Original Cast Member Ronn Moss Leaving "The Bold And The Beautiful" After 25 Years

Ronn Moss

I've never been much of a daytime soap opera viewer, but one show I am quite familiar with is CBS' The Bold And The Beautiful. My mom has watched the show regularly for most of its run, and I've thus been exposed to many of the twists and turns in the sordid lives of the Forrester and Logan clans. Which makes today's news all the more surprising to me.

Ronn Moss, who's played go-to fashion designer and/or Forrester Creations boss Ridge Forrester since the very first episode of B&B way back in 1987, will be unceremoniously exiting the series after being a consistent regular for over two decades. Moss is a member of the "core four" group of original cast members that have remained with the soap since day one. The other three are of course Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke), Susan Flannery (Stephanie), and John McCook (Eric).

The exact reasons behind Moss' departure are still unclear, but industry sources say that the cause is (surprise, surprise) a salary dispute. I would personally question why an actor would leave a steady decades long gig over money when he's already most likely a multi-millionaire, but then I guess that's why I'm not a Hollywood star.

Moss is scheduled to shoot Ridge's final scenes on August 14th, with his last episode set to air at some point in September. Normally, I'd wonder if the soap would simply recast the character, but I find that prospect highly unlikely in this case. There is no way fans would accept a new actor in the role after 25 years. Moss is way too synonymous with the show.

Do you watch The Bold and The Beautiful? Will you be sad to see Ridge Forrester go?


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Written by: msd85
Aug 11th, 2012, 10:58 pm


Message Posted On Feb 10th, 2014, 6:50 pm
Personally, I think a little new energy is a must for B&B. Ron became too egotistical and less romantic. This new Ridge is a very sexy understated leading man. He is more than just a pretty boy. I like him. He turns me on more than Ron. I do wish the writers would do more with Hope. I am so sick of her merry-go-round with Liam. Her acting is questionable. I want to slap her up side of the head everytime she turns on the Logan clan tears. Brook cries at the drop of a hat and Hope seems to be following in her foot steps. Get it together. Strong, independent women do not use their tears to get their way. It is hard to believe these women are leaders.

Message Posted On Jan 7th, 2014, 11:55 am
The Bold and the Beautiful have the nerves to cast a different Ridge after twenty five (25) years. It's boring and less charming! I also often wondered why the writers produce so much "INCEST"?

Message Posted On Mar 4th, 2013, 12:11 pm
I have to say, I really miss Ridge....! Please bring him back!

Message Posted On Feb 26th, 2013, 1:57 pm
Come back Ridge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Message Posted On Feb 1st, 2013, 2:11 pm
Not sorry to hae him gone. Was getting a little too cocky with his attitude. Way too controlling. Bold and the Beautiful needs some new writers to make the show more interesting. Now that they have lost two of their main long time cast members they need to do some serious writting and story plots. I really don't care if I watch it after work each night or not, but does break up the HGTV schedule a little.

Message Posted On Jan 31st, 2013, 5:05 pm
Ridge is the man the bold and beautiful not shit no more without older actor

Message Posted On Jan 24th, 2013, 4:34 am
They should bring him back! It's not the same without him. Brooke is lost now, no real role. They could be the next" Eric and Stephanie"

Message Posted On Oct 29th, 2012, 6:12 pm
I can't believe that ridge will be gone for good that's my man he an brook is a perfect match . I love this soap so much I would tape it just the watch an epsoid more than once I have been watching it since it aired I will miss you ridge for my sake plzs stay the show won't be the same with out regards to ridge.jc

Message Posted On Oct 25th, 2012, 9:31 am
I have watched this show since day one. If Ronn Moss has to leave it should be done with him and Brooke still together,the writers have this line all wrong, please some how put them back don't start Brooke with some stupid story lines.The show is starting too fall apart and I would not want that to happen. anonymous

Message Posted On Aug 13th, 2012, 1:27 am
a big shock, yes will miss seeing ronn as ridge,but I am very happy for him and wish him all the best of luck in whatever he may or will be going to do. he is stuck with me as a proud supporter!! So Ronn GO MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE!!!!
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