Young-and-Restless-2013Actress Eileen Davidson is making a special return to The Young and the Restless for a handful of episodes.

Soaps in Depth and TV Line are both reporting that Eileen Davidson will reprise her role of Ashley Abbott.  The actress is reprising her role for a batch of “very special episodes”. The character of Ashley Abbott was last seen in Genoa City in August of last year.

Eileen Davidson is currently appearing as Kristen Blake in NBC soap Days of our Lives but has been given time off to return to The Young and the Restless. Although the two soaps air on rival broadcasters both are produced by Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Davidson first played the role of Ashley in 1982 and departed in 1988 when the character was recast with Brenda Epperson taking over the role until 1995. Between 1996 and 1999 Shari Shattuck played Ashley with Davidson taking the role back in in 1999.

Aside from her roles in Days and Y&R the actress also appeared in The Bold and the Beautiful and Santa Barbara.

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