After nearly six months away from Genoa City, Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott) is returning home. The Emmy-nominated star will return to The Young and the Restless this week.
Late last year
, Davidson was given her walking papers from The Young and the Restless after an off-and-on relationship that began way back in 1982. Davidson had not been with The Young and the Restless that entire time - she took time away from the CBS soap to appear on NBC's Santa Barbara and Days of our Lives. In a twist of fate, The Bold and the Beautiful - a spinoff of The Young and the Restless -- came knocking when it learned that Davidson had been let go and the sides inked a deal
on the same day that Davidson made her final Y&R appearance.
"Eileen is an extraordinary actress with an unlimited range of talent," B&B executive producer and head writer Bradley Bell said in a statement at the time. " Things will heat up within the family when it comes to light that Ashley has had a secret relationship with one of our core characters."
Since that time, Davidson's story has been on a downward tick. It was the actress' current lack of story that afforded her the opportunity to walk across the parking lot and go to the Y&R studios. Despite the trip back to Genoa City, Davidson is not leaving The Bold and the Beautiful.
Davidson makes her Y&R homecoming on December 28th and January 2nd and 3rd.