The Young and the Restless (Y&R) spoilers tease that one CBS soap star is wrapping up his run. Y&R fans know Daniel Goddard as Cane Ashby, but he won’t be hanging around GC for much longer since he has been fired. On Instagram, Goddard shared the shocker with his fans. He admitted he was torn about revealing where things were headed, but he ultimately felt like opening up was the right call.
“It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that I will no longer be part of the cast of the Young and the Restless,” Goddard said. “I am as shocked and gutted as you are… I almost didn’t post but I felt that the most loyal & loving fans an actor could wish for deserved to know and watch the last story arc knowing the rich meaning behind it.”
Daniel Goddard also wanted to express his gratitude for the role and offer an explanation. “I am forever grateful for the 13 years I have been a part of the Y&R family… but sadly it seems that without Neil and Lily there just is no Cane,” Goddard admitted. This is clearly a major casting shakeup since Goddard’s been part of the show for so long.
Of course, it’s possible some behind-the-scenes issues were a factor. Goddard has always been supportive of the “Lane” pairing, which makes sense considering tons of “Lane” fans support him. However, Goddard didn’t seem as eager to promote Cane’s pairing with Traci Abbott (Beth Maitland).
The Cane and Traci story was eventually scrapped, which Cane sent off screen for a couple months. It seemed like Y&R was struggling to find a new direction for Cane until this will storyline came along. There’s apparently a reason this whole thing has been a real head-scratcher. Cane feels dropped into this story as a way of taking him off canvas.
On the bright side, perhaps it means everything will get sorted out and Devon Hamilton (Bryton James) will keep his money. There’s just no logical way Katherine Chancellor (Jeanne Cooper) left the bulk of her fortune to Cane, especially not Cane alone. There would’ve been a Lily Winters (Christel Khalil) mention in there somewhere if that’d been Katherine’s intention. Authenticated pages mean nothing if the woman hired was bribed or duped somehow.
Regardless, The Young and the Restless spoilers say they’ll build to some bombshells as Cane’s departure approaches. Will Cane at least get a happily ever after with Lily? Will they reunite and live elsewhere? If so, that might be the silver lining for “Lane” fans! Are surprised that Daniel Goddard has been fired from Y&R? We’ll give you updates as other Y&R details emerge. Stay tuned to the CBS soap and don’t forget to check CDL often for the latest Young and the Restless spoilers, updates and news.
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It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that I will no longer be part of the cast of the Young and the Restless. I am as shocked and gutted as you are… I almost didn’t post but I felt that the most loyal & loving fans an actor could wish for deserved to know and watch the last story arc knowing the rich meaning behind it. I am forever grateful for the 13 years I have been a part of the Y&R family… but sadly it seems that without Neil and Lily there just is no Cane. 💔 #yr