Reports are swirling this morning and one in particular which comes directly from Christel Khalil’s (Lily Winters) website. It now appears that the fan favorite and recent Daytime Emmy winner for Outstanding Younger Actress may be indeed out at the number one sudser, The Young and the Restless.
In a statement posted at ChristelKhalil.net by her webmaster it says, “Rumors can be such an ugly thing so here is the answer floating about the internet. Christel Khalil is indeed leaving The Young and the Restless. It is not her decision to leave. An agreement could not be reached during contract negotiations. I have confirmed this information with the source. At this time I do not have an end date for Christel’s last appearance on The Young and the Restless. The casting call posted by Soap Opera Digest yesterday is indeed a casting call for a new “Lily Winters Ashby”.
The casting call being referenced is for an African-American character who is: “Vivacious, energetic, ambitious. She’s a mom balancing work and family. She’s had her share of tough times, but always bounces back from even the most trying situations. Sexy, romantic, fun-loving, with a delightful sense of humor and an eternal twinkle in her eyes.”
So soapers, how would you feel if Christel is out at Y&R? Let us know!