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Paulette Cohn

Cady McClain Takes Over as Kelly on The Young and the Restless

By February 26, 2014

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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."

Photo courtesy: Getty Images/Ben Gabbe


March 3, 2014 at 9:29 am
(1) ellen agugliaro says:

when is Phyllis coming back? the new Billy, did he play on as the world turns? I have been a fan of both soups for the time they have been on the air. I miss everyone one ATWT. Would like to know what Dr. Bob is doing and Kim. I once saw the character, Kim in a movie with Eric Braeden. She was as lovely as the day ATWT closed. Thank you for any information you can afford. ellie A.

March 4, 2014 at 6:22 pm
(2) Paulette Cohn says:

David Tom was on All My Children. I don’t see that he was ever on As The World Turns.

April 17, 2014 at 7:22 pm
(3) joan says:

never did like cady mcclain. saw her yesterday on y&r…not impressed

April 17, 2014 at 9:37 pm
(4) doreen says:

I am thinking that Cady will come across as a more confident and powerful Kelli and am looking forward to seeing her take on this role.

April 18, 2014 at 3:18 am
(5) Roo says:

I am really going to miss Watros and I hope she comes bk when she can. Roo

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