'Saved by the Bell' star Lark Voorhies felt 'hurt' after being left out of reboot

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Lark Voorhies was left feeling “slighted and hurt” after learning she’d not been invited to take part in the reboot of her much-loved TV show Saved By The Bell.

The 45-year-old actress starred as the fashion-forward Lisa Turtle in 86 episodes of the programme from 1989 to 1992.

But when it came to rebooting the series, Lark wasn’t included – despite her former co-stars Tiffani Thiessen, Elizabeth Berkley, Mario Lopez and Mark-Paul Gosselaar all returning.

Reflecting on the snub on The Dr. Oz Show on Tuesday, Lark, who was primarily on the show to talk about her bipolar diagnosis, read a passage from one of her journals, sharing: “I have to admit I did feel a bit slighted and hurt when I was not invited to be part of the Saved by the Bell reunion, as well as other cast members events.

“Yet, of course, I also realized that having this puzzling disorder may have played a major part in that factual decision. With that in mind, I am truly thankful for having had the chance to work on a show that has been so successful.”

Lark has also been excluded from numerous bonding events her castmates have had since the show ended, such as a dinner last year to celebrate “30 years of friendship,”

And on being left out of such social occasions, the screen star mused: “They have the right to do that and they’re happy in their element and they can have it, certainly… (But) family isn’t kept complete without its lead.”

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Dustin Diamond, who played Screech in the teen TV show, is also not expected to be part of the reboot.

The Saved by the Bell revival will air on NBC’s planned streaming service, Peacock.

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