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On Monday, January 7, former “General Hospital” star Steve Burton (ex-Jason Morgan) will appear on CBS’ “The Talk” with a huge announcement, according to a promo released Friday by the network. Does that mean he will announce his joining “The Young and the Restless?” It’s definitely a possibility!

It was back in August when Daytime Confidential first reported that Burton would likely be departing “GH” after opting not to renew his contract with the series. Shortly afterward, Soap Opera Network began hearing rumblings over at CBS that former “GH” executive producer and current EP at “The Young and the Restless,” Jill Farren Phelps, was hoping to snag the star over to daytime’s most watched soap. Of course, Burton himself played down those rumors in an exit interview with Michael Logan a few days later. “Jill is one of my dearest friends. [Laughs] I’m never going to say never because, as soon as I do, I’ll be popping up over there!” said Burton at the time. Late last month, Logan reported that he was now hearing Burton was joining “Y&R” in a major role.

If Monday’s announcement is in fact word of his joining “Y&R,” Burton will be the second former “GH” star who has joined the cast since Phelps took reign of the soap last summer. Ignaccio Serricchio, who portrayed Diego Alcazar on “GH,” currently portrays NYPD Detective Alejandro “Alex” Chavez on the CBS drama series.

Also appearing on Monday’s episode of “The Talk” will be actor Matthew Perry (“Go On”). “The Talk” airs Weekdays at 2:00 PM ET/1:00 PM PT/CT on CBS.

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