Fans of The Bold and the Beautiful have been eagerly awaiting the return of Hunter Tylo as Taylor Hayes for years. According to Entertainment Weekly, CBS had approached Tylo to reprise her role, but she declined. As a result, Krista Allen has been cast as the new Dr. Taylor Hayes and will make her debut in December.
Taylor Hayes was a beloved character on the show, known for her rivalry with Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang) over Ridge Forrester (Ronn Moss and Thorsten Kaye). During her absence, her children Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) and Thomas Forrester (Matthew Atkinson) kept her presence alive by talking about her being away on a mission trip. Hunter Tylo's performance in The Bold and the Beautiful had been lacking in recent years, leading many fans to hope that her absence would allow the writers to return Taylor to her former strong, assertive, and positive self. Unfortunately, rumors of Tylo's return were debunked this week when she posted on her official Facebook page that there were no plans for a guest visit at this time.
The upcoming season of The Bold and the Beautiful will be based on classic stories with appearances by fan favorites. It will also feature more intrigue and family drama for the iconic characters of Genoa City. Fans can only hope that Hunter Tylo will eventually make a return as Taylor Hayes.