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Exclusive! Y&R Alum Is B&B’s New Thomas

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Matthew Atkinson (ex-Austin, Y&R) has joined the cast of B&B as the newest incarnation of Ridge and Taylor’s firstborn, Thomas Forrester, and will make his debut on March 14. “It was actually a long time coming,” reveals the actor, who takes over for Pierson Fodé, who last played the part in 2018. “I remember this role coming around a few years ago. When it came around this time, [having worked at Y&R], I knew everyone there. I had met Brad [Bell, executive producer/head writer] before, and I couldn’t say no … There’s something very comforting now about being back in the same building.” In the story, Thomas has been living in New York with Caroline and their son, Thomas. For all the exclusive scoop, check out an upcoming issue of Soap Opera Digest.

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