The one and only Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) sent out a very heartfelt tweet last evening which showed her empathy and compassion for David Tom, who was let-go by The Young and the Restless as Billy Abbott!
As fans know now, Tom was replaced by actor Burgess Jenkins, after David returned to Y&R to reprise the role of Billy Abbott, after Billy Miller made the decision to exit the series. Melody tweeted: “@davidtom_23 I’ll miss U so much. Don’t let it get you down. U R a fabulous actor, friend, U R my family. Ur talent will take U where U belong! x”
Some fans of the series are now upset that Tom got fired for another actor, when he was finally hitting his stride and they became more accepting of his portrayal of Billy, while still others felt he was just not the right fit from the beginning and he never caught on. Now with Burgess Jenkins coming in to take on the role, will he be a bonafide success in the role? Time will tell!
What did you think of Melody’s sentiments to David? Let us know!