I'm hearing from multiple sources Jessica Collins is leaving The Young and the Restless. The actress joined the CBS soap as Avery Bailey Clark in 2011.
Avery is currently in a front burner love quadrangle with ex-husband Joe Clark (Scott Elrod), her true love Dylan McAvoy (Steve Burton) and Sharon Newman (Sharon Case).
Avery's exit story is being kept under wraps. However, I hear a planned plot twist was so heinous head writer and executive producer Chuck Pratt was forced to rewrite it.
"What Chuck originally planned for Avery would have been the worst thing the soap had ever done," said a set side source. "It would have been Armageddon."
Keep checking back with Daytime Confidential as this story develops.