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    In our 'The Young and the Restless' News Room, Soaps.com keeps you up-to-date with the latest Soap Opera news on the net. We also feature interviews with the soap stars, as well as local appearances by the actors and actresses.

    Christel Khalil Leaving The Young And The Restless.

    Monday, September 24 2012


    Khalil. (Nikki Nelson/Wenn.com)
    Not her decision.

    Updated September 24:

    According to an interview in TV Guide with "Y&R" head writer, Josh Griffith, Christel Khalil's contract negotiations worked out with the show and she will stay on as Lily.

    Update August 27:

    In an interview with TV Guide, "Y&R" executive producer, Jill Farren Phelps, confirmed that the casting call that went out for 'Sally' was indeed a recast for Lily Winters Ashby, but stated that since then, contract negotiations with Christel Khalil have resumed. Stay tuned!

    Original article August 22:

    Christel Khalil's official website is reporting that the Daytime Emmy Award-winning actress will no longer be playing Lily Winters Ashby on "The Young and the Restless." The site administrator posted, "Christel Khalil is indeed leaving 'The Young and the Restless'. It is not her decision to leave. An agreement could not be reached during contract negotiations. I have confirmed this information with the source."

    It was suggested that a recent casting call may be a recast for the role of Lily. No final airdate or other details were available. Stay tuned.

    Soaps.com wishes Christel Khalil all the best in her future endeavors.

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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by MsSuperSuds at Wednesday, August 22 2012 09:58 AM

    Y&R needs to get real! The young lady is the ONLY emmy winner they had this year & this is how they repay her! I am assuming that contract negotiations are not yet final & that something can be worked out w/ Miss Khalil.

    Posted by MsSuperSuds at Wednesday, August 22 2012 10:01 AM

    I have waited patiently for four long years for Cane & Lily to get some good plot points, dialogues & storylines. Now that it seems to be within reach, Y&R is going to let CK go??? You can do better than this, Y&R, SONY, cbs and whomever else is involved.

    Posted by susan81354 at Wednesday, August 22 2012 10:10 AM

    THIS SHOW IS GETTING WORSE BY THE MINUTE. STEP UP AND PAY THE ACTORS ON THERE FOR WHAT THEY ARE WORTH. THE LAST THING YOU NEED ARE MORE NEW ACTORS AND NEW CHARACTERS. IF YOU TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR CAST FORTHE 4 SOAPS REMANING YOU HAVE THE LARGEST CAST WITHT HE WORST STORYLINES. CHRISTEL WILL ALWAYS BE LILY. THE ONE THING YOU ARE MISSING THAT NO ONE SEEMS TO HAVE GOTTEN IS VICTORIA ROWELL. GOOD LUCK WITH THAT. PLEASE KEEP CHRISTEL ON THERE. SOUNDS LIKE ITS ALL ABOUT CONTRACT NEGOTITATIONS AND WE ALL KNOW THAT COMES DOWN TO MONEY. KEEP THE KEY PPL ON THERE AND CUT THE SECOND RATE ACTORS THAT NO ONE TAKES INTEREST IN. CLEAN IT UP BEFORE YOU ARE ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN.

    Posted by plogan721 at Wednesday, August 22 2012 10:36 AM

    HAVE YOU PEOPLE LOST IT? FIRST YOU FIRE EILEEN NOW CHRISTEL, THE MAIN PRODUCER QUITS AND YOU HAVE IDIOTS FOR WRITERS. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THESE WRITERS AND HUMAN RESOURCE PEOPLE NEED TO BE FIRED. ARE YOU TRYING TO TANK Y&R AND HAVE IT BURIED ALONG WITH AMC.OLTL, ATWT, AND GL. GOOD LUCK PEOPLE. THIS STORY LINE WITH SHARON, TUCKER, GENEVIEVE, NICK, VICKI, AND VICTOR IS SO TRIFFLING, UNTIL I CANNOT STAND IT. GET RID OF THE LOSERS AND STOP HIRING HAS BEEN ACTORS LIKE BONNIE FRANKLIN AND BRETT BUTLER FOR ROLES THAT HAVE NO MEANING. I WAS VERY UPSET WHEN Y&R DID NOT WIN AN EMMY.

    Posted by Rfan at Wednesday, August 22 2012 11:12 AM

    This is the second time you have messed with this couple one of if not the most popular couple on the show. Why you can not replace them.

    Posted by cyberdiamond at Wednesday, August 22 2012 11:17 AM

    I think most Y&R viewers have been waiting on CK to exit the role inasmuch as she is not a very good actress. I tend to leave the room when she's on the screen. I do regret that they fired Eileen Davidson (Ashley). She was a main character and an excellent actress. Considering the amount of time CK was on screen, she should have signed her contract and sought other acting opportunities. I enjoy the show when the older actors/characters are part of the storyline. Most of the young actors cannot act with the exception of the actors who play Adam, Daniel and Kevin. I am enjoying the storyline with Nick, Sharon and Victoria. I used to love to see Victoria tear into Sharon years ago when Heather Tom was Vicki. She could make Sharon feel like a bug. Most of the roles need sprucing by the writers. The storylines are too shallow and unrealistic.

    Posted by jpgarcia at Wednesday, August 22 2012 11:31 AM

    I always liked Christel Khalil's Lily character and didn't know she had a problem with Victoria Rowell. I really want to see VR return as Drucilla. The way they made her exit was dumb anyway. Plus, Phyllis and Drucilla together were a really entertaining pair. It really looks like this new head writer/writers want to destroy Y&R. So, as long as they ignore the viewers' feedback, people will continue to tune it out. My pet peeve is that our favorite, main characters are intelligent, powerful, educated, heads of companies, etc., but they can never figure out that some new character is trying to destroy them. People are tired of watching the same old stories, year after year. My Mom, age 93, just passed in January, watched Y&R from the start. I was trying to continue her tradition by watching it, but most of the stories are senseless these days.

    Posted by luvroflife at Wednesday, August 22 2012 01:03 PM


    She personifies Lilly - raised by parents who wanted more for their child - exposed to 'all' that life has to offer, with no need to approach life with the 'in your face' fall-back.

    Posted by Scorpioqueen at Wednesday, August 22 2012 05:49 PM

    Agree Lily & Cane are my fave couples on Y&R now i hear Christel Khalil's is leave show she very good Actress what is Y&R problem now lot of mess this suck.

    Posted by CBSoapKing at Wednesday, August 22 2012 06:48 PM

    Finally Y&R makes a decision on Lily's role and perhaps Cane is next?? The show has been low-lighting this couple for the past several months in favor of Billy and Victoria....and recently Adam and Chelsea. Surprised?

    I wish Christel well; she's quite an accomplished actress and she'll do fine out there.

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