U.S. soap The Bold & The Beautiful is set to make Tv history by becoming the first American daytime drama to shoot in the United Arab Emirates.
The hit show will shoot in Abu Dhabi and Dubai next month (Mar14) with leading actors Thorsten Kaye, Don Diamont and Katherine Kelly Lang making the trip with the crew.
The episodes shot in the Middle East will air in the summer (14), according to Tv Guide magazine.
Show producer Bradley Bell says, "This is a great opportunity for us. B&B (sic) is really popular on the Dubai One network and that's opened up a lot of doors. We don't quite know what to expect but that's always the most fun part of this job - going off and trying things we've never done before. It's very exciting."
Actress Lang will compete in a triathlon in Abu Dhabi during filming.
Bell explains, "Kelly asked me for time off to take part in the event and I said, 'Well, how about we all come with you?', so we're going to back up the station wagon and all pile in!"
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