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‘The Bold and the Beautiful’: Have Katrina Bowden and Denise Richards Been Fired From the Show?

Are two of 'The Bold and the Beautiful' leading ladies on their way out? Katrina Bowden and Denise Richards' status with the CBS soap opera is in question given their absence. Although no official confirmation has been made, fans believe the actors are no longer with the show. Find out why.

The Bold and the Beautiful cast has undergone many changes in 2021. The return of Kimberlin Brown and Sean Kanan and the addition of Krista Allen were big news stories. But the show may be losing Katrina Bowden and Denise Richards. That is the speculation after fans notice a change in a recent episode. 

'The Bold and the Beautiful' cast member Katrina Bowden wearing a pink blouse and sitting in the Forrester Creations office.
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‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ Katrina Bowden and Denise Richards removed from credits

Bowden and Richards have been part of The Bold and the Beautiful cast since 2019. The actors play mother-daughter duo Shauna and Flo Fulton, who were huge characters. However, neither has been seen much in recent months. 

The absence of Flo and Shauna has led to speculation about the actors’ statuses with the show. Following a recent episode, fans noticed Bowden and Richards’ names were missing from the closing credits. This move has fans believing the actors have been fired.

The history of Flo and Shauna Fulton

Bowden joined The Bold and the Beautiful in January 2019. Her character assists Dr. Reese Buckingham (Wayne Brady) in his baby switch of Hope Logan’s (Annika Noelle) daughter. Although Flor was supposed to be a short-term role, she became a major character connected to a core family. 

The arrival of Shauna opened up questions about Flo’s past. It’s revealed that Flo’s father is the late Storm Logan (William deVry). The Logans accept Flo into their family, yet their feelings change when they learn she was part of the baby switch. 

Although she’s seen as a villain, The Bold and the Beautiful pushes Flo as a heroine. She donates a kidney to save her aunt Katie Logan (Heather Tom). The Logan’s eventually forgive her, and Flo reunites with her high-school sweetheart Wyatt Spencer (Darin Brooks).

Meanwhile, Shauna stirs trouble for Brooke Logan (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Ridge Forrester (Thorsten Kaye). After forming a connection with Ridge, Shauna and Quinn Fuller (Rena Sofer) plot to break up his marriage. However, their scheme backfires, and Ridge reunites with Brooke.

Are Katrina Bowden and Denise Richards no longer part of ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ cast?

Bowden and Richards’ names being removed from the credits indicate they’re not part of The Bold and the Beautiful cast. To fans, it’s no surprise because it appeared the writers had run out of ideas for the characters. Flo’s last appearance came in July 2021 when she visited Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Woods) and baby Hayes Finnegan (Piper Harriot). As for Shauna, her last appearance was in October 2021, when she had a girl chat with her friend Quinn.


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Speculation about the show’s latest firings comes weeks after Brad Bell hinted at plans for Flo. According to, Bell said that Bowden was still part of the soap and promised a storyline for Flo and Wyatt. Yet, that seems unlikely now.

Although no official confirmation has been given, fans believe Bowden and Richards are gone. As for whether they’ll be back, only time will tell if Flo and Shauna ever pop up for a return.