The Young and the Restless and Burgess Jenkins (Billy) confirmed on Monday that he is indeed exiting the number one daytime drama series.
Jenkins, in a statement related to the fans: “It”s been a terrific time, but after a lot of thought I have made the difficult decision to leave The Young and the Restless. Commuting back and forth from the East Coast where my home and family are based has been challenging. I’ve had a great ride in Genoa City and I will miss our talented cast and crew tremendously. I would like to thank all of the amazing fans for their support, Jill Farren Phelps and Chuck Pratt for their excellent leadership and everyone at Sony and CBS for this opportunity.”
In addition, there is no word yet or official confirmation that Y&R will be recasting the role at this time. Stay tuned as developments warrants, if there will indeed be a new Billy Abbott in Genoa City, or not.
So, what do you think of Burgess’ statement? Do you think the series should recast this once pivotal role to the canvas? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!