Soaps Scoop: Axed Y&R Star Eileen Davidson Returning to Days of Our Lives

It’s official: Eileen Davidson is headed back to Days of Our Lives.

The suds vet will reprise her role on the NBC soap as Kristen Blake, (erstwhile) Big Bad Stefano DiMera’s foster daughter, TVLine has confirmed. Her return is set to begin airing on Oct. 11.

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The Hollywood Reporter first reported the casting news.

Davidson’s villainous alter-ego — and her alter’s many alters — were last seen on Days in 1998 when she was presumed dead via drowning. However, in true soap fashion, Kristen had actually been stranded on an island.

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The actress’ return to Salem comes on the heels of her shocking ouster from CBS’ The Young and the Restless, where she has portrayed Genoa City’s beloved Ashley Abbott on and off since 1982.

Are you excited to see Davidson — and possibly her abundance of kooky characters — back on Days? Let us know about it in the comments!

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