Soap veteran Cady McClain weighed in on former The Young and the Restless costar Jessica Collins leaving the CBS Daytime serial.
McClain wrote on Facebook:
"Really sorry that this lovely lady and talented actress was not appreciated as much as she should have been. She was (and still is) great to fans, has a huge following, an awesome food blog, is the nicest person you could hope to meet, is a complete professional, stunningly beautiful, and extremely talented.
I literally cannot think of a negative thing to say about her. In fact, I think she is way nicer than I am.
Why they decided to write her out, only a few know. Why they couldn't come up with something intriguing for her, I can't imagine. But I hope all the fans will continue to follow and support everything this lovely person does and I wish her all the happiness and success in the world. "
Sources tell Daytime Confidential, Collins opted not to re-up with The Young and the Restless. Like Collins, McClain (who played Kelly) recently wrapped at the soap opera.