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Richard Burgi Reveals He’s ‘Moving On’ From The Young and the Restless

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In a surprise announcement via his Instagram story on Saturday, The Young and the Restless’ Richard Burgi, seemed to announce his exit from the top-rated soap opera as Ashland Locke.

Burgi, accompanied by his dog, in his video story shared: “I want to say thank you to all you wonderful folks who have been so kind and generous and supportive with your words. I have such gratitude for the support. I’m moving on from the show. I’ve had a great year on Y&R. I’ve just thoroughly enjoyed the great cast and crew. Such wonderful people. I wish you all a good start in 2022, luck, health, love, joy. God bless.”

The veteran soap actor joined Y&R back in March of last year as the feared, ruthless, and respected business tycoon.  He later became involved with, and fell for Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle), and the couple were married in a major wedding for the CBS soap a few months back. Originally, Ashland’s story revealed he was diagnosed with stage six small cell sarcoma, and he later decided he would undergo chemo treatment to live as long as possible.

No word as to when Burgi’s final airdate will be, if the show is killing-off Ashland, or recasting.

Previously, the actor appeared on General Hospital, Days of our Lives, Desperate Housewives among other notable series.

So, what do you think of Richard Burgi departing Y&R? Comment below.

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Ron
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Ron

NOOOOOOOOOO!!! He’s one of the few reasons left to tune into Show these days.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

It figures. As soon as we get a good character and actor, they bite the dust! I liked him on GH as well. I don’t know if a recast would be acceptable. Maybe after they find out he pulled this big scam, Victoria will kill him, would serve him right.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I liked him too, Violet. But lately he seems, for lack of a better phrase, emasculated by Victoria. He suddenly seems wishy-washy about EVERYTHING except his “beautiful” wife. And Victoria has turned into a single-minded corporate robot. So they’ve written Ashland into a corner and will, lazily, just write him out. I wish they’d write out Faith and Moses instead.

Richard
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Richard

Such a good actor playing a poorly written character. There was such bad press over the character of Tara Locke but honestly when Tara was written off he should have left too. I have watched burgi since another world and also thought he was great in desperate housewives. What is going on at restless it is an absolute mess we are to believe he adored his son Harrison and that he doesn’t even care that’s he’s living with Kyle and summer in Italy! Maybe this will thaw the character of Victoria because Amelia is playing her like a sleep walking… Read more »

Michael
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Michael

Didn’t he just sign a new 1 year contract???

georgewilks
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georgewilks

So disappointed! Ashland had potential to be a major villain along with Tara . Unfortunately the writers couldn’t write their way out of a wet paper bag. Sometimes I think CBS gives the Young and the Restless Exex producer a mandate to kill the show. I think there should be a mass boycott until Josh G is let go . Bring back the music scores, get rid of tacky sets , stop writing for characters that no cares about .who actually likes Abby ? There’s no drama anymore : nobody dies , no villains , etc the show stinks .

JenW
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JenW

I am SO upset by this news. While we knew initially it was supposed to be short term when he ended up staying longer than expected, I lived in hope. The best pairing Victoria ever had – I’ve never seen her glow the way she does with him. Generally I can accept a departure more if its the actor’s own choice, but a huge loss nonetheless. A wonderful addition and a huge loss in my opinion.

Cas
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Cas

Agree, 100%. The writers are without a script. Burgi is an excellent talented actor. Burgi Didn’t deserve these plotless scenes. Y & R has become unwatchable. Been a fan since it began. Not any longer. CBS dropped and moved this to pay subscription. Are you kidding. Lucky people tuned in when it was regular tv…

Damien
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Damien

What a shame I really enjoyed him and he was a rare bright light in a othrwise pitiful y n r regime under Griffith and Morina Loss of a great and charismatic leading man Loved him and Victoria together and they re tenderness yet ruthless ambition After Brad was killed off the show hasnt had any luck replacing him with a third foil for a business titan besides Jack and Victor I think they tried with Tucker and Cane, Billy and Devon should be by now but are to immature and Devon lacks authority, Adam has potential . Richard as… Read more »

Donna
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Donna

WISH THEY WOULD **KILL OFF ABBY…..WAY 2 MUCH SCREEN TIME FOR HER CHARACTER…SOOOO OVER HER….NEW CHANCE IS A CUTIE BUT NOT FEELING IT BETWEEN HIM & ABBY…*SHE SHOULD GO…& DEVON SHOULD GET HIS KID

WANT TO SEE DEVON LOSE IT….HES 2 MUCH IN CONTROL OF HIMSELF TO BE IN A SOAP !!!

