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Is Maura West, aka Ava Jerome, leaving General Hospital?

Olivia Olphin September 24, 2021
Is Maura West, aka Ava Jerome, leaving General Hospital?
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Ava Jerome’s storyline has been thrilling viewers over the past few episodes of General Hospital. However, many fans are wondering if Ava is leaving Port Charles forever after dealing with the attentions of a stalker. We tell you everything you need to know.

Is Ava Jerome leaving General Hospital?

Ava Jerome is threatening to leave Port Charles…for a bit…She has been dealing with a stalker over the past few weeks and believes that it is best for her to leave town to protect her daughter, Avery.

However, there has been no confirmation by Maura West that she will be leaving General Hospital overall. It appears that everyone’s favourite bad-girl is here to stay.

Fans worried about Ava Jerome leaving a few weeks ago as rumours spread that Maura West was finishing in Port Charles. Executive producer for GH Frank Valentini even took to Twitter to stir the pot.

Actor Maura West also replied to the post with her own mysterious gif.

However, there is still so much more of Ava’s storyline to go, we need to discover who her stalker is, and she may also have to confront her stepson about his plan to break up her marriage. It appears that Ava is going to be in Port Charles for a little while longer.

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Fans react to Ava’s possible exit on social media

Many fans took to Twitter to express their hope that Ava isn’t actually leaving General Hospital. She has been a firm fan favourite for many years.

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Soap Veteran Maura West has been on General Hospital since April 2013, and previously starred in The Young And The Restless and As The World Turns.

GENERAL HOSPITAL – Show coverage of Walt Disney Television via Getty Images’s “General Hospital” airing the week of March 28, 2016. The Emmy-winning daytime drama “General Hospital” airs Monday-Friday (3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., ET) on the Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Television Network. GH16 (Photo by Michael Yada/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images) MAURA WEST, RICHARD BURGI

We can’t wait to see what the next few episodes have in store!

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Olivia Olphin is an English Literature graduate and a film and literature fanatic. She has many years of reviewing experience, recently working as accredited press for the London Film Festival. She has also written widely about culture and sex education, as well as LGBTQ+ and women's issues.