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When is Arianne Zucker leaving as Nicole on Days of our Lives?

Arianne Zucker as Nicole on Days of our Lives
Arianne’s time as Nicole is ending soon. Pic credit: Peacock

It’s almost the end of the road for Arianne Zucker as Nicole on Days of our Lives.

The actress has played Nicole for over 25 years on the hit Peacock soap.

Arianne originated the role back in 1998, quickly becoming a fan favorite.

Sadly, news broke earlier this year that Arianne was no longer with Days.

This came after it was revealed Arianne filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Days of our Lives executive producer Ken Corday and former executive producer Albert Alarr.

Now that a couple of months have passed, Days fans can’t help but wonder when Arianne will air her final episode as Nicole.

Let’s take a look at what we know.

When is Arianne Zucker leaving as Nicole on Days of our Lives?

Arianne shared during her live press conference about the lawsuit that her contract with Days of Our Lives ended at the beginning of this year. Although she didn’t reveal if or when she wrapped up filming on the hit Peacock soap, she did admit she had exited the show.

Based on the time frame, Arianne will likely be on-screen as Nicole until July or August. It all depends on when she filmed her last episode.

Days has a very advanced filming schedule, shooting episodes six to eight months in advance. There’s a chance the exit will happen amid July sweeps, which would be the perfect time for the baby switch story to wrap up.

As Monsters and Critics previously reported, insiders have spilled that Arianne was still around to film the scenes where Nicole learns Jude is really her son, exposing Sloan (Jessica Serfaty).

Arianne’s exit as Nicole will be here before we know it, which has fans buzzing about one hot topic surrounding the character.

Will Nicole be recast on Days?

Having Arianne leave as Nicole also raises the question of whether the character will be recast. It would be hard to imagine another actress in the role of Nicole, but it is the soap world, and that happens all the time.

Unfortunately for fans, the character may be recast sooner rather than later. The baby switch being exposed certainly winds down one story for Nicole and gives the perfect opportunity to write her out.

Nicole could leave town with Jude only to return later with a new face. Then again, Nicole could be recast immediately because there is also Holly (Ashley Puzemis) to consider.

Would Nicole really leave her teen daughter alone in Salem after everything she has been through?

Perhaps Eric (Greg Vaughan) would take in Holly to allow Nicole time to bond with Jude.

Only time will tell. We do know that Arianne Zucker is leaving as Nicole, and there are still a lot of unanswered questions.

Keep checking back with Monsters and Critics to find out those answers and more as Arianne’s exit nears.

Days of our Lives airs weekdays on Peacock.

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Roseann Knutti
Roseann Knutti
2 months ago

I for one am upset that Arianne Zucker is leaving Days. I started watching because of her. Days should do whatever they have to, to make a mends with her & Settle The lawsuit & renew her contract. She is so important to the show & letting her go is a really bad move.
I look forward to seeing her on screen all the time. Days will not be the same without her.

Julie
Julie
1 month ago
Reply to  Roseann Knutti

I agree with you 100 percent

Terry
Terry
2 months ago

It is a dam shame that working on the set for Days of our Lives for over 25 years as Nicole she has to leave a job she loves in such a manner because of being sexually harassed! ARIANNA deserves to keep her job, she has mastered her skill and gives 💯 percent to bring her character to life on the screen! We as fans need to take a stand because she is one of our favorites!!

Cindy addison
Cindy addison
2 months ago

I don’t want her to leave ! A replacement noway keep Nicole !

Brenda
Brenda
2 months ago

Arianne Zuker can’t leave the show she is loved and a great actress she playes the perfect part.

Elaine Monchak
Elaine Monchak
2 months ago

Her contrsct NEEDS TO BE RENEWED WITH MORE MONEY OFFERED. CORDAY. YOU DISRESPECTED Ari and others. Bring her back.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.
2 months ago

I will miss Arianne ! She was great as Nicole, l wish her happiness and good wishes only.

Margaret Collinet
Margaret Collinet
2 months ago

I don’t understand firing someone for reporting being sexually harassed!! First, believe the victim! I hope there has been a trial. Please let us know if this can be straightened out. If the person accused was fired, that says something! This leaves a bad taste in my mouth. ” Me Too”.

PJMB
PJMB
26 days ago

She was most likely fired because of the lawsuit, not the claims of sexual harrasssment. I don’t know any company that will keep a person in their job if that person is suing them.

Mary jo
Mary jo
2 months ago

Sad to see her go

Gina
Gina
2 months ago

Ughhh cannot imagine her not being Nicole . The new Teresa is not a fave either. May have to find a new show to watch .

Lauri Lammers
Lauri Lammers
1 month ago

BRING HER BACK!!

JoAnna Connor
JoAnna Connor
1 month ago

Is there not something your fans can do to help you get your job back? Please give me your thoughts.

Jane Townley-Cain
Jane Townley-Cain
25 days ago

Days of Our Lives needs to renew Ari’s contract immediately! She is the best actress on the show and has consistently given Emmy award winning performances in this baby switch storyline! Seriously, what are the powers that be thinking??? She stood up against sexual harassment and so they fire her? It infuriates me and she needs to be brought back. No one else will be accepted in the role that she has played for 25 years!!! PLEASE DO WHAT IS RIGHT DAYS OF OUR LIVES!

BAW
BAW
23 days ago

Please make amends to Arianne Zucker. Nicole is the best. My husband looks forward to watching Days, when she is on. I can’t imagine someone new coming on to be Nicole. So sad!
But we wish her well, and hope to see her again.