"I was flattered that Days offered me a contract," Kurth told Soap Opera Digest. "My first in 10 years. Justin is a character I created in 1987 and I am really excited to be given the opportunity to be even more featured on the show. They have big things planned for him. Obviously, it is bittersweet, since I also consider Ned my own and was really enjoying being back in the Q family. I did try to keep them both going but it wasn't meant to be."
There's no word yet on when or how GH will wrap up Ned's storyline.
Judi Evans (Adrienne) and Mary Beth Evans (Kayla) are both also back on contract with Days.