The Bold and the Beautiful is primed to bring us another shocking, romantic, and off-the-wall year on the soap in 2024. However, some of the actors we've come to love will not be continuing on with the program as a part of the main cast since they made their exits in 2023--Darin Brooks as Wyatt Spencer and Krista Allen as Dr. Taylor Hayes. But who is still a part of the cast and who are the new additions/returning actors we can look forward to seeing this year?
Here's a quick rundown of the main and recurring cast before we launch into a deeper focus on the characters and actors who could make an appearance in 2024.
Bold and the Beautiful cast 2024
- John McCook as Eric Forrester
- Katherine Kelly Lang as Brooke Logan
- Thorsten Kaye as Ridge Forrester
- Jacqueline McInnes Wood as Stephanie 'Steffy' Forrester
- Annika Noelle as Hope Logan
- Scott Clifton as Liam Spencer
- Matthew Atkinson as Thomas Forrester
- Tanner Novlan as Dr. John 'Finn' Finnegan
- Don Diamont as Bill Spencer
- Kimberlin Brown as Sheila Carter
- Sean Kanan as Deacon Sharpe
- Lawrence Saint-Victor as Carter Walton
- Joshua Hoffman as Ridge Forrester, Jr.
- Delon De Metz as Zende Forrester
- Jennifer Gareis as Donna Logan
- Heather Tom as Katie Logan
- Naomi Matsuda as Dr. Li Finnegan
- Lisa Yamada as Luna Nozawa
- Romy Park as Penelope 'Poppy' Nozawa
Actors returning in 2024
Darin Brooks as Wyatt Spencer
Surprisingly, we didn't have to wait a long time to see Darin Brooks back on our screens since his announcement that he was departing the soap. He'll be returning to The Bold and the Beautiful on Wednesday, Jan. 17. The episode is partly about Bill and Poppy's upcoming date, so he'll likely either be learning about his father's blossoming romance or teasing him about it. There's been no word on if this means we can anticipate Wyatt sticking around for a little bit.
Adain Bradley as Xander Avant
The Bold and the Beautiful closed out 2023 with the return of Adain Bradley in the role of Xander Avant. He's the cousin of Maya Avant, a former model at Forrester Creations who was once married to Rick Forrester and shares a daughter, Lizzie, with him.
Xander got mixed up in Thomas' scheme to keep it hidden that Steffy was raising Hope and Liam's child, Beth, who they all had thought was dead. He'd been threatened into silence and was later fired for his part in not letting the truth come to light. Now the character is back, stirring up trouble for Thomas with his accusation that he's directly responsible for Emma Barber's death and that it was murder.
At the moment, it seems that Bradley was brought in for this storyline. We'll keep you posted on whether Xander will be sticking around once this plot plays out in full.
Legacy actors likely to return
Ashley Jones as Dr. Bridget Forrester and Winsor Harmon as Thorne Forrester
Two of Eric's children that pop in and out of the soap--Bridget and Thorne Forrester--made an appearance in the climax of the patriarch's months long storyline involving a life-threatening diagnosis. We'll likely see Ashley Jones reprise her role at some point this year since Eric is making a recovery but has a long road ahead of him. Bridget was one of the doctor's on her father's case and, as he's still in the hospital in January 2024, the writers would be remiss not to have her around when he does get to go home.
As for Winsor Harmon, his return is up in the air. While it would make sense for Thorne to at least pay his father a visit before he heads out, given how involved he was in the plot centered on whether to go forward with the experimental procedure to save Eric, the soap doesn't always circle back. Hopefully, it does because we'd love to see Harmon have a scene with John McCook. Thorne and Eric so rarely have moments together.