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74 November 15th, 2013 Y&R’s Amelia Heinle Confirms She Signed New Contract! Hopes Billy Miller Will Do The Same!

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News flash Villy fans! One half of the beloved duo of Genoa City has signed a new contract with the number one soap, and everyone is waiting with bated breath to find out about the other half!

Amelia Heinle confirmed tonight via her Twitter account that she has indeed signed a new contract with CBS’ The Young and the Restless, which will mark her ten year anniversary playing the role of Victoria Newman Abbott!  But Heinle also related that she hopes that her scene partner Billy Miller (Billy Abbott) will sign on too! As had been first reported by Daytime Confidential, it’s contract time for Miller.  Will he stay? Or, will he go?

Amelia tweeted, “Thank you for your continued support. I’m really happy to be staying for my tenth year on Y and R! Now we need Billy to sign on again too!”

She then added in regards to two-time Daytime Emmy winner Miller:  “He’s one of a kind and will be missed terribly if He goes. ‘ll do my best to convince Him to stay, that’s the truth, working with Billy is one of my favorite parts of this show.”

So, are you happy to hear Amelia Heinle is staying put?  What would you want to say to Billy Miller to convince him to stay with Y&R?  If the show would recast such a pivotal star and character such as Miller and Billy Abbott, do you think it could even work? Weigh-in!

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  1. Krissy says:

    No. Those two are EVERYTHING together

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    julia replied

    i wish billy would sign a new contract too..they r made for each other…

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  2. Mary says:

    Thrilled Amelia has resigned! Really hope Billy will too. They are amazing together! Favorite couple ever.

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    su0000 replied

    No way.. they are a terrible couple..
    I always hoped Billy would somehow be free of Victoria, he deserved someone better, Victoria is so annoying .. lol..
    I adore Billy but Victoria, yuck .
    I wish this were turned around and Victoria would be leaving and Billy would stay :)

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    snnn789 replied

    I like Billy and Victoria together. Billy You Are So sexy!
    To the women on the show, EAT!

    SZima replied

    I kinda agree…I’m neutral on AH.
    She can stay or go, but Billy really needs to re-sign. I would love to see him with someone else, but I can tolerate AH if I have to. Billy is the only one who makes her watchable.

  3. Patrick says:

    Amelia Heinle: You, as well; are 1 of a kind.

    i’m so besotted… with: Billy and Victoria… the one true staple… couple… character actors’ who deliver day in and day out… the two actors’ who are constant: in that they real – Serial. romance, heartache, command, belong… give and take… and always step up to the plate.

    I, along with: Billy Miller: I truly hope YOU sign.. with

    couples who reign:

    1. Bill and Victoria – they personify Y&R … so real it hurts… quagmire. We wish for
    2. Adam and Sharon – SHOULD BE… why not? is beyond comprehension… Legacy
    3. Jill and Colin – they bring back FUN, laughter, hugging, kissing, foreplay.. romantic

    I have to add… Michael and Tracy…. man… Carmine refueled this couple… BIG

    wishful: Stitch… AND: Chloe… she is charming… allure, they’d grativate toward each other… HOT!

    on the horizon: Cynthia Watros!

    dang! I so wish Robert newman… was on DAYS!

    Amelia: I love your presence… you are my heartbeat for Genoa City

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    Patrick replied

    *grativate

    “gravitate…. Yum!

    ———–

    how about Robert Newman on DAYS w/ Kayla or Kate or Hope

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  4. Molly says:

    Thrilled Amelia is staying and so very much hoping Billy will re-sign as well. They are both loved very much. I can’t imagine Billy Abbott being played by anyone else. Nor can I imagine Villy with anyone other than Billy and Amelia. They are special. Very special.

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  5. su0000 says:

    I can live very happily without Victoria. I never liked her ..
    But!
    Billy I like! and I would miss Billy if he decides to move on ..

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    rita replied

    I really hope Billy signs on again, as I have said before he is one of the best if not the best, it wont be the same I have posted on a lot of sites for him to stay. does he read them who knows, also Im okay with Victoria, they make a good couple and she does stand by him, so c’mon Billy stayyyyyyyyyyyyy

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  6. Patrick says:

    Look at the way “they smile @ each other”

    beautiful

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  7. Irma says:

    I believe it won’t be the same with out him as they are my absolute favorite couple and no one could now replace him it wouldn’t work. He is perfect for the role and please sign on for more wonderful “Villy” scenes. She signed on but its only a celebration if you have both. I don’t know if I watch this show anymore as to me they are the most interesting couple and actors on the show everyone else is great but they make me laugh and smile. So please billy miller don’t go you are on the best show possible.

