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Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Stephen Nichols Breaks Silence On DOOL Exit

Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Stephen Nichols Breaks Silence On DOOL ExitDays of Our Lives actor Stephen Nichols is opening up about his departure from the daytime television show. For a lot of fans, the news came as a shock as Stephen has been on the show for years and has long been a fan favorite. He is best known for his role as Steven Johnson.

Apparently, Stephen is leaving because of his contract negotiations with the show’s producers fell through. In addition, he’s made it no secret that he hasn’t been happy on the set of the soap for a very long time. And now Stephen is opening up about why he’s leaving the show.

He shared a note on his social media accounts and tagged his co-star May Beth Evans and added his own signature to it, too.

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He started off by saying, “For me, Days of Our Lives is home and I want to be there … I love the people, I love Steven Earl Johnson and I love what Mary Beth and I have been able to create together. I was excited to see what this new team would bring for us and for all of Salem. I’ve been in this business long enough to understand the rotation of stories, and I get that we can’t always be at the forefront.”

Stephen adds that his disappointment mostly stems from the lack of his character’s storyline this year, despite the fact that he’s been working so hard to make something happen. Regardless of his issues with the show though, Stephen says he’s still thankful for all the years that he has spent on Days of Our Lives.

He continued, “I’m so grateful for that. And I know that there are still years of Steve and Kayla’s story left to be told. I hope we get to tell that story. Your unwavering support tells me you hope that too. Thank you and much love, Stephen.”

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For me, Days of Our Lives is home and I want to be there … I love the people, I love Steven Earl Johnson and I love what Mary Beth and I have been able to create together. I was excited to see what this new team would bring for us and for all of Salem. I’ve been in this business long enough to understand the rotation of stories, and I get that we can’t always be at the forefront. And despite my disappointment in the lack of story this past year, I’ve always worked hard and we’ve always tried to find the moments in whatever we’ve been given. I think we did that. Whenever I see a scene or montage you guys post, I am so touched and I remember just how much story we told for so many years and how rich it was. I’m so grateful for that. And I know that there are still years of Steve and Kayla’s story left to be told. I hope we get to tell that story. Your unwavering support tells me you hope that too. Thank you and much love, Stephen #Days @marybeth.evans #patchandkaylaforever

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