PINCH HIT­TERS

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This isn’t the first time GH has needed to quickly — and tem­po­rar­ily — re­place an ac­tor. Re­mem­ber these other fill-ins?

When Re­becca Herbst fell ill with vi­ral menin­gi­tis in 2011,

Martha Madi­son (ex-Belle, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) stepped in as El­iz­a­beth for about two weeks while the nurse’s por­trayer re­cov­ered.

Per­sonal rea­sons pre­vented

Ja­son Thomp­son (ex-Pa­trick; now Y&R’s Billy) from ap­pear­ing in four episodes back in 2008, so GUID­ING LIGHT alum

Ethan Erick­son (J) scrubbed in as Dr. Drake for a week.

Re­cur­ring player Brad­ford

An­der­son (Spinelli) ac­ci­den­tally dou­ble-booked him­self in late 2016, so Emmy win­ner Blake Ber­ris

(ex-Nick, DAYS) tried The Jackal on for size.

Amid 2016 con­tract ne­go­ti­a­tions (that later fell apart),

Tyler Christo­pher (now DAYS’ Ste­fan) re­quested the sum­mer off, so Nick Sta­bile

(Fox, PAS­SIONS) filled in just in time for Niko­las to “die.”

A med­i­cal leave of ab­sence took Kirsten Storms (Maxie) off the can­vas in 2016, but her pal, Molly Bur­nett (exMe­lanie, DAYS), slid into the fash­ion­ista’s heels with­out miss­ing a beat.

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