Don Diamont: Fired from The Young and the Restless!

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First, Days of Our Lives announced a major cast shake-up.

Now, Soap Opera Digest reports that Don Diamont, who originated the role of Brad Carlton in 1985, is leaving The Young and the Restless.

The show has no comment at this time, but an insider claims that it's a done deal and details of Brad's exit are being kept quiet.

Don Diamont Photograph

Will you miss Don Diamont on The Young and the Restless?

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Letting Don D. go was a wise decision. His story line was as dead as his acting skills. No one would believe he could be a leading loving man after his "jew-Brad" killer story line. Hopefully, whoever thought of that story is no longer with Y&R. Seeing Brad as the "Brad-sicle" was most gratifying. I do notice that some writers stories seem to be better than others...I keep watch on the names at the beginning of the show and you can tell when certain writers names appear, that day's shows will always be good. Kudos to whoever is writing the Katherine story...good job. And put Zapato back in more scenes around the Newman mansion...a dog brings out the human side of Victor.


I think it is terrible that Brad is gone! What a mistake!
Colleen and Tyra should go - they are both boring !


Brad is gone & now so am I...I cannot stand Colleen, she is such a whiner! The only thing Y&R has going for them now is Chloe & Sharon, Amber & oh yeah, Noah. They act real. They really do a great job! Everybody else stinks!


I think it is horrible that Don Diamont got fired. They should have gotten rid of Gloria and Jeffrey..ick. And how about Tyra? Now there's a boring, wooden character. The Neil, Karen, Tyra triangle is a bad idea. So there are 3 people they could have axed and left Brad on the show. Very poor decision!


For quite some time now, everyone that watches soaps have notice the extreme decline in creative writing for Y&TR. But this is pure validation of the decline in other areas of the show. Letting Don Diamonte go was truly bad move. Y&TR, you have lost many viewers. You could have written out Victor Newman, Phyllis,Neil, Tyra being they are all driftwood ,or is that 'Dead Wood'? Don was excellent actor, good looking and pleasing to the eyes as well as charismatic no matter what role he played, (good or bad). We love him as well as Jack Abott and Nick Newman. A truly bad bad move. I pray you bring Don back as Brad Carlton or he excells to better more rewarding (financially & professionally) gigs.


Letting Brad go is a big, big mistake


Eden, Abby and Collen, really suck's big time. It's like watching a bunch of idots but let's not forget Tara,her daughter and Noah, can not stand any of them either. Y&R needs to replace all with decent actor's.


I haven't watched Y&R in a long time. However, I knew something was going on with the part of Brad. It seems like the writers didn't have a storyline for Brad (ran out of material). Brad, Niki,Paul,Nick,Jack & Sharon are really the only true actors on the show. Please take Abbey, Coleen & Eden off! I can't bare the sound of their voices and they can't act. Please find replacements if you must keep their characters active. Don Diamont has numerous fans which will follow!


Brad was one of the main reasons I watched Y N R.
Please bring him back. He is so important.


Please bring him back !!!!!!! Brad is the hottest guy !!!!!


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That was Victor's doing. It was purely personal. Believe me, old moneybags is going to eat his words. The magazine is gonna do great, and beauty of nature will be left in the dust.