The Young and the Restless spoilers tease that Jill Farren Phelps may be killing off a veteran character in the upcoming months. In Issue 99 of Soap Opera Uncensored, insider Nelson Branco reveals there are rumors on the Y&R set that JFP is wielding her infamous axe again, and another star is about to get the boot. Branco claims, “In story news, rumor has it a veteran character will learn he has cancer. Whispers around set suggest Y&R may kill off the character and free up a longtime coupling.”
Well, there are several veteran characters that come to mind, but one stands out in particular, namely Christian LeBlanc. LeBlanc has played the part of Michael Baldwin on The Young and the Restless for over twenty years, so he is definitely classified as a veteran. And, his relationship with his wife Lauren Fenmore is unarguably a “longtime coupling,” and dates back to the late 90’s. Don’t want to believe it? Neither do we, but it gets worse. According to our exclusive CDL The Young and the Restless spoiler source on Thursday August 21st Michael’s wife Lauren pressures him to go see a doctor because she is concerned there is something seriously wrong with him, he has been extremely tired lately and hasn’t been acting like himself. Of course Michael shoots her down and denies that there is anything wrong with him.
Christian LeBlanc was at one point a key player in Genoa City, and even won three Emmy’s for Leading Actor in the early 2000’s. However, since Jill Farren Phelps took over the CBS soap opera, we see Michael about once a week and his storylines have been growing less and less important as time goes on. If JFP is firing him, then she has made sure to put LeBlanc on the backburner in hopes of lowering the number of crazed fans that will protest the soap opera when she does.
What do you think Y&R fans? Do you believe the rumors that a veteran is going to be killed off? Who do you think it will be, Michael LeBlanc or a different actor? Share your thoughts and theories in the comments below and don’t forget to check CDL tomorrow for more The Young and the Restless spoilers and recaps.
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