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 regrettable recasting decisions made by the producers of B&B.
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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 were underwhelmed with the character, who played Katie Logan (who married Thorne after a five-minute courtship) like a fiddle. These days, Rademacher is suing General Hospital and likely won’t be back on daytime television anytime soon!