Burgess Jenkins, who wrapped his run back in November as Billy Abbott on The Young and the Restless, but whose last episode aired this week, took to Twitter on Friday to say his final goodbye to the number one soap opera. Jenkins tweeted: “Farewell GC, Thanks for the memories.”
His departure makes way for GH fan favorite Jason Thompson who will takeover the role on-air on the Wednesday January 13th episode. Jenkins leaves the show after only a year and half when he debuted back in June of 2014. The actor’s casting came about after Daytime Emmy winner David Tom was let-go following the series bringing him back to the role he originated. Tom returned after Daytime Emmy winner Billy Miller opted out of the part, and eventually headed to GH.
Back in November, Jenkins made this statement publicly: “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.”
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