Stephen Nichols Returning to ‘Days of our Lives’ as Steve Johnson

Days of our Lives, Stephen Nichols, Steve "Patch" Johnson, Patch, General Hospital, The Young and the Restless
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Last seen in August 2018 on “Days of our Lives,” actor Stephen Nichols is set to reprise his iconic role as Steve “Patch” Johnson on the NBC daytime drama series in the months ahead.

In an interview with Soap Opera Digest, Nichols revealed that he has already returned to the set and has begun filming. “[I said] to myself, ‘Well, I’ll be damned,'” Nichols stated upon getting a phone call from the show last month asking him to come back.

“These good people who are so loyal and dedicated to supporting us, mean so much to me,” said the actor, crediting the fans for their continued support of his character as the reason he’s able to return. “In my opinion, the most beneficial thing about social media has been connecting with the fans on a deeper level. So much so that I consider them true friends.”

While details upon his return are being kept under wraps, Nichols teases, “You gotta’ wait and see.”

For more on Nichols and his return to “Days of our Lives,” check out the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest, on newsstands tomorrow, May 3.