Billy Warlock, who played GH's A.J. from 1997-2003 and again in 2005, reacted to the news that Sean Kanan is leaving the role to reprise the part of Deacon on B&B, in a series of tweets. He wrote, "I must say if it's true about SK I am truly bummed. Not just for him but for AJ as well. SK was a great AJ! Go B&B." Next he added, "Believe when I say I'm not lobbying. It's just how I feel. That character has never been given a fair shake."