Some bad news for Nicolas Bechtel has meant good news for GENERAL HOSPITAL fans. The end of his Disney Channel series STUCK IN THE MIDDLE left the young star free to return as Spencer Cassadine again! Bechtel teased his latest daytime comeback with a simple Instagram photo of himself entering the GH studio captioned only with little hospital emojis.
The last time viewers saw Spencer in Port Charles was back in August of 2017, although he was used as the reason for Genie Francis’ exit from the canvas in January of 2018 when Laura left to go to Switzerland to care for her grandson after he’d broken his leg. Many fans hoped that with Francis returning as Laura that she might bring Spencer home with her, and that does seem to be the case!
Actor Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan) shared his own picture from the GH set where he and Francis were flanking their young co-star. “Something about Nicolas Bechtel makes me want to tickle him relentlessly,” he teased.
And Bechtel himself shared his own selfie with his adult castmates, declaring: “Never a dull moment around here.” Hopefully, between Laura and Spencer, they’ll be able to figure out that it’s really not Kevin walking around Port Charles, but his evil twin, Ryan Chamberlain!
Bechtel made some appearances on GH during his summer breaks from shooting STUCK IN THE MIDDLE, but now that the sitcom has ended, this would free him up to make a more permanent return to the soap. Although Francis has signed a new contract with GH, there has been no official word on how long Bechtel’s most recent visit will be or when he will first air. But if he’s going to be part of the Kevin/Ryan switcheroo storyline, maybe he’ll be around for a while!
Stay tuned to see how it all plays out, and for more GH casting news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!
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