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Soaps Spoilers’ Days of our Lives comings and goings 2021 reveal which actors will appear on the NBC soap, which are leaving, and which of them have changed their contract status.  

Who is leaving Days of our Lives in 2021? Who is returning to Days?

Take a look at the past comings and goings.

Check out this Day of Days 2021 promo of what’s coming this winter!

To read the upcoming storyline spoilers for Days of our Lives’ comings and goings, check out Days’ spoilers section.

Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean

Expect AJ McLean to appear as a prison transport officer on DOOL the week of November 29. Camila Banus had a photo taken with him, and he was on Instagram telling fans that he and his grandmother used to watch Days of our Lives when he was growing up. The singer/actor, AJ McLean reported in a video on Instagram,  “Oh my God, I’m freaking out,”  about his new role. He fondly remembered his grandmother, saying, “I hope I made you proud, Grandma.”

Christopher Matthew Cook

Christopher Matthew Cook comes to Days of our Lives the week of November 29. He will portray a prison employee who works with AJ McLean’s character.

Greg Vaughan

Greg Vaughan returns to Days of our Lives this winter. Viewers haven’t seen Eric Brady since July, when he and Nicole said goodbye before he returned to Africa. Spoilers: Watch this video promo to find out the reason behind his return, which aired during Day of Days 2021. 

Kyle Lowder

Kyle Lowder returns to Days this winter as Rex Brady. Rex was last seen in March 2021 and according to Kristen, was sent on a Doctors Without Borders mission where he hasn’t had access to telephones. There is no word on his first airdate yet.

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Nash Gunderson

Nash Gunderson will be portraying Henry Horton, Allie’s son, starting November 23.

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Ali Sweeney

Ali Sweeney will be returning to Days of our Lives as Sami Brady DiMera on November 19. Have a peek at the spoilers about her scenes from Days’ November sweeps. If folks have forgotten what happened to Sami, here is a collage of her being kidnapped from someone. Let SoapsSpoilers know who you think kidnapped Sami in our comments.

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James Read

James Read confirmed to be back to Days of our Lives portraying Clyde, something the new cast photo on the NBC Days Twitter page. Clyde remains in prison currently, revealed ahead to schedule. There is no word on what will come for his character or when we end up seeing him on our screens.

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Greg Rikaart

Greg Rikaart is returning to Days, this is confirmed. He as well was in the cast photo from the Days‘ anniversary party. The actor was last seen playing Leo Stark in Beyond Salem, and could be making his way to Salem once again or in the new Christmas special, A Very Salem Christmas. Take a look at the image and see who else you can spot.

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Eileen Davidson

Eileen Davidson will make a guest appearance on Days of our Lives coming up this November 12 and November 15. Not to worry, this does not mean that Stacy Haiduk is out. Haiduk will be back this week to portray Susan Banks and Kristen DiMera on November 12. Since they used Davidson in Beyond Salem, this is likely a similar type of appearance. SPOILER: Satan will turn into Kristen DiMera with Davidson playing the part for a bit of a fun throwback.

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Marla Gibbs

Marla Gibbs is back in Salem as Olivia Price for Abe and Paulina’s wedding. Days’ November sweeps shares a few tidbits about what’s going down around the time of the wedding. Check it out to see if Paulina’s big secret will come out.

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Vincent Irizarry

Days of our Lives is bringing Vincent Irizarry back to the show for the Halloween episode, November 1. Irizarry played Deimos Kiriakis and was accidentally stabbed to death by Nicole in June 2017.

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Blake Berris

Blake Berris returns to Days as Nick Fallon as a part of the Halloween November 1 episode when MarDevil brings villainous Salemites back from the dead to wreak havoc on Salemites. Last we saw Nick, he was killed by Gabi in May 2014.

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Mike Manning

Days of our Lives has Mike Manning returning to Salem as Charlie Dale for the Halloween episode on October 31 and November 1. Here’s a little greeting from the actor’s Twitter page. As folks will remember, Charlie was killed off by Jan Spears in May.

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Richard Stevens

Jake’s associate from Philadelphia, Carmine (Richard Stevens) turns up in Salem this week, which (spoiler) spells trouble for Abe. The actor will be leaving on November 2. Check the Days spoilers for the reason behind his departure.

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