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Y&R Alum Matthew Atkinson is B&B’s New Thomas Forrester

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A familiar face to the CBS Daytime family has been cast as the new Thomas Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful.  The on-screen son of Ridge and Taylor last played by Pierson Fodé, will make his way back to the screen in the form of Matthew Atkinson (Ex-Austin, The Young and the Restless).

According to Soap Opera Digest, Atkinson will make his debut on BOLD on the March 14th episode.

What viewers last knew of Thomas was that he was living in New York with Caroline and their son.

On Y&R, Atkinson played the role of Austin Travers a cameraman and photographer who kidnapped Avery, shot Paul Williams and was romantically involved with Summer Newman.

So, what do you think of Matthew as the new Thomas Forrester? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Damien
Damien

Was hoping josh would find a way to bring him back from the dead on y n r!
Oh well. Y n r s loss is b n bs gain.
Cant wait to watch him

Bart
Bart

The character has been LONG GONE from “Y & R” – it was an ill-conceived character at best…

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

They do manage to keep the same look of the character whenever they recast him.

Hal
Hal

This particular one looks younger, similar, but younger.

Toscanti
Toscanti

He’s a good actor, I’m not sold on his taking over the role of Thomas Forrester. Pierson Fodé will be a tough act to follow. I’ll keep an open mind.

Kevin C
Kevin C

Yes, will be a tough act to follow for Pierson was my favorite Thomas…

Emily
Emily

Awesome. I loved Pierson so much and was worried I would be disappointed on the newbie. I’m very excited. Loved Matthew on YR. Congrats to him! Can’t wait to see him and the next Thomas storyline. Bored with the whole stolen baby one lol 🙂

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

Bad choice. Bad, bad choice. I was not sold on him as Austin, and I doubt I’ll be sold on him as Thomas. Am hoping TPTB push Brad Bell out of his positions, and get someone in there who can properly work a 30-minute soap opera. Hollyoaks is the prime example of how to properly run a 30-minute soap opera without running into a continuous spin of love triangles, etc.

Hal
Hal

Brad Bell seems intent on keeping that old played out Ridge-Brooke-Taylor triangle with Liam, Hope, and Steffy, good lord, the man needs to put that thing to rest for once and for all and move to something different, and not dead babies different either! The same old tired triangle storyline and the endless recaps are getting to be too much! They will literally open a scene with the characters recapping what the viewers just saw in the previous scene, like they’re airing it for Alzheimer’s patients! Needs fresh content!

BakerMom
BakerMom

Agreed. Acting is one note.

Bells
Bells

Seconded. Terrible, self conscious, squinty.

Jimmy
Jimmy

Well this was a surprise! But a very welcomed one. Matthew was great on Y&R, even if his character wasn’t. He certainly has the look to play Thomas, and the acting chops. I just hope they have an actual story planned for Thomas, and don’t do what they did to Ingo Rademacher. B&B needs to refocus on it’s core characters and trim the fat of ones like Reese, Florence and Zoe. Rick & Thorne should both be in front-and-center story instead of recurring status, and they should bring back Felicia and Bridget.

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

I am sure they will be using Thomas to break up Sally and Wyatt. I hope Sally tells him where to shove it, after the way he left her to go to NY to be with his ex twit, whom we are putting up with now on Days. I liked this guy though, and felt sorry for him, to have to put up with with Summer.

Michael Teale
Michael Teale

Interesting selection to say the least.

Mark Y
Mark Y

He’s got the right look. Just hope they give him a real story to play.

Momo
Momo

Yes, and not join Thorne in the basement.

Momo
Momo

I liked him on Y&R. I wonder what Thomas will be up to now.

stevie g
stevie g

My favorite Thomas was Drew Tyler Bell. I wish they would bring him back. Although I approve of this new choice of actor, hopefully B&B will give Matthew a better role than Y&R did. It’s just amazing that he is now the fourth actor to play an adult Thomas. I think the only other B&B character to have four portrayers is Thorne, but that was over a much longer period of time.

paul_mcpane
paul_mcpane

I was hoping for new blood not a new relative. I want a man for Steffy and not so many babie s. They need not looking young m en, someone else besides boring Liam and Wyatt.

Hal
Hal

Yes! Drew Tyler Bell was the most authentic

stevie g
stevie g

For sure Hal.

Barbara from Atlanta
Barbara from Atlanta

For any veteran ATWT viewers………..

I’ve always thought Atkinson bears a strong resemblance to Ed Fry, the actor who played ATWT’s Larry McDermont (one of Susan Stewart’s ex-husbands and the father of Allison Stewart). Fry easily could play this guy’s dad.

Lucine DerHagopian
Lucine DerHagopian

Do not like the new Thomas Forrester

Chris
Chris

This guy is awful!! Bring Pierson back please!! Otherwise I’m fast forwarding whenever he’s on scteen. Did not think he acted well on young and restless!

Stephen
Stephen

He is horrible and the whole storyline is even worse. That is not how Thomas acts. Definitely feels like a forced storyline that was not developed very well.

Maggie
Maggie

Agreed. He’s awful.

Renee Wright
Renee Wright

Agreed

Donna Searcy
Donna Searcy

NO! NO! NO!!!! Not this guy as NEW THOMAS FORRESTER.

Kimberly Jacobson
Kimberly Jacobson

Absolutely the worst recast as Thomas Forrestor. He was ok in Y & R’s Austin roll, but this is simply painful to watch. He has no depth of character, no chemistry with anyone. Sorry, I hate to say negative things but it is hard to watch him with anyone. Nice looking fella but not even close to as good as the last actor.

Lynn Lundy
Lynn Lundy

I hate the new Thomas.lousy actor whimpy looking guy.

ALI
ALI

GOOD CHOICE OF CHARACTER. HE HAS THE NASTY PIGGY LITTLE EYES TO MATCH THE NASTY PIGGY LITTLE CHARACTER HE IS PLAYING

Rhonda
Rhonda

He is so creepy

Vivienne Triscott
Vivienne Triscott

I don’t think he is right for the roll I love the B&B

Vivienne Triscott
Vivienne Triscott

When is Hope going to find out about her Baby it has gone on to long . I never miss looking at the B&B my favourite TVShow.

C White
C White

Not a fan…
does nothing for the role at all…. helping me to hate Thomas though.

RHONDA DORNBUSCH
RHONDA DORNBUSCH

I don’t like him!

Bells
Bells

Horrible actor! Being dark haired and good looking is not enough, you have to be able to act for heaven’s sake. Casting decisions in recent years have been seriously questionable, it’s a shame and BATB is becoming a parody of a soap.

Tired
Tired

The new Thomas is AWFUL! He sucked on YnR and is worse on TBTB. This storyline is so BAD. I fast forward through all of Thomas n Hope’s scene now. About to scrape watching at all! Time for new material.

Angry in N.Y.
Angry in N.Y.

Every time he comes on the screen I think about giving up watching the show. This whole baby thing is getting ridiculous too. How long is this going to be dragged out, until the baby is grown?? I don’t believe that Ridge gives a carp about Hope’s happiness, he just wants her out of the way for his daughter Steffy. Loosing all respect for him too.

Larry J Graves
Larry J Graves

He doesn’t fit the part. Just to creepy.

Susan
Susan

I agree! Creepy! So sick of looking at him without his shirt! Such a strange replacement. Hope they write him off or replace him.

Renee Wright
Renee Wright

Matthew Atkinson is ruining B&B for me and alot if others. The story line is just offensive. I cant watch it now and did watch since the beginning.

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