"We are saddened but supportive of James Scott's decision to leave the show after eight years to take some personal time and pursue new projects," said NBC/Corday Productions in a statement. "His contribution to the show has been tremendous and we wish him the best always."
In his own statement, Scott said, "I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to NBC, Sony and Corday, particularly Ken Corday, for the amazing 8 year run on Days of our Lives and for graciously supporting me in my decision in leaving the show to take personal time. To the unbelievably loving fans, I can’t begin to express my gratitude for your love and support over the years. I will miss you immensely."
In the most recent We Love Soaps "Soap of the Week" poll, Scott was voted favorite actor by our readers.
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