CASTING SHAKE-UPS ROCK THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

Jun 01 2012, 10:23 AM by Christine Montgomery

BREAKING NEWS: Big changes are afoot over at The Young And The Restless set. The comings and goings cast changes have many worried that their favourite could be the next to go. 

The rumours have been circulating for a while, but it was only recently confirmed by Emmy-nominated actress, Eileen Davidson that she had been let go from The Young and the Restless cast. The news surprised cast, fans and the actress herself.

Davidson took to Twitter to confirm the news to all of her fans.

"Last week I lost my childcare. This week I lost my job! It all works out because I don't need a babysitter if I'm not working." She later added "It's official! I've been let go from YandR. Not really sure exactly why, but in the big picture I guess it doesn't really matter.

Eileen Davidson will be leaving the cast of Y&R  

Davidson originated the role of Ashley Abbott in 1982 and has made numerous exits and comeback throughout the year. Speculation has Davidson returning to Days Of Our Lives after repeated whispers that the show can't wait to get her back on set now that she is a free agent again. Davidson previously appeared on Days of our Lives starting in 1993 and played 5 different characters during her time there.

A final airdate for the actress has not yet been announced.  

Yvonne Zima has also been let go from the show and insiders ominously stated "she will not be back this time." Zima's character Daisy has been one of the most hated character's in the history of Daytime Soaps. The question remains, will her character be leaving Genoa City in a body bag or of her own free will? Stay tuned....

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In other casting news, as previously reported, Heather Stevens will be returning with a new face and a fierce attitude. Her return comes about when newly appointed District Attorney, Michael Baldwin, offers her a position working alongside him. Jennifer Landon has been cast in the contract role of Heather Stevens and was last seen over at deceased sister soap As the World Turns. For those that don't already know, Landon is the daughter of deceased beloved actor Michael Landon.  

Are fans excited to see Landon return to her Daytime roots, or do you secretly wish Eden Riegel was reprising the role as Paul's tough-as-nails daughter?

On a happier note.....

Jeff Branson will be returning to Y&R 

Jeff Branson is returning to The Young and the Restless. Great news! He was last seen on the canvas in February when Ronan left his mother Nina heartbroken after leaving town on another super secret assignment. There as been much speculation over what exactly Ronan Malloy will be walking into upon his return to Genoa City. What are his reasons for returning? And now that Phyllis is engaged and Chloe is hitched, can we expect to see romance bloom once again for Ronan and Heather? 

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Lastly, newly SORAS'd Fenmore Baldwin will return this month in the form of recently casted Max Ehrich, alongside newly SORAS'd Summer Newman played by recently casted Lindsay Bushman.

All of these changes in the month of May have me anxious to see what's in store over at The Young and the Restless for the month of June. Can't wait!

How are you feeling about all of these casting changes? Who are you excited to see go? And who are you anxious to welcome back into the Y&R fold?

 

Photos: Getty

 

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