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David Tom will not return to Y&R... (ABC)

Back in October, Soaps.com brought you the real reason why Scott Seymour (Billy Abbott #9) departed The Young and the Restless: as a way to jumpstart an ongoing storyline between Katherine and Jill. Scott finished out his short-term deal, and the show shipped Billy off to Hong Kong.

Well, fans, it looks as though Billy will be staying overseas for the unforeseeable future. Although hopes that David Tom would be returning to the show, a representative for the star has recently confirmed that he will not be returning to Y&R to reprise his role as Billy Abbott. David first joined the cast as the first actor to play Billy Abbott on a contract basis back in 1998 and stayed with the show for four years. Since then, David has appeared on One Life to Live and All My Children as the devious Paul Cramer who ultimately met his fate after being murdered by Llanview's DA Daniel Colson.

Soaps.com will keep you posted as this story develops. The fans are not alone� We, too, hope that the show will bring David and Billy back to Genoa City where he belongs!