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  8. Ron Davis says:

    I would love for Billy to stay and he and Victoria finally give birth to thier own baby. I would also like Victor to finally accept Billy into the Newman family.

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    Pamela Butler replied

    Yes…she should get pregnant any day now..but with twins…

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  9. heidi says:

    Happy Amelia signed and will hope Billy will too!!!

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  10. JFKSCW says:

    I love “Billy” and “Victoria” together. These past few weeks, dealing with Delia’s tragedy, have been awesome. Billy Miller has turned in several Emmy Award-winning performances and isn’t that what the Y&R strives for? You’ve GOT to stay Billy. I told you 5 years ago when I met you that you’re a “great” actor and I haven’t changed my mind. Amelia’s a native of the Valley of the Sun (where I live), so I can’t help but root for her.

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  11. robert says:

    Hope Billy Miller will stay.

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  12. Lew S says:

    Just read that negotiations are not going well for Billy Miller and they are auditioning for another Billy. If Jill Farren Phelps thinks this will fly, she is out of her friggin mind! If Billy Miller walks, I hope they write the character off. I am still not on board with the recasts of Abby and Kyle.

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    Irma replied

    You are so right about the recast of kyle and abby to me they are boring and unimportant now and now I can’t watch their scenes.

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    Kelly replied

    Me too! Big mistake letting Rylan go in the beginning and the last NuKyle. This one is just a flop.

    CYNDIKATE replied

    OH MY THE WORST REPLACEMENT EVER. KYLE IS TERRIBLE. WHEN THERE IS A SCENE WITH SEVERAL NEW PEOPLE I LEAVE THE ROOM. HERE THEY ARE. KYLE, ABBY, HILERY, LESLEY, AND TYLOR. MAYBE RYLAN TOOK OFF BECAUSE SHE DID NOT LIKE THE WAY ABBY WAS GOING. ONE MORE THINK. THE WOMEN OF 50 CUT YOUR HAIR INT WOMAN HAIRCUTS. THAT LONG STRINGY HAIR IS FOR THE KIDS. GET THAT NIKKI, JILL, TRACEY, BE WOMEN. YOU LOOK SO MUCH BETTER. OH BY THE WAY I LOVE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, BEEN WATCHING SINCE 1973

    sally replied

    I so agree….still trying to like the Abby, Kyle recast. Billy Miller is Billy Abbott, if they try to recast him it will be a big big mistake….please keep BILLY

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    k/kay replied

    Totally agree about the long hair and we might want to talk to some of the wardrobe people dressing these women in two sizes too small just looks stupid. The actor who plays nu/Kyle is an FOJ he is not going anywhere. Also the character of Abby is an FOJ funny how we viewers have to suffer because we have no professionals in the room.

  13. Linda says:

    I love all the scenes with BILLY MILLER. He is a great actor and truly hope he stays. He does his character so well, he is so believable. AND FUNNY….I love his fun stuff.
    PLEASE STAY BILLY.

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  14. lisa says:

    My favorite Y&R couple – LOVE,LOVE,LOVE Billy and Victoria …they have one of the best storylines going right now (albeit a sad one),but they are doing an incredible job.
    Glad Amelia has resigned and YES PLEASE, Billy, resign on the dotted line.
    You two rock.

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  15. Mary SF says:

    They are a classic couple in the same league as Romeo and Juliet– two members of warring families, falling in love and trying to stay together despite the odds against them. And I have like seeing a married couple work through their problems instead of having affairs and multiple divorces. And the two actors playing these characters at the moment have a lovely rapport and chemistry between them. It isn’t your typical smoldering sexuality that most soap couples seem to have, but it is more sweet and playful, but passionate when it has to be. But that being said I fear Mr. Miller might want to leave on a high note. I sincerely doubt anything they can do with Billy from now on could top the material he was given during DeeDee’s death and aftermath scenes. He might feel as an actor he has done all he could with this character and might want to explore different roles. So lets hope for the best, but not be shock if he decides to move on.

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  16. Dianne Baker says:

    Billy must stay.. I love the connection between Billy and Victoria.. Billy is a awesome actor and man what a killer smile.. Please resign Billy. I have been watching Y&R since 1976..This is coming from a faithful Y&R fan..

