Jason Thompson, who will be leaving General Hospital and the role of Dr. Patrick Drake behind soon, is rumored to be at the top of Y&R's wish list but no deal has been signed yet.
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Jenkins released the following statement on his exit: "It’s been a terrific time, but after a lot of thought I have made the difficult decision to leave The Young and the Restless. Commuting back and forth from the East Coast, where my home and family are based, has been challenging. I've had a great ride in Genoa City and I will miss our talented cast and crew tremendously. I would like to thank all of the amazing fans for their support, Jill Farren Phelps [executive producer] and Chuck Pratt [head writer/executive producer] for their excellent leadership, and everyone at Sony and CBS for this opportunity."
CBS has released the first Y&R promo that includes the new Billy Abbott. Catch a glimpse of Jason Thompson in the role here.