The Bold and the Beautiful (B&B) spoilers reveal that Kiara Barnes is OUT and will soon be wrapping up her time on B&B as Zoe Buckingham. According to Deadline, Barnes has scored a new role as a series regular on Fox’s upcoming reboot of Fantasy Island and will exit The Bold and the Beautiful.
Barnes will be trading her daytime role as Zoe for the primetime one of Ruby Okoro on this exciting series. Ruby is said to be a bit of an old soul despite her youth. She’s kind-hearted and wise beyond her years, so Zoe’s heartfelt turn lately has been giving Barnes a little practice!
Ruby also has a terminal illness when she first arrives on Fantasy Island, but her stay there could be just what she needs to make the most of the time she has left and maybe even extend it.
This sounds like a great challenge for Barnes, who definitely seems thrilled now that the casting updates are starting to spread.
On Instagram, Barnes made an announcement about her upcoming gig and how much it means to her.
“Soooo…the cat is officially out of the bag!” Barnes said in her post. “I’m so excited to be joining the cast for FANTASY ISLAND on FOX!!! I’m so grateful for everyone who made this possible. Dreams really do come true. Continue to believe, and you will receive…Cheers to a new adventure!”
Of course, that new adventure means B&B fans will have to say goodbye to Barnes, who’s played Zoe since back in 2018. There’s no word yet on whether the show might recast or write Zoe out, but there’d be an easy exit path if Zoe fails to win Carter Walton (Lawrence Saint-Victor) back and leaves town.
The Bold and the Beautiful spoilers say Zoe will continue to put some real effort into this reunion mission, but things aren’t looking good since Quinn Forrester (Rena Sofer) is suddenly growing closer to Carter herself.
Zoe hasn’t been very lucky in love during her run on B&B, but she only has herself to blame this time around.
Perhaps Zoe can do some soul-searching elsewhere and find the happiness she’s seeking with someone new off screen. Regardless, The Bold and the Beautiful spoilers state that Barnes will indeed wrap production on B&B soon.
We certainly wish Barnes the best as she begins playing Ruby on Fantasy Island! CDL will have lots of other hot Bold and the Beautiful spoilers, updates and news, so make us your go-to source.