Less than a year after joining Days of our Lives, newcomer Marcus Patrick (Jett Carver) has been let go by the NBC soap. The decision to axe Patrick comes just a few months after the actor appeared in a risquť photo spread. However a show spokesperson insists that the photos had nothing to do with why Patrick was let go.
This marks the second time that Patrick has been bumped by a soap. Patrick joined All My Children as Jamal Cudahy in June 2006, but asked to be released from the ABC soap just three months later. Patrick's character was never given much in the way of story and the request for an exit seemed understandable.
In a published interview, Patrick stated that the show's executives claimed his dismissal was "just show business." A show spokesperson did not immediately reply to requests for a statement by soapcentral.com.
However, a Days of our Lives spokesperson vehemently denies the claims, saying that any statement about the Playgirl spread being the reason "why Marcus Patrick was let go is NOT correct." The spokesperson also explained that it is not show policy to comment when a character is written out of the show.
Patrick will last air on November 14. The role of Jett is not expected to be recast at this time.