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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) – Matthew Ashford returns to NBC’s “Days of our Lives” this September when his character, Jack Deveraux, finds himself back in Salem facing many changes and new challenges. Soap Opera Network spoke with Ashford at the “DAYS” studio about his return to the soap, his work on the web based series “The Bay” and the most pirated movie of 2008!

With details of Ashford’s return still being kept under wraps as the drama gears up for a relaunch on Monday, September 26 with new head writers Marlene McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas, Ashford wasn’t able to share much about Jacks’s return to Salem, but he did say that Jack “has been through some loss.” The actor also noted what’s to come for onscreen partner Melissa Reeves and her character Jennifer, who along with Ashford portray the popular couple Jack and Jennifer on the soap. “Jennifer has had some significant changes in her life. She’s had to make adjustments in her feelings and now Jack has to deal with that.” he said. Referring to Jack and Jennifer’s daughter Abigail (Kate Mansi), Ashford shared that “Abigail has grown and become quite the young lady.”

For more on what Ashford had to say about his return and how much daytime has changed since we last saw him check out our exclusive interview below.

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  • Kathay

    Welcome home Matthew Ashford.

    • Anonymous

      I hope Jack does not win her back afterall Jennifer is one divorce Jack she is one who needs to win him back. Jennifer has become the most pathetic slut on the show. I really want see Jack move on they need to bring back Greta or Billie or Nicole because I do not want Jack fight for Jennifer again it is been done too many times. I think it is time Jack gets new love interest and also story for himself and let Jennifer figure out what she has done wrong tried to figure things out. Jennifer deserves that loser Daniel put both them in backburner they are both disgusting to look at. I want someone better for Jack.

      • Anonymous

        I am disgusted with Jennifer character I mean how can she just moved so quickly with Dr Scum when her husband stranded somewhere and she does not bother to investigate what going on assumes the worst in him. I feel that Jack should move away from her and get his life back in order and concentrate on his children and the paper and leave Jennifer with Dr loser because the real loser is Jennifer not Jack.

        • Anonymous

          They need to bring new love for Jack if Jennifer chooses to be with Dr Scum then let Jack be happy too I am sick of Jack trying to win her back she is beyond pathetic and stupid airhead. Jennifer deserves Daniel they are both pathetic and boring. I hope Jack finds out that she slept with Daniel and give her hard time she deserves Ms Perfect.

          • Anonymous

            I hope Jack dumps Jennifer for good I cannot stand her anymore she deserves that loser Daniel I want Jack and Nicole pairing and I hope he finds out that Jennifer move on quickly and slept with that toad while he was struggling somewhere. Jack deserves better than her. Jennifer is real loser I hate her she is total bitch.

          • Anonymous

            I would really love to see Jack move on after 20 years marry to banshee Jennifer and she is really into Daniel so let Jack free this time and have new women catch his eyes and pursue relationship with that women. I am done with Jack and Jennifer she is boring and pathetic and she makes any guy boring too.

          • Anonymous

            Please do not reunite with Jennifer she nothing but selfish bitch who deserves to lose everything even her kids. I want Jack to move on without Jennifer he needs better leading actress for him. Jennifer can marry Daniel leave the show I cannot stand either of them anymore she is pathetic and ruin in my eyes there is no way of fixing her character anymore. 

          • Anonymous

            I think that Jack is best romantic leading men on the show and  most devoted as well compare to John and Bo and he is most and interesting character as well.Daniel can never be leading male at all because he has history of sleeping with his patients and he is sleaze and he has made Jennifer even more pathetic and loser as well. I really think it is time Jack finally get serious love interest for him and let Jennifer and Daniel get marry and leave the show no one will care. I just want Jack to have his own storyline  and free from that Horton slut. Jennifer is not spunky or anything but bore and bitch. Jennifer does  not deserve  Jack’s love anymore. 

          • blue02

            I am not big Jennifer fan anymore she is not interesting character at all and just because she is Horton does not mean that she is popular she cannot hold storyline on her own with man involved and she bad role model for Abby as well. I feel that Jack is way more interesting from the two and I want him to move on without her this time I really want see her lose jack to someone else feel threaten that she may have lost Jack for good and need to win him back. Jennifer really does not deserve Jack this time. Jennifer deserves that loser Daniel in bad way!

          • Anonymous

            I hope that Lexi does get back at Jennifer for betraying her and losing Abe too and also tell Jack that while he was struggling in Agh Jennifer had sex with Daniel even when she divorce Jack she did not care one bit about him at all or her children. I really want see Jennifer lose everything and get what she deserves Daniel and heartbreak. Jack deserves better than her.

