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‘GH’ Recasts Valerie Spencer with Paulina Bugembe

Paulina Bugembe, General Hospital

Now that  is moonlighting over in Genoa City as Elena Dawson on “,” ABC’s “” has decided to move ahead with storylines involving her former character. The soap has officially recast the role of Valerie Spencer with daytime newcomer .

A rep for the soap confirmed the news to Soap Opera Network and tells us to expect the actress in Port Charles sometime in mid-April.

“My first day was wonderful,” said Begumbe in an interview with Soap Opera Digest, on newsstands now. The actress, who began taping last week, adds, “Everyone was so warm and welcoming that any nerves I had were gone immediately.”

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The actress, who has also dabbled in directing and producing, has appeared in episodes of “,” “” and “.” She directed the short films “The Homecoming” and “Fight or Flight.”