Updated March 29:

Soaps.com has added a sneak peek photo to show what Eden Riegel will look like on Y&R as Heather Stevens! Check it out!

Updated March 8:

Vail Bloom issued a statement to Soaps.com regarding the recasting of her role, Heather Stevens, through her publicist, who said:

“Vail Bloom had a recurring role as late on Y&R and recently completed starring in the independent feature ‘The Somnambulist’, and with all the opportunities she is receiving felt she had to leave the show and should not decline any future offers she had been getting. She enjoyed her time portraying Heather on Y&R and thanks the show for the opportunity she was given.”

Original Article March 4:

Soaps in Depth is reporting some big casting news – The Young and the Restless has cast former All My Children star, Eden Riegel (ex-Bianca) as a recast Heather Stevens on the CBS soap!

Vail Bloom, who has played Heather since 2007 will be vacating the role as of March 15, which is when Eden begins taping.

Soaps.com welcomes Eden to the show, and wishes Vail all the best in her future endeavors.

Stay tuned to Soaps.com for more on this casting move as it becomes available. We talked to Eden a few times in the past. Though a Y&R role may not have been in the works toward the end of last year, read Eden Riegel Tweets Plans to get an idea where the actress thought things might have been heading last November!