Steve Burton is leaving The Young and the Restless!
The actor announced via Twitter that he won't be renewing his contract and will depart when it expires in December.
Burton was a long-time veteran of General Hospital and followed producer Jill Farren Phelps to The Young and the Restless when she made her move.
She's gone now, and even though story for Burton's Dylan McAvoy is just heating up, that doesn't mean Burton needs to stay with the character.
Dylan is married to Sharon who is neck-deep into the baby switch storyline that will tear her family apart.
Her baby baby with Dylan, isn't her baby at all, but the child of Sage and Nick Newman, Christian, at least legally.
By birth, the child was the product of two deceased parents, Sage and Adam Newman. Their surviving partners, Nick and Chelsea, are tentatively exploring a romantic partnership (by storyline, if not by choice), and all hell is about to break loose because of the secret Sharon carries.
Whether the story that Burton knows is coming is part of the reason he's decided to move on or not, we have no idea. But it's sure fun to speculate.
And that entire storyline and how it progresses may be part of determining whether or not the character of Dylan is replaced or not.
Dylan has finally grown into his own in the past couple of months.
He's taken a stand against Victor Newman, which is something very few people in Genoa City have done.
Here's hoping that, at the very least, he survives that stand.
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