Gina Tognoni exists The Young and the Restless
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Updated May 3: wishes Gina Tognoni the best as she taped her final scenes as Phyllis Summers Abbot on The Young and the Restless during the week of April 29. The actress revealed on Instagram that a friend had transformed her dressing room into a disco as a way to say goodbye. Tognoni was last seen June 7 as Phyllis was taken hostage.

On March 30, we revealed that in a shocking turn of events, Gina Tognoni is exiting The Young and the Restless as Phyllis Summers Abbot. After it was reported by Daytime Confidential that Michelle Stafford will return to Young and Restless in the role, Tognoni took to Instagram to say she felt blessed to have taken over the character of Phyllis Summers Abbott, and was thankful for the connections she made with the cast. “I am beyond grateful for the creative experience that The Young and the Restless has given to me as well as the amazing relationships I made with the cast, crew/staff, producers, and writers. I love my Genoa City family, which made it easy to give 110% every day. My long commutes always went smoothly because I loved where I worked and the people I worked with!” Gina Tognoni joined Y&R in 2014. will update readers with her final airdate.


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