By now, Young and the Restless fans know that Richard Burgi will soon make his exit as Ashland Locke. This is after he got the ax over a simple violation of the show's COVID-19 protocols.
Fans have been divided about the shocking decision. While some think it's only fair, many couldn't help but feel disappointed, especially with the thought of losing a great actor on the show. So what's next for Richard after his year-long stint on the CBS soap?
Young and the Restless: Richard Burgi Turns to Family After Getting the Boot
It looks like Richard Burgi is slowly but surely coming to terms with his untimely exit on Young and the Restless. The handsome actor tries to maintain a positive attitude as he accepts his fate on the show.
Richard previously admitted that wrapping up his run on the show after a year was not easy, especially since he "loved his castmates." But with the help and support of his family, the Y&R actor is coping quite well.
Richard Burgi seems to be spending more time with his wife, Liliana, and youngest son, Chase. The Young and the Restless star recently took to his Instagram Stories and doted on them.
"Love and joy in crazy times," he captioned a photo of his wife and son.
What's In Store for Richard Burgi?
Following his exit on Young and the Restless, many are wondering what's next for Richard Burgi. The actor has yet to reveal when exactly is his last appearance on the CBS soap, but it'll likely happen soon.
However, Richard may not be gone for long as his wife, Liliana Lopez, hinted at what's in store for him. In response to a fan comment, said she's positive that new opportunities will open up for her husband after leaving Y&R.
Liliana also assured everyone that Richard Burgi is off to "bigger and better" things. Given his impressive performance on Young and the Restless, it wouldn't be surprising to see him in new projects soon.
Liliana and Richard have yet to confirm anything, but avid fans of the actor are hoping to see him back on the big screen. Some think Burgi belongs to movies and will do even better at it.
Y&R Fans Divided Over His Shocking Exit
Meanwhile, fans continue to express their dismay over Richard Burgi's exit as Ashland Locke on Young and the Restless. They think the actor did an amazing job portraying the role, which viewers definitely enjoyed.
Some expressed disappointment about the reason for Richard's firing. The actor previously revealed that he was fired for not completing the ten-day isolation period required by the show. He admitted to only doing five days but noted that he tested negative twice before returning on set.
Despite it all, Richard maintained that he respects the decision and wants nothing but the best for it. He also wished his replacement the best of luck.
Soap veteran Robert Newman will replace Richard Burgi as the new Ashland Locke.