Steve and Kayla drop in
Days of our Lives stars Stephen Nichols (Patch) and Beth Evans (Kayla) with TV host John Burgess at Westfield, Doncaster. Photo by Detlev Rueff
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Flashback to Variety Today 1993
WESTFIELD Shopping Town in the Melbourne suburb of Doncaster gave shoppers a real treat recently when they invited Days of Our Lives stars, Patch and Kayla, to visit.
Wheel of Fortune host John Burgess gave the couple – Stephen Nichols (Patch) and Mary Beth Evans (Kayla) a special welcome as dedicated fans swooned around them.
The surprise visit was organised appropriately by TV soap opera magazine, TV Soap, which is celebrating its 10th birthday.
When TV Soap brought Stephen Nichols to Australia for the first time two years ago he was mobbed by upwards of 5000 fans at his Sydney appearance, while in Melbourne one over-zealous fan crawled through security to lock him in a `leg scissors’ on stage.
A response with that level of enthusiasm isn’t surprising considering that some 3.5 million people watch Patch and Kayla in Australia.