|Ashleigh Brewer. Photo Credit: Andrew Raszevski|
In addition, the show announced that Australian actress Ashleigh Brewer (Neighbours) has been cast in the newly created role of Ivy Forrester, niece of series patriarch Eric Forrester (John McCook).
"We are thrilled to introduce Ashleigh at the festival, whose poise and talent are already well known in Australia and the UK," says executive producer and head writer Bradley Bell. "Ivy is the daughter of Eric's younger brother, John Forrester, who has been living in Sydney. A young, worldly designer, Ivy is brought in to work on the new Hope for the Future jewelry line. It won’t be long before she finds herself deeply entangled in the lives and loves of our younger generation."
Brewer will make her first appearance on The Bold and the Beautiful in early July.
Cast members Darin Brooks (Wyatt Spencer), Kim Matula (Hope Logan), Scott Clifton (Liam Spencer), Thorsten Kaye (Ridge Forrester), Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan) and Ashleigh Brewer (Ivy Forrester) will attend the festival in the Principality of Monaco, as guests of H.S.H. Prince Albert II, from June 7th to 11th. The actors are set to attend the Opening Gala and Golden Nymph Award Ceremonies, as well as two free public autograph signings, a press conference and a location shoot.
The Ninth Annual TV Audience Awards category honors the programs that garnered the highest number of viewers worldwide in 2013 across five continents. The nominees were pre-selected among the 15 best-performing foreign fiction programs in 66 countries. The winners will be revealed at the 54th Golden Nymph Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, June 11th, at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, and Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley Bell will be in attendance.
A major announcement will be revealed at a press conference on June 8th. The series will shoot wedding episodes in Monaco on June 9th and 10th.
"This year's festival is packed with excitement. At the press conference on Sunday, June 8th, we will make a surprise announcement. We will film a spectacular wedding at the most romantic spot in Monaco," says Bell. "Thanks to the ratings data provided by Médiamétrie that led to past wins at the Golden Nymph Awards, Guinness World Records has acknowledged that The Bold and the Beautiful is currently the world’s most popular daytime TV soap. We are thankful to H.S.H. Prince Albert II for hosting the festivities and we are honored to be included once again in such a lovely event."
The autograph signings will take place Saturday, June 7th at 2:30 p.m. at the Cap 3000 Mall in Nice, France and Sunday, June 8th at 2:30 p.m. at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. The Press Conference will take place at 10:00 a.m. on June 8th at the Grimaldi Forum for journalists accredited by the festival.
The Monte Carlo Television Festival is hosted under the Honorary Presidency of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and includes press events, a jury competition and awards, premiere screenings, glamorous receptions and parties hosted by the major networks and studios. More than 200 journalists and many creative forces in the industry from around the world will be present.