|Gina Tognoni is the new Phyllis on The Young and the Restless.|
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"I am beyond blessed to play this incredible role of Phyllis Newman at Young and the Restless," she wrote. "I am thrilled to be back on CBS. Thank you for your support I feel it in my HEART. So excited to work with is Amazing cast and crew. I am grateful To my beautiful Husband, my family, friends and The best FANS in the world."
She also tweeted some additional thoughts.
"#Super #excited for this new journey -here we go ! #LOVE #new chapters #Young & #Restless #Peter B #Josh Morrow #Amazing to get to play with these #true #gentleman-#love u #FANS"
Meanwhile, Y&R's original Phyllis, Michelle Stafford, took to Twitter to throw her support to Y&R's decision to recast the role with Tognoni. "Thx 4 the #GH [love] 2day Tweeps!" she wrote. "Now I want u 2 give [love] 2 @ginatognoni who will now b playing the role of #phyllis on #YR she will be awesome!!!"
Stafford returns to General Hospital as Nina Clay on June 3rd.