The Young And The Restless (Y&R) scoop suggests Ashland Locke (Richard Burgi) will depart Genoa City in the coming weeks. And fans are not happy about it.
Burgi made the announcement on his Instagram story on Saturday. “I want to say thank you to all you wonderful folks who have been so kind and generous and supportive with your words. I have such gratitude for the support,” he said.
“I’m moving on from the show. I’ve had a great year on Y&R. I’ve just thoroughly enjoyed the great cast and crew. Such wonderful people. I wish you all a good start in 2022, luck, health, love, joy. God bless.”
Y&R Scoop – Viewers Wondered What Might Have Been
Y&R fans were quick to sound off on the stunning news on social media. “I’m disappointed!! Ashland had so much potential. It’s Y&R’s loss,” a viewer commented on Twitter. “I loved Burgi playing Carl on Desperate Housewives!”
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“This is AWFUL news! He’s one of the most talented (and good-looking) actors on the show!” another fan said. “I’ve been crushing on this man since his Another World days. He will be missed.” Some fans also wondered how producers could let him go. But others pondered what might have been, if Burgi had been given a chance to shine on the sudser.
“The unfortunate truth is that this character had the potential to tear up a plotline. However, he was written poorly,” a fan posted.” He was confusing and it was hard to understand his purpose. Now, he will just die off with potential he was never afforded.”
Young And The Restless Scoop – Was He Using Victoria All Along?
Burgi joined the cast of the Y&R in March 2021, taking on the role of Ashland Locke, a ruthless businessman who was also dubbed the Lockeness Monster. He also brought along his wife Tara Locke (Elizabeth Leiner) and son Harrison Locke (Kellen Enriquez). Both characters exited the show months ago.
When Ashland found out he had terminal cancer, he also fell in love with Victoria Newman (Amelia Heinle). After a whirlwind romance, they married in Tuscany in November. Since then, he’s had experimental treatment that seems to have stopped the deadly disease. But how will Ashland exit? Will the cancer come back and take his life? Or will it turn out, as some viewers have suspected, that he was using Victoria all along?
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