Is Paul Telfer Leaving ‘Days Of Our Lives’?

Paul Telfer as Xander Cook/Credit: 'Days of Our Lives' YouTube

Paul Telfer has been a fixture on Days Of Our Lives for nearly a decade, bringing the character of Xander Cook to life with his captivating performance. But lately, rumors have been swirling that Telfer may be ready to say goodbye to Salem.

Is Paul Telfer really leaving Days Of Our Lives? And if so, what does the future hold for this fan-favorite character?

Paul Telfer Bares All In Steamy Magazine Shoot

Paul Telfer is notorious for going shirtless as Xander on the sudser. But he bared even more of his fit physique for the cover of the April issue of Playgirl magazine.

Paul Telfer/Credit: 'Days of Our Lives' YouTube
Paul Telfer/Credit: ‘Days of Our Lives’ YouTube

The actor was among several Days Of Our Lives men who steamed up the newsstands with risqué photos in their skivvies. Robert Scott Wilson (Ben Watson), Eric Martsolf (Brady Black), Christopher Sean (Paul Narita,) and Bryan Dattilo (Lucas Horton) also took part in the Playgirl spread.

Is He Leaving Days Of Our Lives?

Fans of Days of Our Lives have been buzzing with speculation about the future of Xander Cook. Scottish actor Paul Telfer has portrayed the complex villain on the long-running soap opera since 2015, earning a nomination for a Daytime Emmy Award in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category in 2020.


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Recent rumors suggest that Telfer may be exiting the show. A social post allegedly from the actor claimed that he was leaving the show. However, the post also requests 1000 “YES” comments from fans who want him to stay on DOOL.

The soap opera did announce a few cast shakeups this month with the upcoming return of Melissa Reeves and other alums for a tribute planned for late actor Bill Hayes. With the rumors that fan-favorites Kristian Alfonso and Peter Reckell weren’t asked back, could DOOL lose another fan-favorite with Paul Telfer’s exit?

The alleged social media post announcing Paul Telfer’s departure was posted on Twitter. The fan who posted it advised others that the post was fake. Paul Telfer responded to the fake post from his real Twitter account.

“Please know that I would never announce anything like this on social media – especially with such poor grammar,” he assured DOOL fans.

One relieved viewer replied, “You are one of my favorites. I hope you stay a long, long time!”

Days of Our Lives fans can rest easy knowing that Xander isn’t going anywhere any time soon. And if the day comes when the actor does leave the show, he will make a more official announcement instead of a poorly written social media post.

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