The Young and the Restless spoilers say that Robert Newman has made his debut as the new Ashland Locke in Genoa City and of course, fans sure have a lot to say about it. As many Y&R fans know by now, Robert has taken over the role from actor Richard Burgi, who was let go for violating the show’s COVID-19 protocols. Here’s what you need to know.
The Young and the Restless Spoilers: What Do You Think Of The New Ashland Locke?
In his first episode, Robert Newman seems to be wasting no time at all as Ashland, a secretive conman who might not be telling his wife Victoria everything she needs to know about his business dealings. Robert’s first scene was shared with actor Mark Grossman (Adam Newman) as they discussed the power struggle between Newman-Locke and Newman Media.
Of course, it didn’t take long at all for The Young and the Restless fans to weigh in on the matter. Many of them have taken to social media to comment with, “Nope Richard Burghi himself made a short term role long term. If it wasn’t for him the role of Ashland would just be another poorly conceived Josh Griffith creation. He exuded sexiness and charm and strength to be considered a Genoa City powerhouse alternative to the aging Jack and Vic,” along with, “He was great yesterday, for a first-day — especially considering he was thrown right into dramatic scenes with Adam and Victor. Really captured some of the speech patterns of Richard Burgi, and showed how the writers are moving Ashland in a more villainous way. Of course it always takes time to get used to a recast, but Robert Newman hit the ground running.”
The Young and the Restless Spoilers: What’s Next For Ashland?
Another fan put it this way, “I’ve never cared for the character of Ashland and I’m not sold on his relationship with Victoria either. Her best relationship will always have been with Billy Miller’s version of Billy. Robert Newman is a talented actor and I’m sure he’ll do fine in the role, but I would have preferred to see him join GH as Liz’s father Jeff Weber. I’m also not thrilled with how Richard Burgi was let go from the show – seems a bit extreme for an honest mistake.”
Needless to say, The Young and the Restless fans will have to tune in for all of the action! In the meantime, let us know what you think by leaving us a line with your thoughts in our comments section below. The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on the CBS network. Check your local listings for times.
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