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  17. Emily says:

    Super happy to hear that Amelia inked a new contract. Can only hope she can talk some sense into Billy and encourage him to stay as well. The pair is so great together I can’t imagine them with anyone else. They are the perfect duo and no other actor could take their place. I hope to see them together for a long time to come. Billy and Victoria all the way! Xoxo

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  18. Gina Orlando says:

    Love Billy Miller! He just can’t go. Period.

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  19. Shawna says:

    I cannot relate to her version of Victoria Newman at all. I also think the character of Victoria, in her incarnation destroys the character of Billy Abbott. I hope Miller moves on to other projects and I am terribly sad to hear they are not recasting Victoria or making some huge move to give the role back to Heather Tom.

    Billy Miller can do so much better. He is super talented and this is a business, she can’t convince him to stay..haha, no one can. If he gets the contracts he wants, he stays…that’s it. I really would love to see him in Primetime and Movies. I can’t stand the version of Billy Newman he plays now, so I am ready for him to move on, have been for years.

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    Johnny replied

    All due respect to your opinion…I was so happy Heather Tom left the role. I could never ever ever get on board with her Victoria. She was surly, unlikeable, miserable, bitchy all the time for no reason whatsoever. She wasn’t a villain, she wasn’t a heroine…I just never got where they were going with her or what her throughline was. She always had a perma-scowl on her face. Amelia Heinle’s Victoria is warm and loving and tough when she needs to be but you know underneath she is a fragile little girl never quite sure of herself. She is someone to root for to have happiness. Heather Tom is a very good actress…I just never got, understood or liked her version of Victoria. A lot of that was the writing, of course.

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    Donna Bates replied

    She’s now on Bold and Beautiful doing the same thing. I never liked her as Victoria. Amelia does the rold more justice, and she blends with Billy. Good fit.

  20. Jeff says:

    Good for her, she is a very classy and understated actress. Together her and Billy Miller radiate chemistry!!

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  21. Misty says:

    The two actors that stand out on Y&R now are Billy Miller and Michael Muhney. They are the future of this show. If Sony/CBS were to lose either of them, they’d be fools. I don’t think Steve Burton has added one thing since he arrived. As for Daniel Goddard and Joshua Morrow, they need to take some acting classes.

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    jaybird369 replied

    Misty…girlfriend…I completely agree with you about Steve Burton. More and more, SB adds NOTHING to Y&R…AT ALL!!!!! All he does is unfairly hog on-air time. No Thank You. And, as for this stupid-ass bullshit storyline where Dylan is Nikki’s long-lost son…again…No Thank You. VERY, VERY DUMB AS HELL!!!!!

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  22. k/kay says:

    Hasn’t Billy Miller pulled this the last three years? I want a chance to do primetime etc. etc. blah blah blah. Hey Billy Miller you might want to talk to MG/Daniel how much has he been doing since he left. Y&R wrote him a storyline so he could seek another emmy and I guess he is still not happy.

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    Patrick replied

    yes, he has: oh, those contact negotiations…

    never.. have we fans have had to pay so much attention to the production…

    especially the writing…
    now it’s everything… ie: writing, directing, producing… casting… oh… for the glory days.. when we had it all….

    having said that…

    soap fodder… it’s billy miller’ right…
    but… if, he didn’t make prime time.. his first two years during… contract negotiations.. he should just sign… a cost of living increase… his due… and just commit to being (co-chair) MR. Y&R w/Adam.

    and thee lady herself… Amelia Heinle… Ms. Genoa City

    We love you Billy, Amelia, and Michael…

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  23. Beacon says:

    She knows that Billy has to stay because with out him, Victoria has become a dead weight. Heather Tom carried that character without needing a scene partner with AH struggles if she doesn’t have Billy to play off against.

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    Patrick replied

    sorry… have to naysay: I disagree.

    Amelia Heinle emobodies All Woman.

    Heather Tom had that plumpish child look….

    whereas, Amelia Heinle… fully celebrates her womanhood… and should… she’s ooh la la sensual – she captivates – makes Men smile – grin – giddy – laugh – tear up
    “IN LOVE”

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    Donna Bates replied

    Agreed Patrick. Victoria has never been without a man, but Bily is her soulmate. He has to stay.