          • blue02

            I think it is time Jack moves on away from Horton slut Jennifer she is unfaithful and disgusting and she deserves Daniel in bad way I am sick of her saint act she is beyond pathetic I hope she loses Jack to more sophicated and hot women fall in love with her because Jennifer is joke now she is immature brat deserves what coming to her. I cannot stand Jennifer anymore she will never change.

  • Sherry Downs

    Please do not let Jack interfere with the Jennifer/Daniel romance. They are perfect together.

    • Anonymous

      I think that Jack should get angry and mad that Jennifer did not give him chance to explain where he was and assumes the worst in him. I really want to see Jack move on without her this time I do not want him to grovel to her anymore. Jack is not just Jennifer’s husband he has other tides to the show, Jennifer she is only interesting with Jack that is all.

      • Anonymous

        Tell you truth no one wants to see another stupid love triangle with Jennifer choosing who she wants to spend the rest of her life with. If she wants stable just stay with boring Daniel afterall she did the deed with him. I really do not want see Jack win her back this time I want him to be mad and hurt that she divorce him and moved on and did not even bother to find him. I really want jack to move on away from her she is not that popular without Jack. I do not know why Matthew Ashford agree to come back if the writers are going to screw him again by chasing that slutty Jennifer again she is not prize there is nothing interesting about her at all. I want Jack to move on maybe new girl Madison let green eye Jennifer be one to be jealous.

        • Anonymous

          I think that Jack should get the paper back and get new love interest because I am not interested in seeing him win her back anymore he should also be happy with someone who will accept him the he is and Jennifer she expects Jack to be with her 24 hours she has another thing coming. I think I would like for Jack to move on away from goody too shoes Jennifer.

          • Anonymous

            I do not want jack to be Jennifer’s lap dog anymore I want see Jack in other stories and darkside and snarky and witty. I want see him move around and interact with other castmembers and be lead person. Let Daniel be Jennifer’s lapdog and follow her around and be parnoid about her and Jack together.

      • Anonymous

        I really do not understand why Matthew Ashford would return to this show they have no respect for the character whatsoever I think he deserves better. No one cares about Jennifer and who she is going to choose I just do not want see Jack grovel to her anymore it is has been done already. Let Jennifer be one to win Jack back not him. I want see Jennifer be the fool in this triangle or Daniel. I think Jack needs new love interest for change and let Jennifer stay with Daniel if she chooses too I do not want see Jack beg for her anymore.

      • Anonymous

        You really hit in the nail. I do not want see goofy Jack anymore I am really scared what they are going to do to his character. The writers do not understand that Jack is very complex character. I really do not care about John or Marlena or Austin or Carrie either. There is no point in having love triangle let Jennifer stay with Daniel if she wants stable relationship and let Jack move on with someone else. I do not want see Jack grovel to her anymore. With all the interview they had they do not get much airtime all about John and Marlena and Carrie and Austin. I do not know why Matthew Ashford return to the show he deserves better. I think this show needs to be cancel if the writers cannot write properly for Jack. I really do not care much for Jennifer or Daniel either. Give Jack new love and let him interact with other castmembers.

    • Anonymous

      If you ask me I think Jack deserves better I do not think he should even get involve in her stupid love game with Daniel let her stay with him if she thinks he is solid then later let her feel like fool for trusting Daniel. I want see Jack move on with his life and interact with other characters and new love for him.

    • Anonymous

      Jennifer is not devoted to Jack at all I think that better if Jack moves on with his life he really needs open his eyes realize that Jennifer does not love him and if she wants let her stay with Daniel and move on but I want him to be hurt and angry that she divorce him. I want new love for Jack first.

  • http://YourWebsite... Sue

    What! That’s blasphemy Sherry! LOL! Jack and Jennifer belong together! Daniel is the interloper. I guess there is someone that likes every pairing on the show.
    Even though it’s too early to spoil story, it’s still nice to see Matthew on video in from of the old Salem Place. Thanks for the interview.

  • http://YourWebsite... Howard

    Jack and Jennifer belong together , they always have and always will. They are the perfect couple they have romance, humor, drama everything you want. if Days is looking to go back to the “Days” of old then they need those Supercouples once again Jack and Jennifer, Bo & Hope, Carrie and Austin. Daniel’s character is beyond repair. He and Jennifer do not belong together at all.

  • http://YourWebsite... Gloria

    I agree with Howard regarding ‘the perfect couples’…some are just meant to stay together carrying on like Tom & Alice Horton. As for Daniel, he and Chloe were a perfect couple. Why did they mess with that?

  • http://YourWebsite... Kel

    If Jack is coming back, its not even a question that Jack/Jenn will reunite, even if it takes them a yr or two to do so. The fact is, that whenever the soap wants Jenn back they want Jack back and visa versa, they just belong that way. Jack would have been back ages ago if it wasnt for Matt’s earlier conflicting schedual. Jack/Jenn (SUPERCOUPLE)would always be reunited…just the way it is. :)