Kiara Barnes Is Leaving Bold And The Beautiful

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Kiara Barnes is set to complete her time as Zoe Buckingham on The Bold and the Beautiful. According to Deadline, the actress has been cast as the sweet but shrewd Ruby Okoro on Fox’s reboot of Fantasy Island.

“Soooo… the cat is officially out of the bag!” Barnes shared on social media. “I’m so excited to be joining the cast for Fantasy Island on Fox!!! I’m so grateful for everyone who made this possible. Dreams really do come true.”

Word has it that the role of Ruby will be a series regular, meaning that Barnes will become a familiar face on prime-time television. As Okoro, she will play one of the island’s only inhabitants and will interact with new guests each week. It sounds like the actress had been hoping for this kind of exposure.

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“Continue to believe, and you will receive”, she added, instilling hope for other young actors and actresses. “Cheers to a new adventure!”

This won’t come as a huge surprise to savvy B&B viewers.

Having portrayed the impish vixen Zoe on B&B for over two years, it is said that Barnes will wrap up her last day on set soon. Will Zoe head back to England, or will her desperation to win back Carter lead to an abrupt end? We’ll have to keep watching to find out!

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