After an unconfirmed story broke Monday night about Mal Young leaving The Young and the Restless, the executive producer himself has confirmed the news.
Highlight Hollywood was the first to report on Young’s exit, but now he tells Showbiz 411:
“Just arrived in London for the holidays. I felt like it was a good time to move on. Never a good idea to get too settled on a long running soap and I achieved all that I and CBS set out to do: improved scripts and production values.
“I have a project of my own that I’ve been developing and want to pursue that now. Plus running a show like this is all consuming and want to get a bit of my life back – and see my family occasionally!”
Young joined Y&R nearly three years ago after a successful career with British soaps. However, many fans have said the U.K. soap style doesn’t mesh with the U.S. soap style and have not liked what he’s done on Y&R.
Josh Griffith is rumored to be taking over Young’s duties at the 45-year-old soap.