Hollyoaksboi
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Hollyoaksboi

That’s a shame. Ashland and Sally are the only characters doing anything interesting on the show. Wish Mr. Burgi all the best.

Donna
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Donna

POOR SALLY…SHE NEEDS A *TEMP SUITOR TO MOTIVATE ADAM…THEY HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR AN INTERESTING RELATIONSHIP…CHELSA IS A BORING PAIN….

matt
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matt

He’d been relegated to a no storyline the day he married Victoria, yet another potential of an interesting show gone down the drain.

Steve
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Steve

An amazing actor who keeps getting treated poorly by daytime. He was quite good as Paul on GH, until (due to budget constraints) the writers committed character assassination by making him a serial killer.

Now Y&R is about to let this talent out the door.

His stint as Karl Meyer on Desperate Housewives was top-notch as well.

Betty Boop
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Betty Boop

I am sad to read about his leaving the show . At the moment , I am trying to think of someone who is capable of replacing him. I feel somewhat as Ron ; Richard adds to my watching the show since there are only two people on the show who hold my interest ; he makes three. Plus , Richard makes a true statement about the son who Kyle took with him without a whimper from Ashton ; he would have fought for his son , mightily. That was extremely weak writing or should I say nonwriting! Violet doesn’t… Read more »

Michael
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Michael

The writing is awful so I don’t blame him for leaving.

Su000
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Su000

Not surprised–
Victoria’s relations have all lasted one year(estimated..
All her love interests = one year
Her mariges= one year
(exception Billy- Married about 4 years-)
Victoria has been a one year lover-
So– Ashland is just another one-year marriage/lover.

To mention; the loss of Richard Burgi a great blow to Y&R but–
not unexpected. He is a great actor and will do much better than Y&R.

Nancy Pruden
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Nancy Pruden

If they recast him I am DONE with the show for ever. If he’s leaving let him die on the show

Su000
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Su000

Answer me this;

Ashland will either die or leave Victoria-
I still believe Ashland has wanted to destroy the Newmans-
So- when Ashland is no longer-
— will Victoria get Locke’s company, Cyaxares.????______?
I think the deal is phony and she will get nothing.

anne
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anne

When Richard leaves Y&R I will stop watching the show.

Margherita
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Margherita

If I were Richard, I would move on, too. Y&R is an absolute mess with absolutely no drama what so ever! There is no mystery or intrigue. There is no romance at all. It is SOOOOO boring! They need to take an Omicron break, and return in another month or two with a whole new writing team that can actually deliver. And how is Abby’s baby via Devon’s sperm? The baby is super white with blue eyes. It is all terrible! I will miss Richard/Ashton, for he’s a fantastic actor but the material really sucks. Good luck to him with… Read more »

Iakovos
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Iakovos

This is sad news. I love Richard Burgi as Ashland Locke, and his chemistry with Amelia Heinle has been a wonderful surprise. I had such hope this dynamic and handsome actor, once cured of the character’s cancer, would be strong and highly visible in Genoa City. I love this show, but admit it’s not very exciting in recent years. Mr. Burgi really lit a fire. We surely will see him again soon on another program or movie.

Timmm
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Timmm

Richard is a good actor on a bad show! What they should have done, being that he looks so much like the late Jerry Douglas [John Abbott] is make him John’s first son he never spoke of. He and Jack could have fought over everything and gotten Tracy and Ashley involved!

But, here is the writing on the wall, Richard Burgi is too expensive! Mark my words, they are cutting him and bringing back Kyle and Summer. You watch!

Michael
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Michael

According to Richard’s wife, he was let go.

Tb
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Tb

He broke Covid protocol (complete bs).

Patrick
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Patrick

his caliber is’ on point . just like @General Hospital… was killed off, just when things started, with Anna . now this disappointment… he took a stand and walked away… why? when a pairing WORKED with a main character !!! you WREAK HAVOC … ???? before or after your imagination comes to… aside from his calibur… so danged handsome… EASY ! Writers aren’t their

Lois Langley
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Lois Langley

No I Don’t think you should replace Richard Burgi. He had 2 negative Covid test . I think your decision is to harsh . Maybe a suspension for some episodes.

