Ex-The Young and the Restless Actor Matthew Atkinson Tapped as Thomas on The Bold and the Beautiful

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The Young and the Restless alum Matthew Atkinson (ex-Austin) has signed on to The Bold and the Beautiful. Atkinson, best known for his role as cameraman Austin Travers on Y&R from 2014-2015, will take over the role of Thomas Forrester. 

Related: The Bold and the Beautiful Is Bringing Thomas Forrester Back

A few weeks ago, we reported that B&B placed a casting call for the playboy fashion designer to return to SoCal.

According to Soap Opera Digest, Atkinson will play Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) and Taylor's (Hunter Tylo) eldest son starting March 14. How did Atkinson land the role? The actor told the magazine,

It was actually a long time coming. I remember this role coming around a few years ago. When it came around this time, [having worked at Y&R], I knew everyone there. I had met Brad [Bell, executive producer/head writer] before, and I couldn’t say no … There’s something very comforting now about being back in the same building.