WATCH: Jason Thompson as Billy Abbott in new Y&R promo

Posted Monday, January 11, 2016 11:51:59 AM
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WATCH: Jason Thompson as Billy Abbott in new Y&R promo

General Hospital's Jason Thompson (ex-Patrick Drake) has traded in Port Charles for The Young and the Restless' Genoa City, and the CBS soap just released a promo featuring the star in his new role as Billy Abbott.

It's been an exciting weekend for The Young and the Restless fans, who finally got the chance to see former General Hospital star Jason Thompson (ex-Patrick Drake) in the role of Billy Abbott (formerly played by Burgess Jenkins).

CBS Daytime featured the Canadian in his new role in its latest promo video, which teases Thompson's Wednesday, January 13 debut.

As viewers of the show already know, Billy has been fighting for his life after first being beaten by his gambling bookie's henchman and then being run over by Noah Newman (Robert Adamson), a twist that was played out by former portrayer Jenkins.

Burgess Jenkins announced in November that he'd be exiting Y&R because he wanted to be closer to his family.

Check out Thompson as his new Y&R alter ego in the promo video below then let us know your initial thoughts on the multiple-Emmy winner in the role of Billy.

What are your first thoughts of Thompson in the role of Billy Abbott? Are you looking forward to seeing his take on the role? We want to hear from you -- so drop your comments in the Comments section below, tweet about it on Twitter, share it on Facebook, or chat about it on our Message Boards.

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