REPORT: Michelle Stafford Exiting ‘The Young and the Restless’

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According to a report by , “'”  is departing the daytime drama series after 16 years portraying the role of Phyllis Summers off and on since 1994 (1994-1997 and 2000-present), according to their sources.

In mid-April, Stafford addressed fan concerns over her characters then recent onscreen disappearance. “I am still on the show,” she wrote in assurance to worried fans. “Just not working a lot.”

A rep for “Y&R” was unavailable for comment at press time.

  • alistaircrane

    YESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!! I hate Phyllis! I hope she FINALLY goes to prison for running down Cricket and Danny. It SHOULD have happened last year, but Josh Griffith is a massive tool.

  • To whoever. Please leave MS alone. She is Phyllis and she can’t be replaced either. You might as well change the name of the show. That show has done nothing but change people since Jill and Josh took over. Phyllis is one that has been there for years and they need to leave it alone.

  • NO NO NO NO!!!! Phyllis is the ONLY female character on Y&R that I like!!! You’re already loosing fans because the writers SUCK!!! Get rid of Lily or Avery or better yet SHARON THE SLUT!! Or even Leslie. But KEEP PHYLLIS!!!

  • I think this is how they will get rid of phyllis. Then they can recast or hold out until she wants to come back. They need to do what they can to keep her .

  • This will leave a huge miss at Y&R.

  • I can’t stand Phyllis, they need to kill the character, or send her off to prison.