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Michael Roark Announces He’s Leaving THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS — Read His Goodbye to Fans!

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The casting changes at THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS continue, with Michael Roark (Travis) announcing his exit from the soap!

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A goodbye Note – Love you #YR. I made the decision to move onto the next challenge in my career. Thank you fans for your support and for welcoming me, this has been an unexpected and special chapter for me. Special thanks to Amelia Heinle for being everything she is and to the CBS family, past and present, for allowing me to bring Travis Crawford to the canvas including: Mal Young, Judy B Wilson, Chuck Pratt, Jill Phelps, Tracy Thompson, Angelica McDaniel and Steve Kent. We hope you enjoyed our #Tricky story. I know fans may be disappointed in the recent turn in their story so I offer this…Travis loves Victoria. Always has…but he never took the care to look inward and address his demons after his life crashed the first time. He ran away to a bar and then to a boat and life humbled him again, as it does..and he was only as strong as the weakest part of him…but ya never know if Travis may return to GC one day, maybe a wiser man. –Ill miss bringing you Travis Crawford, see you soon on the next one. 😘✌️️

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“I made the decision to move on to the next challenge in my career,” the actor posted to Instagram. “Thank you fans for your support and for welcoming me. This has been an unexpected and special chapter for me.

“Special thanks to Amelia Heinle (Victoria) for being everything she is,” Roark continued, “and to the CBS family, past and present, for allowing me to bring Travis Crawford to the canvas. We hope you enjoyed our #Tricky story.”

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The pairing of Travis and Victoria was immediately successful with many Y&R fans, and he apologized for the turn the couple’s storyline has taken recently. “Travis loves Victoria,” he assured fans. “Always has. But he never took the care to look inward and address his demons after his life crashed the first time. He ran away to a bar and then to a boat and life humbled him again, as it does.”

Roark first appeared on Y&R back in April of this year, and after a few months, took a break that led viewers to speculate he’d left the soap. Travis returned to Genoa City soon enough, so could another comeback be in the future? “You never know if Travis may return one day,” the actor teased. “Maybe a wiser man.”

** Check out the gallery below to see all the fun that Roark had with his Y&R castmates during his time on the soap!**

For more Y&R casting news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!

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