"Days Of Our Lives" fans were stunned to find out that Arianne Zucker is leaving the NBC soap opera. nicole walker has been in Salem since 1998. The exception is when she was absent from television screens for two years, but later returned. So, why is the actress leaving "DOOL?"

Nicole Walkers's storylines

In an interview with "Soap Opera Digest," Arianne Zucker said that fans are not the only ones unhappy with Nicole's storylines. Even though it is not a major factor in her decision to leave, it did play a part of the decision. No matter what, the writers just won't let Nicole be happy like the other characters in Salem.

Shawn Christian fired from 'Days Of Our Lives'

It was also revealed that Shawn Christian did not quit "DOOL." Zucker explained that he was actually fired from the NBC soap opera. Not only was it a shock to the man who played Dr. Daniel Jonas, but Arianne was surprised as well. The sudden firing left a bad taste in her mouth.

Arianne Zucker pursuing other projects

Two years ago, the actress thought about leaving "Days Of Our Lives." However, it was for a very different reason. At that time, she wasn't sure if she even wanted to pursue an acting career. However, now she does want to act and is interesting in doing new things. With a talented actress like Zucker and with her loyal fan base, she is sure to get some great projects in the near future.

Will Nicole come back to Salem?

In the interview with the magazine, Arianne Zucker said she might return in the future. However, she noted that life is uncertain and she cannot guarantee that she will come back. She also said that making her return work is up to the writers, not her.

When is her final air date?

Her last scene has not been revealed.

However, her contract ends in April 2017 and Arianne is not renewing. Since "Days Of Our Lives" films six to eight months in advance, that means she will be on TV screens until fall.

What will you miss about Nicole Walker on "Days Of Our Lives?" What do you think of Arianne Zucker not renewing her contract?