‘B&B’ Casts Australian Actress Ashleigh Brewer In Newly Created Contract Role; Soap Nominated for 9th Consecutive TV Audience Award

Gilles Toucas
Gilles Toucas

For the ninth consecutive year CBS’ “” received a nomination for the Monte Carlo Television Festival’s International TV Audience Awards, which honors programs that garnered the highest number of viewers worldwide in 2013 across five continents. “B&B” is nominated in the “Telenovela/Soap Opera” category. To coincide with its nomination, the soap has announced the addition of Australian actress (ex- Kate Ramsay, “”) to its cast in the newly created contract role of Ivy Forrester, who is the niece of patriarch Eric Forrester ().

“We are thrilled to introduce Ashleigh at the festival, whose poise and talent are already well known in Australia and the UK,” said , Executive Producer and Head Writer. “Ivy is the daughter of Eric’s younger brother, John Forrester, who has been living in Sydney. A young, worldly designer, Ivy is brought in to work on the new Hope for the Future jewelry line. It won’t be long before she finds herself deeply entangled in the lives and loves of our younger generation.” Brewer will make her first appearance on the series in the U.S. in early July.

Brewer will join cast members (Wyatt Spencer), (Hope Logan), (Liam Spencer), (Ridge Forrester) and (Brooke Logan)  as attendees of the festival in the Principality of Monaco, as guests of , from June 7-11. The actors are set to attend the Opening Gala and Golden Nymph Award Ceremonies, as well as two free public autograph signings, a press conference and a location shoot.

Nominees for the TV Audience Awards were pre-selected among the 15 best-performing foreign fiction programs in 66 countries. The winners will be revealed at the 54th Golden Nymph Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, June 11, at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, and Bell will be in attendance.

“This year’s festival is packed with excitement. At the press conference on Sunday, June 8th, we will make a surprise announcement. We will film a spectacular wedding at the most romantic spot in Monaco,” said Bell in a statement. “Thanks to the data provided by Médiamétrie that led to past wins at the Golden Nymph Awards, Guinness World Records® has acknowledged that ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ is currently the world’s most popular daytime TV soap. We are thankful to H.S.H. Prince Albert II for hosting the festivities and we are honored to be included once again in such a lovely event.”

The autograph signings will take place Saturday, June 7 at 2:30 p.m. at the Cap 3000 Mall in Nice, France and Sunday, June 8 at 2:30 p.m. at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. Note: The Press Conference will take place at 10:00 a.m. on June 8th at the Grimaldi Forum for journalists accredited by the festival.

The Monte Carlo Television Festival (www.tvfestival.com) is hosted under the Honorary Presidency of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and includes press events, a jury competition and awards, premiere screenings, glamorous receptions and parties hosted by the major networks and studios. More than 200 journalists and many creative forces in the industry from around the world will be present..

  • JuneGloom

    Good on Ashleigh for getting a new role so soon after leaving Neighbours. I’m sure she’ll be great as Ivy.

  • Nk3play2

    PLEASE TELL ME this is the end of Hope being the only young thing in town for Wyatt and Liam to fight over?! I hope Wyatt gets with Ivy….. Hope and Liam deserve one another because they’re both fickle as hell.

  • Andrew Hass

    I’m happy that Ashleigh ot a job so soon after coming to the U.S.

  • Valerie

    I’m SO happy for Ash!!!

  • Casey

    Here is the thing they either forgot history or will explain later. Eric’s neice’s name was Jessica Forrester not Ivy.

    • Joel

      It’s probably at retcon; John had another daughter, either with Margaret or someone else.

  • Andrea Miller LaBarbera

    Jessica ead also a teenager when she was on the show…in love with what’s his name but Sly wanted her…The bar got burned down…anyone remember this??

  • annon

    Give it a few months, Ashleigh won’t be able to handle the pace they film at. She said they are faster than Neighbours. As B&B film 8 episodes in 4 days, compared to Neighbours who film 6 episode in a week. ashleigh is much more suited to Neighbours than a big US soap.

    • Joel

      Given her extensive history with the soap genre, and her three-year deal, I think she can handle it. Those who had it as their first-ever job handled it, so I’m sure she’s doing just fine. She even said she is doing fine with it, now that she’s adjusted.