James Scott leaving ‘Days of Our Lives,’ already finished taping

james scott leaving days of our lives as ej dimera
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James Scott is done with “Days of Our Lives.” The actor who plays EJ DiMera filmed his last show on May 2, but will air through the fall.

Confirmed: James Scott leaving ‘Days of Our Lives’

“Days of Our Lives” fans are so disappointed to hear that James/EJ is leaving the show, as his character is one of the most popular, and beloved.

The news of James Scott leaving “Days” comes just months after his on-screen love, Alison Sweeney announced the departure of her character, Sami Brady.

“We are saddened but supportive of James Scott’s decision to leave the show after eight years to take some personal time and pursue new projects,” said NBC/Corday Productions in a statement to Soap Digest. “His contribution to the show has been tremendous and we wish him the best always.”

EJ DiMera is leaving Salem!

In his own statement, James Scott said, “I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to NBC, Sony and Corday, particularly Ken Corday, for the amazing 8 year run on Days of our Lives and for graciously supporting me in my decision in leaving the show to take personal time. To the unbelievably loving fans, I can’t begin to express my gratitude for your love and support over the years. I will miss you immensely.”

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