As I previously mentioned, the role of Kelly on The Young and the Restless has to be recast because Cynthia Watros, who has played the role up until now, will be leaving to star in the just--picked-up MTV series Finding Carter.
TV Guide named her replacement this morning and the new Kelly will be former All My Children and As the World Turns Emmy-winning actress Cady McClain.
Watros' last airdate is April 16. McClain will take over on-air on April 24.
TV Guide goes on to say that the recast was necessary because even though Jack Abbot knows that Kelly slept with his brother Billy, the two are going to become a couple.
Watros took to Twitter to say: "I LOVED being on Y and R. A big hug to the cast and crew! You guys rock! My fans and my not fans. I love you. I hope I didn't let you down."
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