A very familiar face is coming back to Genoa City! Don Diamont returns to THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, but not as the late Brad Carlton! He’ll be appearing as his THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL character, Bill Spencer as part of the crossover storyline that the two sister soaps have been telling. “I had not even considered that I would be part of a crossover, just because my character was so well-defined at Y&R,” Diamont told Soap Opera Digest. “It wasn’t like I was on for three months. I had never even considered that possibility, so it just kind of took me by surprise when they asked.”
After spending a year playing Carlo Forenza on NBC sudser DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Diamont joined the cast of Y&R in 1985 as Brad, a role he played until 1996. He then returned to the soap in 1998 and remained until the character was killed off in 2009. Months after his exit from Genoa City, it was announced that B&B had snatched the actor up to play Bill Spencer, Jr. which he continues to do to this day.
Diamont did return to Y&R to play Brad when his daughter, Colleen, was drowning in the same lake where he had died and he appeared to her as a vision. But now he’s going to be bringing Bill Spencer over to Genoa City as part of the continuing storyline that has already seen Summer and Kyle travel to Los Angeles to dig up dirt on Sally Spectra. Digest is reporting that Diamont is scheduled to appear on Y&R the week of February 8, so you’ll definitely want to stay tuned to see what happens (and if anyone notices any resemblance to the late Mr. Carlton)!