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Why did Hunter King leave The Young and the Restless?

Why did Hunter King leave The Young and the Restless?

THE RETURNS, exits, and replacements of characters on The Young And The Restless make the show a revolving door.

Season 49 of the series followed previous editions of Y&R and was full of characters leaving or rejoining the denizens of Genoa City, including Hunter King as Summer Newman.

GettyHunter King starred in Y&R as Summer Newman since 2012, rumors of her departure swept the web[/caption]

Why did Hunter King leave the Young and the Restless?

According to Soap Opera Spy, Hunter King’s contract with The Young and The Restless was reported to be up sometime in Fall 2021.

The outlet claimed that the actress could possibly be making her exit from the program.

At the time, neither Hunter nor anyone from the Y&R team commented on the rumors.

In April 2021, Hunter interviewed with TV Source Magazine and was asked about her time and future on the show.

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She told the publication: “Summer has matured a lot. She’s had quite a bit of life experience now.”

“She’s been heartbroken and has broken hearts and has made a name for herself.”

The actress further shared about Summer’s journey, “Career-wise, she has definitely matured and is more grounded.”

“Fans definitely need to keep watching to see what happens, things just keep on getting more interesting as time goes on.”

“Just when you think ‘Okay, this is what we know is going on’ something else happens.”

On May 17, 2022, fans were no longer left wondering if Hunter signed on for another season as Summer.

During the Tuesday, May 17 episode of Y&R, Summer re-emerged on the series, played by Allison Lanier.

Though Hunter discussed potential storylines involving Summer with a number of outlets, she never divulged an exact reason for her departure.

GettyHunter King was replaced by another actress who will play Summer in Y&R[/caption]

Who plays Summer Newman in Young and the Restless?

From 2012 to 2022, Hunter King portrayed Summer Newman in The Young And The Restless.

Hunter is also known for playing Adriana Masters on Hollywood Heights and Clementine Hughes on Life In Pieces.

For her role as Summer, the TV star won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series in 2014 and 2015.

Summer was introduced to The Young And The Restless as the daughter of Phyllis Summers and Nicholas Newman.

However, for one year she was believed to be the daughter of Jack Abbott, because Sharon Newman, Nick’s former wife, tampered with the paternity test results.

In May 2022, Allison Lanier replaced Hunter as Summer for upcoming episodes of Y&R.

This is her first time on a soap, with the star previously holding roles on the show Red Oaks, as Annabelle, and in movies such as Mia and Fish Bones.

How can I watch The Young And The Restless?

The Young and The Restless – often referred to as Y&R – premiered its first episode on March 26, 1973.

Y&R is one of the longest-running television shows in network history.

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