The young hunk quotient on As the World Turns is about to take another hit. The show has confirmed that Agim Kaba
) will be exiting the show later this year. According to a show rep, Kaba has "decided to move on" and explore other opportuniries.
Kaba's decision to exit As the World Turns announced exit comes just a few days after soapcentral.com first announced
that castmate AJ Lamas
(Rafael Ortega) had been let go.
It would seem that Kaba's exit from As the World Turns would leave a void in the show's storylines. For the past several months, Kaba's alter ego, Aaron, has been featured quite prominently in the show's storylines. However, in a recent interview, As the World Turns' head writer, Hogan Sheffer, revealed that there were plans in place in case the character had to be written out for some reason.
"I'm hoping the characters in question don't leave," Sheffer told Soap Opera Digest in December. "But if it happens, we're prepared."
At this point in time, a recast looks unlike. A show spokesperson declined to offer comment on Kaba's exit except to confirm that the actor is, in fact, exiting.
In equally disappointing news for Kaba, he and girlfriend on one year Elizabeth Hendrickson
, All My Children
) recently announced their split. The two remain friends, according to a statement.
Kaba joined the cast of As the World Turns in April 2002. In 2004, the actor was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in the Outstanding Younger Actor category.
Kaba makes his final appearance on April 13, 2005.
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