• Cast of US super soap arriving in February to shoot multiple episodes
Network Ten has announced the world’s most popular soap opera, The Bold and The Beautiful, is coming to Australia to film a series of celebratory episodes for the program’s 30-year anniversary.
Cast members travelling to Australia for these episodes currently include Scott Clifton (Liam), Don Diamont (Bill), Thorsten Kaye (Ridge), Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke), John McCook (Eric), Rena Sofer (Quinn), Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) and Australia’s Ashleigh Brewer (Ivy), who joined The Bold and The Beautiful in 2014.
>Executive producer and head writer Bradley Bell said it has been almost nine years since they last filmed in Australia and that entire cast and crew are excited to be returning.
Bell said: “This will be an epic celebration for our fans around the world. We are preparing to film the most glamorous location shoot in soap opera history. Collaborating with Qantas, Network Ten and CBS, viewers will witness romance, high style, jaw-dropping twists, harrowing stunts and major cliffhangers, all hallmarks of The Bold and The Beautiful.”
Network Ten chief content officer Beverley McGarvey said: “We are thrilled to be welcoming some of the cast and crew from The Bold and The Beautiful to Australia. In a year when the show is celebrating 30 years on television, it is wonderful that they will film in some of Australia’s most iconic locations, showcasing our beautiful country to the world.”
Fans of the multi-award winning series will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close with their favourite soap stars at an exclusive event on Sunday 12 February. Network Ten’s Entertainment Reporter Angela Bishop will host a live Q&A on stage with the stars of The Bold and The Beautiful at Parramatta Riverside Theatre.
Tickets to this exclusive event can be purchased at here or by calling their box office on 02 8839 3399.
The Bold and The Beautiful celebrates its 30 year anniversary this year, and the ever-popular and enduring soap is broadcast in over 100 countries around the world. Guinness World Records names the series as the most popular daytime television soap opera globally, with an estimated audience of more than 30 million people per episode.
In 2015, Network Ten signed a historic lifetime programming deal for the drama to remain exclusively on TEN for the entire run of the series.
TEN aired the premiere episode of The Bold and The Beautiful on November 23 1987 and has been the Australian home of the series ever since.
Watch video announcement with cast here.