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Eileen Davidson Confirms Exit From Y&R

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After reports surfaced that Eileen Davidson was leaving her role of Ashley Abbott on The Young and the Restless, the Daytime Emmy-winning actress announced this morning via her Twitter account that she was indeed leaving the series come September.

Eileen expressed: “Yes I am leaving my second home in September. I’ve been so blessed to be able to play Ashley Abbott and work with the amazing people on the show and have nothing but gratitude and love for all!!! Time for a little more control over my day to day!”

How do you think Y&R will write out Ashley? Share your thoughts on Eileen’s decision to exit Y&R via the comment section below.

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Karen
Karen

Perfect timing for Kristin to come back to Salem and add to Brady’s harem who are fighting for him. I expect Nicole back soon too. 4lovely schemers to add more chaos to Salem.

Patricia Glauser
Patricia Glauser

It won’t be the same jack needs his sister

Patricia Glauser
Patricia Glauser

Jackie needs his sister and so does her daughter.

Melissa
Melissa

It’s not the first time she has left the show,it’s happened before

Carol
Carol

Please write her out as a kidnapping, so she can have a chance for a return. Or make her richer than Victor so she can be the boss over the mustache.

su000
su000

Ashley Abbott , she is a nasty piece of work.
She’s the one taking down Newman Enterprise and she will exit by going to prison.
You heard it here first, folks
Ashley Abbott is the culprit behind the destruction of NE, wait for it.

Anna Palacio
Anna Palacio

I was thinking the exact same thing.

Nik
Nik

I don’t believe this, I think JT is alive. Heck, maybe Victor is doing it to clean house.

dmr
dmr

Oh, I didn’t even think of that, now, that would be a TWIST!

Harry
Harry

Not sure about that one, SUOO. But I was thinking (and hoping) that Ashely geared up the whole Jack paternity story. Ashely was deeply emotionally scarred upon finding out that she’s not the biological daughter of John Abbott. She deeply resented Jack for being the CEO of Jabot Cosmetics and never forgave him for the blood Abbot clause. I think she took advantage of her mother’s ramblings and tampered with both the DNA test results to get back at Jack and to possibly take over Jabot cosmetics after Billy does away with the blood Abbott clause. This would not be the first time Ashely tampered with DNA results. Billy thwarted her plans by actually digging his new role as the Jabot CEO and now she’s banking on his propensity to self sabotage. When the truth comes out Ashely will be sent back to the loony bin and Jack will be sent back to his rightful seat as the Jabot CEO. This is what I HOPE will turn out anyway because I hate that they have also taken Jack away from John. First they kill of John Abbott, then they make Ashely illegitimate and now they are tying to do the same to Jack. The Abbotts are now on the endangered species list. Moreover, I hate that they have Jack acting like a silly lost boy looking for his daddy at the tender age of sixty-four.

su000
su000

And! I hope Ravi isn’t helping her..

((I would have Edited that one line into my post if the edit button was available to do so Before it gets posted.

JUDE GRIESHOP
JUDE GRIESHOP

I HOPE SHE RECONSIDERS FOR SHE MAKES THE SHOW WHEN SHE IS ON. SHE PUT HER ALL IN WHAT SHE DOES AND IT IS SO SURPRISING HOW MUCH HER AND ABBEY FAVOR EACH OTHER JUST LIKE MOTHER AND DAUGHTER. I HOPE IT IS A JOB SOMEWHERE ELSE THAT IF SHE WANTS TO RETURN THEY CAN BRING HER BACK

heidie101
heidie101

Must you shout????

Harry
Harry

Jude is trying to assist the hearing impaired.

Robin
Robin

That really sucks , she is a staple of the show , come on y and r , what r u doing?

Dee
Dee

I think she will go to a branch of her company in Europe.

Claudio
Claudio

Wow this is sad news, I love miss Ashley Abbott. Eileen will missed. Will they recast?

Sean
Sean

Y&R is going downhill, who will be leaving next.

Zelda
Zelda

Rumours are Eileen wanted a pay raise, wow this is the worse news ever.

Karen
Karen

Will be sorry to see you go. Have followed you for a long time. Can’t wait to see what’s next for you.

Lew S.
Lew S.

Going to miss her. I have been a fan since she started on Y&R. I hope this doesn’t mean the end of the Abbott family. Jack is already claiming the Chancellor name and Tracy is hardly there. I noticed lately that Eileen’s screen time has diminished in the past few weeks. A sign of things to come, I guess?

Kevin C
Kevin C

Very SAD news…I love Eileen Davidson ever since she has arrived at Y&R…such a beautiful and classy lady…Eileen, you will be missed and I wish you nothing but the best in the future…

carole
carole

She us with Newman Ent and today Victoria offered her the door if she wanted to go and avoid the scam. So she just might. Just walk out with her head up high

Barbara from Atlanta
Barbara from Atlanta

This is sad news. I’ve always thought Davidson and Ashley Abbott were huge assets to the show. Davidson will always be my favorite actress to play Ashley. However, with her choosing to leave, I would hate to see Ashley go as well. Jack is never as compelling a character without Ashley around. I would welcome the return of Brenda Epperson to the part. Epperson did a great job in a tough situation — taking over as Ashley went Epperson quit in the late 80s.

Satan
Satan

If she’s leaving Y&R, then shouldn’t she be going to Salem…. instead of some random recast?

Jovin
Jovin

He will do fine!! I hope he can find a role that finally suits his gender!! Seeing him play a women for 36 years is getting a bit tiresome. Lol.

Shannon
Shannon

Lord…..that is such an old, made-up, out of left field rumor. If it were true, more power to her because she is one of the most in demand actresses of daytime!

Alan
Alan

What a nasty, uncalled for comment.

Eileen is one of the most beautiful and talented women in daytime or primetime.

dmr
dmr

Guess I’ll be tuning out of Y & R. Eileen is the only reason I watch the show. TPTB have not given her a substantial storyline in ages. Yes, she is a part of The Abbott family and their storyline(s), Dina’s storyline, and Jabot; but, she hasn’t had a love interest in YEARS. & I didn’t care for the “Graham” storyline.

lieueitak
lieueitak

While I’ll miss seeing Eileen on Y&R, I am in complete support of her leaving a show that only rarely gives her decent material. It’s been 4 years of arcs that never really get off the ground, so it’s time for a change. I don’t know how Ashley will leave, but I wish Eileen the best of luck in the future.

Timmm
Timmm

Yeah, Eileen jumped the shark when you cheapened herself by doing the Housewives show. Regardless, she has not been featured on Y&R in years so the loss doesnt shake me.

k/kay
k/kay

The character has not had chemistry with anyone since she came back Ashley has turned into a shrill spinster can’t believe she got a Emmy for that this year ugh! Beth Maitland acts rings around her ! Goodbye

Lyn
Lyn

I hope they recast her. If they can recast Billy and Adam they can recast Ashley.

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