'Young and the Restless' spoilers: Doug Davidson aka Paul Williams fired as Nick's future hangs by the thread
After 41 years of playing Paul Williams on 'Young and the Restless', during which time he claims to have taken less than 5 sick days, he has been let go from the CBS soap
In one of the most shocking news to have come out of ‘Young and The Restless’ sets, Doug Davidson, who fans have come to know and love as Paul Williams, has been fired. After 41 years of playing the same role, during which time he claims on Twitter to have taken less than 5 sick days, he has been let go from the CBS soap, and fans are less than thrilled.
Davidson confirmed the news on the social media site, when a fan asked, “They haven’t let you go have they?!” He went on to clarify the doubts of a few other fans, wherein he claimed that “they have a new direction,” “he was hurt by the decision,” and that he was “not included” in the discussion regarding the storyline featuring his departure.
It does hurt, to be honest https://t.co/zApmhzIS44— Doug Davidson (@DougDavidsonYR) September 11, 2018
It is clear that things are still a bit salty on this end, and fans seem to share his sentiments, with one writing, “Wow. I'm so very sorry to hear about this. You'll truly be missed. I loved my many years of watching you. I can't believe they did this to you. You're such an amazing actor someone would be lucky to have you. I wish you all the best moving forward. God Bless.” Another poured their heart out in a tweet that read, “Pffft. No words. Really bummed on your behalf, and I'm disappointed as a long-time fan. I get that new storylines and characters need to rotate in but the original characters are the foundation of the whole show. It's felt empty without more Paul+Christine, & Michael+Lauren #YR.”
While Paul’s final arc on the show remains a mystery still, the ongoing storylines admittedly are very captivating. On Tuesday, September 11’s episode, we will see what fate befalls the proud Nicholas Newman (portrayed by Joshua Morrow), who was feeling on top of the world.
His illegal activities in the elaborate JT (portrayed by Thad Luckinbill) mask is catching up with him. Rey (portrayed by Jordi Vilasuso) is hellbent on taking Nick down and only time will tell if he will be successful.
Don’t forget to watch the latest episode of ‘The Young and the Restless’ on Tuesday on CBS. Check your local listings for airtimes.