Trevor Donovan Finally Reveals Why He Was Fired From Days Of Our Lives

Many fans know Trevor Donovan from his work on the Hallmark Channel. The actor has appeared in movies such as "Strawberry Summer," "Marry Me At Christmas," "Two For The Win," "Love, Fall & Order," "Nantucket Noel," and more for the network (via QC Approved). However, Donovan recently opted to leave Hallmark and make the switch over to GAC Family along with some of the network's other big stars, such as Candace Cameron Bure, Danica McKellar, and Jen Lilley, among others (via Us Weekly).

While Donovan has also appeared on TV shows such as "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "90210," "The Client List," and "Melissa and Joey" (via IMDb), many daytime television fans will remember that Donovan got his start on the NBC soap opera "Days of Our Lives," where he portrayed a legacy character named Jeremy Horton. 

Recently, while competing on the latest season of "Dancing With The Stars," he opened up about his acting career and revealed the real reason he was fired from the fan-favorite sudser.

Trevor Donovan opened up about his acting struggles

During this week's episode of "Dancing With The Stars," Trevor Donovan and the rest of the contestants were asked about their most memorable year and created a dance that coincided with that (via Gold Derby). Donovan chose 2009 and revealed that it was so memorable for him because that's when he was fired from his first big acting gig, on "Days of Our Lives."

Fans may remember that Donovan portrayed the character of Jeremy Horton on the soap opera. The son of Mike Horton and Robin Jacobs, Jeremy returned to Salem to stir up some trouble and break some hearts when he began dating Stephanie Johnson. The character fit in well with a group that also included Chelsea Brady, Abigail Deveraux, and Jett Carver. However, Donovan's time in Salem was cut short when the show fired him.

This week, the actor admitted that he was let go from the sudser because he would freeze up and panic while filming scenes. "I was a struggling actor," he said (via "I had booked 'Days of Our Lives,' a three-year contract. I was so excited. I finally got a job as a working actor, but I would get in front of the camera and just panic. There's similarities here with this dancing stuff. So they fired me."

Now that he's a more seasoned actor, "Days of Our Lives" viewers would likely love to see Donovan return to Salem.