Alison Sweeney to exit ‘Days of Our Lives’ after 21 years

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Alison Sweeney leaving 'Days of Our Lives' after 21 years (1)

Days of Our Lives star Alison Sweeney visited The Ellen DeGeneres Show Monday and announced that she’s leaving the soap opera after 21 years on the small screen.

Sweeney, who hosts the current ‘Biggest Loser’ season, told Ellen: “I decided that it’s going to be my last year with the show. I’ve been on Days of Our Lives since I was 16 years old, and I have never had more than a two-week vacation in that whole time.”

The actress also revealed her decision wasn’t an easy one to make. She explained: “I love my job, I love daytime, I love the fans. I love everything about it. I just work so much and my daughter just turned 5 and my son is 9 and I just want to be with them.”

As for her character Sami, Alison said she’ll still be playing the role throughout the year, but her stint will end sometime in 2014. She also said her character “caused a lot of people a lot of problems,” so she wasn’t entirely sold at Sami having a happy ending because she “deserves some sort of very twisted, like, Breaking Bad ending.”

Photos by: FayesVision/Brian To/WENN.com

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