In a stunning turn of events, The Young and the Restless has announced that they have recast the new role of billionaire, Tucker McCall, with Stephen Nichols, who is best known for his role as Patch on Days of our Lives!

The show told TV Guide that they appreciated the acting of William Russ, who has just begun airing on Y&R, however, they have decided to take the role in another direction!

Stephen will first air on January 27, 2010. wishes William Russ all the best in his future endeavors, and welcomes Stephen to the role!

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