nicole before it’s too late.

Days of our Lives airs weekdays on Peacock.

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Beverly
Beverly
22 days ago

I think it’s a shame that Arianne Zucker will not be back on Days. I really loved her character and story line.

Margy
Margy
21 days ago

I’m still at a loss to understand why Arianne was let go! It sounds like she was the victim! Maybe the rule of thumb is that the victim is suppose to just keep quiet. What happened to the “Me To” movement where the victim is supposed to be believed? Grumble! Me too! Margy

Connie Staser
Connie Staser
21 days ago

I wish Arianne could stay or return. She is an awesome actress. If she was being sexually harassed, the person doing show should be let go. Please settle this and bring her back.

Virginia Goodale
Virginia Goodale
21 days ago

This is such bull. I have watch days since the early 70s.
This is not just about Arianne aka Nicole, it’s about sexual abuse on women and any type of abuse that is done because some jerk feels important to himself.
Everyone should be supporting Arianne in this lawsuit and why wasn’t he arrested?
When Arianne leaves, I stop watching Dool.. the peple in charge of DOOL need to start reading the chat groups and they will see that there are a bunch of ppl out there who also intend to boycott days and the creators. They are going to lose much more money than this lawsuit.

Pilar
Pilar
13 days ago

I couldn’t have said it better than you. Ken Corday should be ashamed of himself for comproming his integrity for a pervert who should have been arrested at the hint of sexual impropriety. Corday has tainted and damaged severely the credibility of his parents’ legacy. Shame. Shame. Shame.

Carol
Carol
21 days ago

I have said it before, and I will say it again. The Powers to Be at Days did a great disservice to Ari. We still have the entertainment industry still acting on the “Good old boy” thinking that women are second class citizens and need to be controlled and used and abused. SHAME ON YOU DAYS. Good for Ari standing up for herself and other women. No one should have to work in those conditions and then be penalized by losing her job gor bringing to your attention and mananagement turning a blind ecaye and not really investigating like they should. I am seething with rage over this injustice. Maybe that is why your show was snubbed again in emmy wins. I have always loved the show and stuck we it through some tough times, but this disservice has me seriously not watching any more.

Pilar
Pilar
13 days ago
Reply to  Carol

Amen. Amen. Amen. I agree 100 percent!

Ronald Angelo Jr
Ronald Angelo Jr
21 days ago

Oh so much to say about this. I will say, after that interview on the podcast and thinking back to the Billy Bush interview and with you know who, she’s kinda playing both sides against the middle. It’s okay for o e person to do it but not another? Don’t let the door hit you on the way out Ari. Sorry, not sorry

Margy.
Margy.
1 day ago

It’s interesting how the one comment that’s against Arianne was from a male viewer! The supportive ones were from females (victims as well??). I only know my situation, which involved some abuse. I would think the very LEAST you could do is give her her job back! Now she gets humiliated and punished. Plus she has played her character well for such a long time! Please make it right. Margy