It’s Official! Michelle Stafford Returns To ‘The Young And The Restless’ Instead Of Gina Tognoni

Date May 24, 2019 11:27

Now, we can say it for sure. The cast of The Young And The Restless welcomes Michelle Stafford who will replace Gina Tognoni in the iconic series.


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Welcome back, Michelle!

The off-screen life of The Young And The Restless is no less interesting to observe as the series itself. Some of the cast members leave the show after many years, while others unexpectedly return.


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Michelle Stafford returns to the series to reprise her role of Phyllis again. The actress originally portrayed the character from 1994 to 1997.


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Stafford is back to Y&R to replace Gina Tognoni, who revealed she is leaving the series several months ago. Tognoni joined the cast in 2014 and had been brilliantly playing Phyllis for good 5 years. 

A co-star Eric Braeden commented on Michelle’s return on Twitter.

 I couldn’t be happier that MICHELLE STAFFORD is back! When she left Y&R I was very upset…

Braeden added that he also has nothing but respect to Gina Tognoni, calling her “a consummate professional.”

Fans’ reaction

No doubt, the new season of The Young And The Restless will be something really huge. By the way, what do you think about Michelle Stafford’s comeback to the cast? Please, share your thoughts in the comments.