Melissa Claire Egan Confirms Y&R Exit

"The Young and the Restless" Set Galley Shoot

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Melissa Claire Egan, who joined Y&R in 2011 as Chelsea, confirmed her imminent exit from the show in a Twitter post. “After much thought and six wonderful years, I have decided to leave The Young & The Restless,” she wrote. “I love this show (and this genre) so very much, and am so grateful to this amazing crew and cast, especially my beyond wonderful Josh Morrow [Nick]. This cast, crew, and everyone behind the scenes at Sony and CBS are truly the best at what they do and are my family. To you incredible fans, thank you for EVERYTHING. This isn’t goodbye. Truly. Just goodbye for now. All my love, Melissa.” There is no word yet on her final airdate.