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Richard Burgi ‘Young and the Restless’ Exit Explained, COVID Violations

Richard Burgi has cleared up many of the confusions stemming from Youth and restlessness‘ suddenly reimagining the character of Ashland Locke, with Indicator lights Alumni Robert Newman (who will debut in February).

“I just wanted to set the record right away,” Burgi said in one Instagram Stories Posted late Tuesday. “My wife said something about it being the show’s choice, which is true, but the reality is that I inadvertently violated the show’s COVID policy.”

Burgi went on to share that he tested positive during the Christmas holiday, when he returned from visiting family in the East. He said then he “lost the necessary five days [of isolation] The CDC recommended, back, and then tested negative twice in the studio… and it worked, but it wasn’t within the program guidelines, which is this. [calls for] 10 days [isolation] protocol. So I inadvertently violated the show’s COVID rules and protocols.

“I feel terrible about it, I still do,” he continued. “It made me extremely uncomfortable but that’s what it happens. I respect the program’s decision. They are doing the best they can, like all of us. I really wish the gentleman visiting Ashland a great time. He’ll be working with the most incredible actress and a great, amazing cast. It was a great show, I have nothing but fond memories and best wishes about it.”

TVLine has reached out to CBS Daytime for comment on Burgi’s departure.

https://tvline.com/2022/01/12/young-and-the-restless-why-ashland-recast-richard-burgi-covid/ Richard Burgi ‘Young and the Restless’ Exit Explained, COVID Violations

Aila Slisco

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