Young And The Restless’ (Y&R) spoilers show that Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) is celebrating 41 years on the show this month! Over four decades in the same role has cemented not just as a Y&R legend, but in all of soap operas.
Victor Newman has become synonymous with ‘The Young and the Restless’ and even people who don’t watch the show will probably have heard the name. Though, with a history this long and a character so powerful, who is there to replace Braeden when he retires? Fans seem to think, well, no one.
‘Young And The Restless’ Spoilers: Big Shoes To Fill – Fans Don’t Think Anyone Can Step Into Victor Newman’s Role
Fans wrote, “When he retires, you guys might as well cancel the show, there is no character currently on the show that can fill his shoes”, “Wow. True legend 👏🏻”, “I donno if I could ever watch this show if he retired. I donno what yall will do bc I am sure I am not the only one”, “This man IS The Young and the Restless. Love, love, looooove Victor!!!”, “The Man, the Myth, the Legend!”, “He is the best character on your show and in soap opera history 🔥” and “he is irreplaceable”.
The fans have spoken, and it will be both strange and terrible on the day we no longer have a Victor Newman on the show. There is really no one right now that could replace him. With some better writing and a little more screentime, I think Billy Abbott (Jason Thompson) could develop into a big player, but that will take time. He may be the best of the “younger” actors on the show right now.
What do you think? Can anyone fill his shoes on the show? Let us know in the comments below.
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