Fans of The Bold and the Beautiful (B&B) tend to bond with certain characters on the show and when the roles are recast, there is usually an adjustment period for viewers. But some characters lose their attraction when a new actor takes over the role. Sometimes, the shoes are just too big to fill and the task of replacing the original actor or actress is too much to overcome. Below are some of the worst recasting decisions made by the producers of the B&B.
12. Thorne Forrester – Windsor Harmon to Ingo Rademacher
In 2017, B&B announced it was replacing Windsor Harmon, who had been playing the role of Thorne Forrester since 1996, with actor Ingo Rademacher. This caused a huge backlash from fans. They were not impressed B&B was swapping out an actor who had played the role for 20 years, with a version of Thorne who seemed to fit Dollar Bill Spencer’s nickname for him, Ridge’s “milquetoast mayonnaise brother.” Fans were even less impressed when reports surfaced this year that Jacob Young (who played Rick Forrester) was let go to accommodate a salary for Rademacher. Viewers are still underwhelmed with the character these days, as he plays Katie Logan (who recently married Thorne after a five-minute courtship) like a fiddle. It remains to be seen if Rademacher will ever grow on viewers.