Why Kelly Thiebaud left GH! Flashbacks of Kelly Thiebaud and Kathleen Gati’s performance depicting Britt Westbourne’s desolating death reel in our minds. Britt died in her mother’s arms, leaving no chance for the role to make even a soap opera style resurrection.
General Hospital news and spoilers reveal Britt’s sudden death as written into the script when Kelly Thiebaud chose to leave General Hospital. As a result of her decision, GH executives decided to kill off Thiebaud’s character as opposed to finding a recast for Dr. Britt Westbourne. Now, GH fans are left to mourn Kelly Thiebaud’s portrayal of Britt Westbourne.
GH recaps recall news relating to Kelly’s status with the daytime drama. GH comings and goings reports revealed Kelly was reprising her role as Eva Vasquez in ABC’s Station 19. Along with that news came confusion among the fans regarding the actresses status she took to Instagram to confirm she would be working on both Station 19 and General Hospital.
General Hospital rumors previously claimed Kelly was expected to leave the show in November. However, she remained as Britt Westbourne giving fans hope that she can stay. sadly Kelly Thiebaud decided to exit her role as Britt. General Hospital news in Spoilers reveal the reason why Kelly Thiebaud left GH.
Why Kelly Thiebaud left GH
Kelly revealed her reason in a recent statement to Soap Opera Digest. “One is that I’m in love,” she admitted, “and have been doing long-distance for almost a year now, and my partner cannot move to the States at the moment.” Additionally, Thiebaud reveals another element to her personal decision. Kelly said, “But also… I am very interested in doing other things with my career,” she continued. “As much as I love Britt and I love the fans and I love General Hospital, I just felt like I had to go and pursue those other dreams and goals of mine.” Kelly spent over a decade on General Hospital as Dr. Britt Westbourne. Her schedule did not allow her the freedom to pursue other things.
The halls of the hospital will definitely be different without its Chief of Staff, Dr. Britt Westbourne. Sadly, we all have to say goodbye to a bright light, a spunky spark, and overall inspiring actress and role. Kelly and The Britch left a mark on our hearts. We will forever be grateful for the writing and performances that brought us Dr. Britt Westbourne.
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