    Pamela Butler replied

    Not..though i like Heather..she is no Amelia…and no. Victoria anymore. Amelia embodies Victoria…purty but not.. sexy..but not..yes she’s a great match for Y R

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  24. jaybird369 says:

    I hope and pray to God that Billy Miller signs that new Y&R contract already!!!!! He is VERY CLEARLY THE BEST Billy Abbott that Y&R has ever had…which is more than I can say for some of the other actors who have played Billy Abbott in the past. Back in the day, my LEAST FAVORITE actor in the role of Billy Abbott was Ryan Brown… aka HORRIBLE RE-CASTING!!!!! No Thank You. Bottom Line here: Billy Miller…dude…PLEASE sign that new Y&R contract already!!!!! You and Amelia Heinle are BEYOND MAGICAL on-screen. Remember that.

    Peace.

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    Patrick replied

    “… Bottom Line here: Billy Miller…dude…PLEASE sign that new Y&R contract already!!!!! You and Amelia Heinle are BEYOND MAGICAL”

    CBS/Sony/Y&R

    you need this couple
    you need Amelia and Billy to be as one
    this couple reign suprememe… two warring families connect… as it should be

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  25. Irma says:

    The ratings recently rose because of billy and amelia and this show will loose many fans if this decision goes through including me.

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  26. Dee Whittenbarger says:

    Billy has to stay he is My Favorite Character, Besides you are the only one not afraid of The Great Victor Newman hahaha!! I have been watching this Soap from the minute it was televised, and Billy’s Character is so Sincere great Actor with Emotions in his part. Love You Billy !!!

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  27. Chevjuls says:

    When it’s time to sign contracts Billy Miller always holding out for more money, he should be glad that he has a job, AMC and OLTL don’ t have job, hire one of them to replace him.

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    k/kay replied

    That is why I said what I did above when he first came on I really liked him but he wears on me with the same goofy smile I still say no one is irreplaceable someone who is good can always make the character their own. Terry Lester/Jack was a friend and I never thought anyone could replace him but PB did and his take of Jack is different but it works.

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  28. Connie says:

    Billy is playing an awesome part. Just wish the writers would move forward and not spend so much time on one topic. I look forward to Y & R and record it everyday so as not to miss an episode. If they continue to loose the good characters, I am afraid that fans will begin to loose interest. I have been watching Y & R since the first show many, many years ago.

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  29. Julie says:

    Oh billy please stay, your character is awesome and you do so well with.the part!!! No one could ever take your place, and cograts amelia for 10 yrs, hopefully many more :) much love, one of Y&R biggest fans!!!

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  30. Donna Bates says:

    Billy, please don’t go. You and Amelia make a dynamic duo. I was so touched by your reactions to Delia’s death, I was bawling like a baby here in Texas. You are a very convincing Billy Abbot and we need you to stay for Victoria. She needs you. You are half of a great team. Hey, I would like to see Delia visit Billy like John visits Jack to give him peace of mind and to let him know she is okay. Let’s see that happen. I want Billy to get some relief from his grief and come back to Vicki and Johnny. They need you!!!! He needs to see Delia as well. Thanks and please stay Billy!!!!!!!!!!!! You’re the best!!!!

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    Patrick replied

    “…I want Billy to get some relief from his grief and come back to Vicki and Johnny. They need you!!!! ”

    I bawled with -

    it’s not complete till we know this twosome is on the mend.. and knowing each other.

    Billy and Victoria ARE – so responsive to each other – it’s mindblowing how loving this pair are

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  31. BILLIE MCMULIN says:

    BILLY, I KNOW YOU WILL WANT TO DO OTHER PROJECTS SO IF YOU CAN WORK IT OUT IN YOUR CONTRACT – PLEASE STAY ON Y & R AND STILL DO YOUR OTHER DESIRED MOVIES, PLAYS, WHAT EVER IT TAKES SO YOU CAN STAY. YOU ARE ONE OF A KIND AND I’VE BEEN WITH Y & R SINCE DAY ONE.
    BEST WISHES IN WHAT EVER YOU DECIDE BUT WE ALL WANT YOU TO STAY.

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    BILLIE MCMULIN replied

    BILLY, I HOPE YOU CAN WORK IT OUT SO YOU CAN STAY ON Y & R AND ALSO DO YOUR OTHER DESIRED PROJECTS- YOU HAVE MADE BILLY ABBOTT A MEMORABLE CHARACTER – WOULD HATE TO LOSE YOU.

