Network Ten has announced that The Bold and The Beautiful will be coming to Australia to film a string of episodes for the show’s 30th anniversary.
The cast of the world’s most popular soap opera will arrive in Australia in February to film for a week in some of the country’s most iconic locations.
The episodes will air in Australia in May.
Cast members making the trip to Oz include Scott Clifton (Liam), Don Diamont (Bill), Thorsten Kaye (Ridge), Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke), John McCook (Eric), Rena Sofer (Quinn), Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy), and Australia’s own Ashleigh Brewer, who plays Ivy on Bold but is probably best known to Aussie viewers as the doomed Kate Ramsay on Neighbours.
(No, we don’t know who that guy playing Ridge is either, but apparently Ronn Moss left in 2012.)
Bradley Bell, the executive producer and head writer of The Bold and The Beautiful, says the cast and crew are excited to be returning to Oz after last filming an episode here nine years ago.
“This will be an epic celebration for our fans around the world,” he says. “We are preparing to film the most glamorous location shoot in soap opera history. Collaborating with Qantas, Network Ten and CBS, viewers will witness romance, high style, jaw-dropping twists, harrowing stunts and major cliffhangers, all hallmarks of The Bold and The Beautiful.”
While the cast and crew will travel to a number of locations around Australia for filming, only one opportunity to meet the stars has been announced — and it’s in Sydney.
Angela Bishop will host a Q&A with the stars of The Bold and The Beautiful at Parramatta Riverside Theatre on Sunday 12 February; tickets can be purchased at riversideparramatta.com.au.
Watch the announcement above!