Is Thorsten Kaye Leaving Bold & Beautiful as Ridge? Here’s the Answer

Maybe you’ve heard: The more interesting the rumor, the faster it spreads — spirit the longer it keeps circulating. Which might explain why even now, years after a Q&A sparked fears that Thorsten Kaye might be leaving The Bold and the Beautifulfans continue to wonder whether he’s on his way out as Ridge.

“People keep bringing up this interview from two or three years ago that he wants to take a break,” supervising producer Casey Kasprzyk marveled during a recent edition of Bold Live!

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But that interview is in the distant past and has nothing whatsoever to do with the present — or the future. “[Kaye’s] working,” Kasprzyk said simply. “Thorsten is going nowhere.” It’s a good thing that he isn’t, too, considering that he is up to his eyebrows in storyline with leading ladies Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) and Krista Allen (Taylor). And even if Ridge were to choose once and for all between his wives, let’s be real: It would be more like “once and for all… for now.”

Kaye joined the CBS soap back in 2013 as a replacement for original cast member Ronn Moss, bringing new depth (if no greater decisiveness!) to Ridge. That he would rise to the challenge of making the role his own wasn’t even a question, considering that the actor had already proven himself on one soap (All My Children) after another (Port Charles) after another (One Life to Live).

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