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  32. BILLIE MCMULIN says:

    BILLY, PLEASE STAY!

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  33. Janet Jermann says:

    please don’t go Billy. We live you on the show.Deedee would love for you to stay. Need I say more?

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  34. Pamela Butler says:

    I love them both..together…however do we have a choice. I have three sons one that looks and acts like Billy..one look like Nick and one that looks like Adam..not to mention they’re girgeous wives. come on my pg.take a look. Stay Billy or I just might have to pimp your char.

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  35. Arlene says:

    Billy and Vicki are sexy together. Love them.

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  36. Nancy Davis says:

    I have always felt that the 2 of them made a great team,For me it is very important that Billy stay,With the story going the way it is with DD,I have never had to deal with the death of a child but this story line has given me alot to think about and help friends who have lost a child,PLEASE Billy stay,To many people leaving and it is just not the same so lets keep the good ones,PLEASE,We love the 2 of you as the strong couple,it gives some of us hope,I like how the show has brought in real life events,No one can take your place,,,,

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  37. laura says:

    The Y&R has had to many changes already. If Billy leaves more people will be upset. They need to appreciate the people who make them they #1 soap. Please do whatever is necessary to keep him and the other important stars,

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  38. Debbie says:

    I love both of them some actors just can’t be replaced and those two are good examples

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  39. Vicki says:

    C’mon Billy!! Stay like Jeanie Cooper did!! You are brilliant and the show needs you!
    Thank you Amelia! You and Billy have AMAZING on screen chemistry ! I hope you both stay
    However you would be just as amazing should he chose to leave.
    Amelia….could you convince Michelle to come back? That on line project is horrible
    And I miss her and her character on the show!
    Thanks!

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  40. Diana says:

    I truly hope that Billy signs that contract. Don’t break up the Victoria/ Billy duo. They are great together. As for Kyle, this guy doesn’t fit the character like the old Kyle did.

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  41. Patricia says:

    All I can say to Billy is stay, stay, stay, the show won’t be the same without you!!! And that’s the truth! AND, Congrats Amelia, hope to see you for another 10 years!!

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  42. Beverly says:

    I am glad Amelia is staying on as Victoria….I hope Billy and Y & R are able to work out the sticky points that is keeping him from resigning. He wants to stay. I want him to stay. Victoria and Billy go together like peanut butter and jelly……nobody else could play that part as well as Billy Miller.

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  43. Dee says:

    I love both of them!!! They make a perfect couple and their roles have also written them to be a “real life” couple that deals with real issues. They can re-cast the role of Billy with someone else, but, it would really ruin the magic that these two share as a couple. I would definitely not be as good of a show without him. He has that “look” that can’t be duplicated. PLEASE STAY BILLY MILLER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  44. jenny says:

    come on billy young and the restless would be no good with out you cannot have Victoria with out billy they are like cheese and chalk both go togeather zo come on put pen to paper.

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  45. Katja says:

    I’m really glad that Amelia stays with the show. I hope, Billy will, too, and the writers don’t split them on the show. I had the idea that Victoria might fall for Dylan when I saw the Vetran Day’s episode. In that case, Nikki would need to come out about Dylan being her son – and Vikki’s brother.
    The role of Billy could be recast but they won’t find a better actor.

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  46. kaffe says:

    A Jason Q. Morgan recast

    Maybe?
    Jason vs Silas?

    Intresting

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  47. Tammy says:

    I hope Billy signs – he’s an amazing actor and too many have already left.

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  48. Cindy says:

    I sincerely hope that Billy stays. I love Billy and Victoria together. His acting skills are great for this part and it wouldn’t be the same without him.

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  49. Ronnie says:

    I just love Billy and I hate what the writters created with this story line … It’s too sad and to watch Billy go through this , well it’s like it’s real and it’s heart breaking . Billy s the BEST and nobody could even come close to replacing him …. If he leaves it will be more than we can take ! I’ll be done with Y&R , everybody is gone and now the show is too sad and depressing …… PLEASE BILLY STAY !

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  50. Joshua says:

    Billy Miller is AMAZING.

    And this show needs to kick Steve Burton’s azz to the curb and give Miller his $$$, too, to keep him!!

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  51. Irma says:

    Ok just heard he is definitely leaving and my question is when is his last appearance so I know when to stop watching?

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