Alison Sweeney Leaving Days Of Our Lives – Show in Shock!

Alison Sweeney Leaving Days Of Our Lives - Show in Shock!

Wow, I actually didn’t see this one coming! I’m talking about Alison Sweeney’s announcement that she’ll be leaving Days Of Our Lives after this year. Her character, Sami Brady first popped up in Salem back in 1993 when the actress was just 16-years old and she has never been off screen for more than in a few weeks in all of the years that have followed! Diehard Days’ fans have watched Alison grow up on camera, get married and have a few kids. She also does double duty as the host of The Biggest Loser.

Put all of those things together and you have a very busy mom trying to balance two jobs with an active family life – a task that’s never easy. Alison announced her plans on Ellen DeGeneres’ show yesterday and says that she simply wants to have more time to spend with her kids. She has loved playing Sami, who wouldn’t? That character has wrecked almost as much havoc on Days’ in the last two decades as the evil Stefano DiMera!

As of now, Alison plans to work through this entire year and just see how the writers’ choose to plot her exit. I suspect she would like to leave the door open for a possible return but she also thinks that Sami going out with a bang could easily be seen as a suitable ending for her various sins. This is a soap so even death or a presumed death isn’t necessarily the end of any character, right? Sami can always return, if Alison and the powers that be want her too.

In the meantime, will you be sad to see Alison leave? How do you think that they’ll wrap up her character- at least temporarily? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

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  • Sabrina

    Alison Sweeney playing Sami has kept me glued to this show for over 20 years! Sami and EJ are the best couple Days ever had, including Bo and Hope, Jack and Jen, and Kayla and Patch. SO DAYS PLEASE do not insult us fans with matching annoying and irritating Abigail with EJ. If Alison must leave at least get someone comparable to play EJs love interest. Abigail and EJ are not in each other’s leagues. Their love affair repulses me and makes me fast forward and contemplate never watching again!

  • kim

    I can’t believe she is leaving. This Show might get dull fast without her. They will probably wrap up her character with her finding out about affair and she leaves devastated. I bet she just needs a break and will be back.

  • April Williams

    I don’t want her to leave I think Days will suffer for it. Her character is Awesome and Her and E.J. are a Great couple even though I would rather c E.J. and Nicole together and Sami with Lucas this is the next Best thing. Alison Please don’t Leave Days will never be same

  • April Williams

    I Agree that storyline was messed up

  • April Williams

    I really wish that they would somehow bring Matthew Ashford back to I am such a huge fan of Jack and Jennifer its hard to c her with anyone else and Peter Reckyll. Days U need to start listening to your fans

  • Donna Darby

    Day’s will not be the same without Sami. I don’t like Abbey and EJ together so find someone else for him. I hope Sami returns in the future.