Over the years, more and more professional athletes have revealed that they watch daytime soap operas! From baseball players, who watch it during the day if they are on the road before a night game, to pro football players, to professional wrestlers, many are just as addicted to ‘their stories’ as long time avid soap fans!
Add Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson of the newly crowned Super Bowl champions to the list of star athletes who love The Young and the Restless! So much so, he is even appearing on the number one soap in an upcoming episode on March 13th! So who did it come about? During a recent interview on “NFL Total Access,” Robinson revealed that his guilty pleasure is “watching the stories” on The Young and the Restless. When producers at the show learned of his interest, they invited him to make an appearance. Robinson jumped at the chance to visit Y&R and was thrilled when he found out that he had been written into an upcoming episode working with Daytime Emmy winner Eric Braeden, who stars as tycoon Victor Newman.
“It was an amazing experience! I’ve been a fan for years, and it was great to meet the personalities on the show,” Robinson says of his time on set. “I’ve always thought Y&R was the best show on daytime television because their storylines are always entertaining and intriguing. They welcomed me with open arms, and I felt like a part of the Y&R family.”
So, look for the fullback of the Super Bowl XLVIII champion Seattle Seahawks, to make his acting debut on CBS’s The Young and the Restless Thursday, March 13 (12:30-1:30 PM, ET; 11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, PT) on the CBS Television Network.
What do you think of athletes coming forward admitting their love for the soaps? Let us know!