"Days Of Our Lives" spoilers reveal that fan favorite actress Arianne Zucker has quit the long running NBC soap opera. Zucker, who has played the character of Nicole Walker for nearly 20 years, revealed this week that she has decided not to renew her contract with the show. The news comes as a shock to "DOOL" fans, who have been devastated by all of the huge departures over the past few years.

Nicole Walker is leaving Salem this year

According to TV Guide, Arianna Zucker says that she's been thinking about quitting "Days of Our Lives" for the past two years.

While not many details have been revealed about Nicole Walker's departure just yet, Zucker says for her, it was just her time "to go." When Nicole first came to Salem in 1998 as an adult film star, her character has grown so much since then. Nicole has been married to men such as Lucas Horton, Victor Kiriakis, and EJ DiMera. She's also been engaged to Eric Brady, Daniel Jonas, and Deimos Kiriakis. Sadly, Nicole's dreams of love were dashed when Daniel was killed in a car accident. However, recently it was revealed that Daniel and Nicole share a child together, Holly, who was conceived through surrogacy thanks to Chloe Lane. Sadly, Chloe has decided that Nicole's life is just too wild to raise baby Holly, and she was awarded custody of the baby girl.

Fans are devastated by recent casting shake-ups at 'DOOL'

Fans are deeply disappointed by the news of Arianna Zucker's departure from "Days of Our Lives" and will miss Nicole very much, especially since other fan favorite characters such as Sami Brady, EJ DiMera, Will Horton, Bo Brady, and Theresa Donovan have all been killed or written off in the past three years.

While "DOOL" was recently renewed for Season 52 after much cancellation speculation, news of Zucker's decision to quit can only hurt the soap, which is currently struggling in the ratings. Fans are hoping that execs can quickly come up with a plan to turn the show around and possibly even get some of the old fan favorite characters to return.