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Young and Restless favorites returning for special story.

Updated March 29: Victoria Rowell was at the CBS studios to tape the special tribute episode for Kristoff St. John that Young and the Restless plans to air on April 29. Soaps.com has the photos she posted while on-site. The first was captioned, “Never say Never.” The second followed-up with more explanation in case there was confusion as to why she was there, and said, “I DO NOT wish for anyone to be misled. CBS/Y&R invited me to participate in a single, beautiful Y&R episode dedicated to Kristoff St. John to be aired in the future. Love you guys for holding our legacy all these years w/respect, clarity & hope. Kristoff & I heard/read your decade of appeals for us to be reunited on Y&R. We both tried our best to make that happen but…He loved performing for you, we loved working together for you, YOU made us SO proud. If I had more news to share, I would.”

On March 19, Soaps.com reported that Young and the Restless actors, Shemar Moore (Malcolm Winters), Victoria Rowell (Drucilla Winters), and Mishael Morgan (Hilary Curtis Hamilton) will be returning to the Y&R set to participate in April tributes to the late Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters). Entertainment Weekly reported that Moore will reprise his role of Malcolm, as part of a Y&R storyline surrounding Neil, his onscreen brother, to give closure to the character’s storyline. Meanwhile both Rowell and Morgan will be returning to appear as themselves in a tribute episode devoted to sharing memories of St. John, who died at 52 in February. The tribute is expected to be along the same lines as the episode devoted to cast remembering Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) following her death.

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Moore, who stars in CBS’ S.W.A.T., last appeared on Young and the Restless in September 2014 when St. John’s character was temporarily blind, and Morgan’s character, Hilary, who was once married to Neil and later his daughter-in-law, died in July 2018. Morgan recently appeared in the Christmas movie, Hometown Holiday. It’s been a lot longer since Rowell has been on the CBS daytime set, as her character, Drucilla, Neil’s late wife, who was presumed dead after a fall over a cliff, was last seen in 2007. Rowell’s mini-series, Jacqueline and Jilly debuted in December 2018 on Urban Movie Channel.

Genoa City will learn of Neil Winters’ death on April 23. Moore’s appearances are set for the episodes airing on Thursday April 25 and Friday April 26, while the standalone tribute episode is scheduled to air on Monday April 29.

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