The Young and the Restless: Jill Farren Phelps Using Billy With Kelly Storyline To Hide David Tom’s Horrible Acting?

The Young and the Restless: Jill Farren Phelps Using Billy With Kelly Storyline To Hide David Tom’s Horrible Acting?

Yesterday, Feb 25, on The Young and the Restless Billy Abbott threw fans for a loop when he confessed to Jack he actually had feelings for Kelly. When Billy’s daughter Delia passed away Billy met Kelly at a grief group, and cheated on his wife Victoria with her. Jack asked Billy if he was in love with Kelly, and instead of denying the allegation, Billy confessed he may be. Meanwhile Victoria paid Stitch a visit, and he encouraged Victoria to forgive Billy because he wants Kelly all to himself. This isn’t the first time Billy has betrayed Victoria, and she has no intention of letting him off the hook for sleeping with Kelly any time soon.

David Tom recently took on the role of Billy Abbott, after Y&R producer Jill Farren Phelps let Billy Miller go, the recent cast change-up hasn’t been met by a lot of support from Y&R fans. Y&R fans have made it pretty clear that the chemistry between Victoria and Billy has suffered since David Tom took on the role. Could Jill Farren Phillips have added in the Billy and Kelly storyline because she knew David Tom couldn’t compete with obvious chemistry that Billy Miller and Amelia Heinle had? Fans are having a hard time seeing Billy and Victoria together, so Phelps has decided to pair him up with a totally different Y&R character.

Were you shocked when Billy confessed to Jack that he had feelings for Kelly? Do you think this is just producer Jill Farren Phelps’ way of covering up the poor chemistry between David Tom and the actress that plays Victoria, Amelia Heinle? Share your theories in the comment section below. And, don’t forget to check CDL tomorrow for more of The Young and the Restless spoilers and juicy details.



  • Robert

    The New Billy sucks ,nothing like old Billy

  • jae430

    …haven’t watched since end of January for obvious reasons – can not stand to watch any more of JFP’s butchering of my once beloved ‘story’ – couldn’t wait to get home from work & relax w/Y&R on my DVR, but not missin’ it at all – without MM & BM it is a waste of time – just sayin’ ; )

  • T& C Newland

    Seems that the biggest problem centers around Jill Phelps!! Making rash decisions with interesting characters with longevity is certainly an indication that there should be a quick decision to remove Phelps, bring back Billy Miller, and negotiate with Michelle Stafford. Was there absolute proof re: Michael Muhney? Should have been a court case, or something other than just”fire” him! My Husband and I watch Y & R every day, however, someone’s schizophrenic handling has us beginning to wonder why anymore! SOMEONE DO SOMETHING, before it’s too late. ……………….T & C Newland

  • Richard Reeves

    It’s the writers that suck,not David Tom’s acting.Billy Miller would not be that much different.And Billy never confessed to loving Kelly OMG!
    Kelly is going to be paired up with Jack anyhow so it doesn’t matter.
    Billy should never have been paired up with Kelly to begin with no matter which actor is playing him.
    And who the hell cares if David is nothing like Miller.He’s talking Billy in a new direction & so be it.I would love to see Lauren Woodland who played Britney Hodges return to Y&R.It’s been 9 years since she was last on.I would love to see David paired up with her again to see how their chemistry is now.

  • don

    I will not comment DT performance now as the adult Billy until they go further with the storyline and the new direction (let’s face it) until make any judgement of his performance but he did play to role 12 years ago and back then his performance was good and won an emmy for it.

  • jk

    I have watched The Young and the Restless for 35 years+ (since high school) I’m a close to quitting, since Jill Phelps has been making changes. The story line is becoming ridiculous. The final straw for me might be the new Billy and Neal’s ultimatum!

  • Bev

    Fire Jill Farren Phelps. This new Billy sucks. I don’t care who you pair him up with, he sucks. The writers also need to come up with some better story lines.

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  • Stacia

    Good grief people, David has transitioned seamlessly into the roll. This is a soap opera. No two characters stay together forever. It was time for a change.

    • BillyAbbottFan

      A lot of these longtime viewers forget how upset people were when David left. Nor do I think the sole burden should have been on Y&R to keep Billy Miller; if he was truly committed to being on the show, a “brief project” wouldn’t have prompted him to walk away.
      That said, I have never liked Jill Farren Phelps and it astounds me that after all the other soaps she ruined she still has a job. Geez, I could do a better job. And I’d be thrilled to write Billy for David Tom OR Billy Miller. Pretty sure I could do a great job. :D

  • BillyAbbottFan

    David Tom succeeded in a lot more than just having good chemistry with Ashley Bashioum. He had great chemistry with the entire Abbott clan. Part of the difference was better writing back then. DT hasn’t played Billy in 12 years, give him a chance to reacclimate. I appreciate Billy Miller’s popularity and what he did for the role, and of course being upset about why he was leaving, but a lot of these storylines were already in the works, and the timing was bad for the actor to want to go, even temporarily. And until Miller came along no one had been successful in filling David Tom’s shoes as Billy. I’d like to think a character wouldn’t change directions for an actor, as you should write for the character but I know better. Hopefully chemistry between the actors will develop, and DT will get his feet back under him. He certainly has the talent. Jumping into playing a grieving parent who’d just learned who hit his daughter, without being the one to have played that out has to be tough.

  • Ellen Ann

    David Tom ”can” act but in the role of Billy Abbott he is horrible.
    Why don’t you put in him in the storyline with him and Jack trying to win Kelly’s affections. He looks good with her and so does Jack.
    The real problem is not the actors it’s the head writer who needs to fired herself. Why is the BELL family putting up with this? Do they want the show to be cancelled if they do then keep turning a blind eye like they been doing as JFP destroys the show and it ends up the same place AMC and OLTL did. I think its time for the actors to speak up and stop all this nonsense. What was good at ”general hospital is not good at ”young and restless”. Does anybodyelse think it’s strange that right after she shows up to write for the show that actors are leaving in droves. Phyllis, Adam, Billy, Kyle, i don’t think it is a coincidence and i heard a rumor that Avery was next.

  • Racquel Garnette

    David Tom can’t act at all. Maybe Jill Farren Phelps is using David Tom to cover up his horrible acting with the Kelly storyline. If anyone who doesn’t want to comment about David Tom shows that the person really likes David Tom on the show. It is 3 months now and it is time to comment about his acting. David Tom needs to join another tv show.

  • Connie

    Fire Jill.Get Adam and Billy back.I have been watching Y and R since it started.Get back where we all want !!! The new Billy cannot act.