There have been rumors spreading that the German-British actor Thorsten Kaye is leaving the CBS show -“The Bold and the Beautiful” behind. Thorsten is best known for portraying the contract role of Ridge Forrester since making his debut on December 13, 2013 after taking the role from Ronn Moss as a recast. The 49 year actor has complained in one of his recent interviews about how difficult it has been for him to travel from New York to Los Angeles because of his work commitment with CBS which is now taking a toll on him, because he has been doing that for the past two years now. He’s almost 50, so traveling that much does not seem appealing to him anymore. It seems like the show will have to start looking for another recast who will be able to fill Kaye’s shoes.
After Thorsten departs from the show, who will take over the role from him? Will it be Ronn Moss who left the role in 2012, after playing the role in the past for 25 years? or Will it be another newcomer? But looking at the storyline Ridge is currently married to his on screen love interest Caroline Spencer and they have an amazing chemistry together, plus his wife is already expecting his son Thomas Forrester’s baby. So if the current actor who plays Ridge leaves the show, there is a possibility of the ratings dropping. And if the ratings does drop, it won’t be good for the show. They will have to work extra hard for the ratings to rise, and for that they will have to cast a fan favorite soap opera actor.