Bad news, everybody ... We've just received confirmation that Don Diamont will be leaving in 2009. "The Young and the Restless" has issued this statement about his exit: "We appreciate the many years Don spent on 'Y&R' and we wish him the best of luck in the future."
Don created the role of Brad Carlton back in 1985, and has been one of the show's most popular actors ever since. He's so much a part of the Genoa City scene, it's hard to imagine what the place will be like without him.
Now, we can't help but wonder how Brad will make his way out of town. He just signed on to help Phyllis keep Sharon and Nick apart. Will he win Sharon's heart and whisk her off to a romantic paradise? Or will end up slinking away with a freshly broken heart?
We just hope no one gets any bright ideas about killing him off because, well, that means he could never come back. And that would be the biggest bummer ever.
One thing's for sure. We'll definitely miss seeing Don's gorgeous face every day, and wish him all the best on his next big adventure.
How do you feel about Don's exit?