But replacing him ABSOLUTELY NOT

Yvonne
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Yvonne

If Y & R doesn’t bring him back I won’t ever watch it again. Not worth my time.

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General Hospital Alum Annie Wersching Dead at 45

In very sad news on Sunday, actress Annie Wersching, who starred in the series 24, Bosch and Timeless, and portrayed Amelia Joffe on General Hospital, passed away this morning from cancer.  Annie was only 45-years-0ld.

Deadline broke the news of Annie’s death.  In a statement, Wersching’s husband, actor Stephen Full, shared: “There is a cavernous hole in the soul of this family today. But she left us the tools to fill it. She found wonder in the simplest moment. She didn’t require music to dance. She taught us not to wait for adventure to find you. ‘Go find it. It’s everywhere.’ And find it we shall. As I drove our boys, the true loves of her life, down the winding driveway and street, she would yell BYE! until we were out of earshot and into the world. I can still hear it ringing. Bye my Buddie. ‘I love you little family…’ ”

Wersching’s first major role came as Amelia Joffe on General Hospital.  She played the role from May to September of 2007.  Amelia came to Port Charles to seek revenge on Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco) and wound up lovers with Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard).

Later, she went on to star as Renee Walker in Seasons 7 and 8 of 24.  She also appeared in The Vampire Diaries, Runaways, Extant, and The Rookie.  One of her last roles was in Star Trek: Picard which came two decades after she made her screen acting debut in an episode of Star Trek: Enterprise.

Annie is survived by her husband and children children Freddie, 12; Ozzie, and Archie, 4.

Share your condolences and remembrances for Annie in the comment section.  But first, check out some scenes from her time on General Hospital below.

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Michael B. Jordan Recalls His Acting Start as All My Children’s Reggie in SNL Opening Monologue

Last night, Michael B. Jordan hosted Saturday Night Live.  The Creed star, who is the director of the upcoming Creed III due out in March, took to the stage to deliver his opening monologue, and right off the top he mentioned his beginnings as All My Children’s Reggie.

Jordan portrayed Reggie from 2003-2006 on the ABC soap opera (his character was eventually adopted by Jack Montgomery).

When Michael hit the stage, he shared: “Yesterday, I had a crazy full-circle moment. We pre-shot some videos for the show and when I got to the studio I realized it was the exact same place where I shot one of my first acting roles on the soap opera All My Children.

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He then tossed to a clip of his 16-year-old self in which Reggie says, “sometimes the animal in me gets kind of crazy” and then howls life a wolf at the end of the scene. Back to the SNL stage, Jordan said mockingly, “I’m pretty sure I hit puberty mid-howl.”

Jordan ended his monologue by looping it back to his early acting days on AMC, sharing: “I just want to say, I’m so grateful to be standing on this stage. Sometimes, I can take myself a little too seriously but tonight, I’m going to have fun, I’m just going to go for it. And maybe, just maybe let the inner animal get a little crazy.”

Watch Michael’s opening monologue below.  Then let us know, what did you think of the the AMC Reggie clip reference? Do you recall Michael’s days on the ABC daytime drama series? Comment below.

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Chrishell Stause Makes a Return to Days of our Lives

You just never know who you will find in purgatory (ah-hem) on Days of our Lives ! And now, in a surprise return, Chrishell Stause reprises her role of Jordan Ridgeway in all new episodes on the Peacock streaming soap opera.

In the latest promo released on Friday, Chrishell is seen in the ‘afterlife’ as Kate Roberts (Lauren Koslow) runs into Jordan … her old arch-nemesis! Let the games begin.

Stause, who is one of the mainstays of the Netflix reality series, Selling Sunset, comes back to her old stomping grounds at DAYS just as Kayla (Mary Beth Evans), Marlena (Deidre Hall) and Kate have ‘died’ and have all landed in this white space which looks to be heaven, but really is hell in disguise, especially given Marlena’s latest visit with Susan Banks (Stacy Haiduk), who seemingly reveals herself to be possessed by Satan.

Chrishell made her DAYS debut back in August of 2013 and exited the series on March 9th of 2015.  Stause returned in 2019 until Jordan finally met her demise. She returned once again in 2020 in a series of flashbacks.

Watch the promo for next week’s DAYS below.

Now let us know, what do you think of Chrishell returning to DAYS to raise some hell for Kate and company? Comment below.

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