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An ABC representative has confirmed to Soap Opera Network that Maura West (ex-Carly Snyder, “As The World Turns”; ex-Diane Jenkins, “The Young and the Restless”) is joining the cast of “General Hospital” as Ava Jerome. West is scheduled to debut during the week of May 6, which promises viewers will see “tons of exciting things happening that week.”

On Saturday, April 13, Daytime Confidential first reported they were hearing rumors of West joining the cast of the series. Soap Opera Digest reported on Wednesday, April 24 that West had joined the series in a newly created role.

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