BREAKING NEWS: Cady McClain to Replace Cynthia Watros as Kelly Andrews on ‘Y&R’


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Ever since we reported that a pilot starring (Kelly Andrews, “”) was picked up by MTV, speculation began that Watros would be leaving “Y&R” to participate in the new MTV series.

Earlier tonight, Watros confirmed our suspicions by tweeting to her fans that she will indeed be leaving the CBS soap. But CBS wasted no time in recasting the role – an hour later Senior Vice President of CBS Daytime announced that former “” veteran (ex-Dixie Martin) will be replacing her!

“I LOVED being on Y and R,” Watros tweeted to her followers. “A big hug to the cast and crew! You guys rock! My fans and my not fans. I love you. I hope I didn’t let you down. Last day is March 14. So sad to leave.”

For an hour the speculation on who might replace Watros reached its peak, until McDaniel laid all suspicions to rest. “We’re all sad to see @watroswatros leave #YR for her new series on the East Coast. Please RT to welcome @CadyMcClain to Genoa City as Kelly!”

While McClain hasn’t yet commented on the news that she’ll be joining the “Y&R” cast, Watros had kind words for her replacement. “Welcome Cady!” she tweeted. “She will be fantastic. Kelly is one lucky girl.”

A “Y&R” rep confirms that Watros’ last tape date will be Friday, March 14 and she will continue to appear into mid-April. No exact final air date is known at this time.

  • Bexx

    Whoa! Very nice pull CBS. 🙂

  • Pete

    I remember her as Rosanna from Y&R. Very good actress.

    • Pete

      I meant ATWT.

  • maria

    I just ate a chicken salad sandwhich but picked out the tomatoes first

  • Jillian Brady

    She’s great but perhaps a tad too old. I don’t care what Wikepedia says, there is no way she’s only forty-four.

  • Sandy Smith

    Too old!

  • loretta

    I think Y&R is staring to go down lost the best Michael Muhney Phyllis Kelly Bill Miller sorry the show is dropping out REALLY the only pick up is to bring back the KING MICHAEL MUHNEY you will then see the pick up the show is boring without Michae Muhney SORRY

  • Charles

    God she’s horrible. No sex appeal at all. The idea that Billy would have slept with her is a joke. That Jack is now supposed to be intersted in her is almost as funny.