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‘The Young & The Restless’ Star Gina Tognoni Broke Her Silence On Leaving The Iconic Series After 5 Years

Date April 2, 2019 14:15

All fans of The Young &The Restless, get ready to hear some bombshell news. Gina Tognoni, who plays Phyllis Summers, is leaving the series. At the same time, another popular actress will make an unexpected return to the show.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Gina Tognoni is leaving ‘The Young & The Restless’

Breaking news, ladies and gentleman! Gina Tognoni is leaving The Young &The Restless, and it’s official!

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Gina played in the popular series since 2014. The actress commented on her departure via an emotional Instagram post. Tognoni expressed her gratitude to her co-stars, whom she worked so many years with. Also, she thanked all her devoted fans for their love and support.

I am beyond grateful for the creative experience that The Young and the Restless has given to me as well as the amazing relationships I made with the cast, crew/staff, producers, and writers.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Fans will miss Gina a lot

@ laizee_looloo

 I’m so incredibly sadden by this news!! You portrayed Phyllis like no other!! That must have been really big shoes to fill when you started, and you my dear pulled it off. I hope one day you’ll return to the show!! It will not be the same without you there 😢

@ cynthiaslaney71

You are my favorite Phyllis, even made me like her character.. can’t believe what I have been reading

@ official_neil_winters__fanpage

Am sadden you are leaving I am wishing you well as you move forward you are an excellent actress I will miss you @ginatognoni 🙏

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Who will replace Gina in the series?

But that’s not the only big news for today. Michelle Stafford will replace Tognoni in The Young & The Restless.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Michelle is leaving General Hospital to step back into the role, which she had from 1994 to 2014. According to reports, her contract with GH has come to an end, and they couldn’t make a new deal.

Will you miss Gina Tognoni in The Young & The Restless? Or are you happy to welcome Michelle Stafford to the series again? We look forward to your comments.

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