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'The Young and the Restless' update: Cady McClain steps in as Kelly Andrews

Cady McClain takes over role of Kelly on 'Y&R'
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Wednesday's episode of “The Young & the Restless” brings Cady McClain to Genoa City. This fan favorite is taking over the role of Kelly Andrews from Cynthia Watros, who has left the show for an MTV show. On Wednesday McClain talked with TV Guide about taking over the role and what lies ahead.

Cady says that there definitely was a lot of pressure on being an “instant replacement.” Watros appeared on-screen as Kelly on Monday's show, and now Cady steps in on-screen just two days later. McClain openly sings Watros' praises, but she says she's “bringing my A game and hoping the fans will accept me.” She Knows Soaps shared a clip of McClain from behind-the-scenes, and it looks like she's settling in just fine.

While Cady watched a lot of Cynthia's work on “Y&R,” she didn't speak to her directly about the role. When news first broke that Cynthia was leaving “The Young & the Restless,” many thought perhaps the character of Kelly Andrews would simply be written out. However, Kelly and Jack are going to be paired together romantically and that is where Cady comes in.

McClain says she's thrilled to be tapped for the part. From what she has said so far, it sounds like these two actors have a lot of chemistry and fun working together. Some wonder if Kelly and Jack could be the next big couple.

This is been a busy year for Cady McClain. Her first book, a memoir titled “ Murdering My Youth,” has just become available on her website and on Amazon. In addition, Cady surprised many by marrying fellow soap star Jon Lindstrom in February. Though the actress has been through some very serious ups and downs over the course of her life, it sounds like she is in a great place now.

How will fans take to Cady McClain in the role of Kelly Andrews? Will the sparks indeed fly between Jack and Kelly? Tune in to “The Young & the Restless” weekdays on CBS to see where things head.

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