The Young and the Restless (Y&R) spoilers tease that Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea) is leaving to start a new chapter. She’s putting Genoa City in the rearview mirror, but she’s still got lots of love for it. Egan recently sent out a tweet to confirm her departure and offer her gratitude.
“After much thought and six wonderful years, I have decided to leave The Young & the Restless,” Egan said. “I love this show (and this genre) so very much, and I am so grateful to this amazing cast and crew…” Egan wanted to give Joshua Morrow a special shout-out for being an awesome scene partner and friend. She thanked Morrow and called him “beyond wonderful.”
Egan added that everyone behind the scenes as been fantastic throughout her time there. She suggested that all the people at “Sony and CBS are truly the best at what they do.” Egan noted that she’d formed a family at The Young and the Restless, so it sounds like she’s really going to miss them.
Egan also wanted to acknowledge the viewers who spend their afternoons in GC. Without the audience, there’d be no show! “To you incredible fans, thank you for EVERYTHING,” Egan said. It’s nice of Egan to send some love to everyone who tunes in. Y&R watchers let their favorite characters into their homes every day, so it’s great when soap stars appreciate the support.
Finally, Egan offered a strong bit of hope for the future. She insisted that we shouldn’t think of this as a final farewell. Egan promised, “This isn’t goodbye. Truly. Just goodbye for now.” The Young and the Restless spoilers say the show will leave the door open for Egan’s return. Chelsea’s exit will be flexible enough to make a comeback possible and they don’t intend to recast.
Even if Egan can’t return full-time, maybe she’ll pop in for a short stint down the road. There would surely be some drama for Chelsea to be part of. Stay tuned for more info on Chelsea’s exit and the fallout it’s going to bring.
Are you bummed about Melissa Claire Egan’s departure? Will you miss seeing Chelsea around Genoa City? We’ll give you updates as other news comes in. Stick with Y&R and don’t forget to check CDL often for the latest Young and the Restless spoilers, updates and news.
— Melissa Claire Egan (@MClaireEgan) January 31, 2018
— Young & The Restless (@YRInsider) January 26, 2018