Bold and the Beautiful: Thomas Back! Ex-Y&R Hunk Matthew Atkinson Recast Confirmed

Bold and the Beautiful spoilers reveal that Matthew Atkinson will be the Thomas Forrester recast. His handsome face is familiar from Young and the Restless as Austin Travers. CBS soap fans already know him, so it’s an excellent casting choice.

Matthew Atkinson debuts as Thomas Forrester on March 14 and he told Soap Opera Digest that he’s happy to be coming back to work in the “same building” as before. So this begs the question of what the B&B single dad will be doing on the show and whether he’ll bring his toddler son with him.

Bold and the Beautiful Spoilers – Matthew Atkinson is the New Thomas Forrester

For almost 100 episodes of Young and the Restless, Matthew Atkinson played Austin Travers. This guy was drastically different from Bold and the Beautiful sweet and sexy Thomas Forrester. Austin was a troubled young man on Y&R who was on a vendetta to avenge his dead mom.

He married Summer Newman (Hunter King). Then a rogue cop bashed his head in on orders from a drug dealer. Typical soap opera stuff. Although the “Scooby Doo Gang” storyline and killings were panned by fans, Matthew Atkinson was well-liked as Austin Travers.

Fans may also recall him from the prime time drama Parenthood. Check out the video tribute below to Atkinson as Austin Travers – when he was caught between two young women on Y&R.

Thomas Forrester Back to B&B With His Son?

It’s been about a year since Thomas Forrester dropped by Bold and the Beautiful. He left to be with his baby mama Caroline Spencer (Linsey Godfrey) and son Douglas Forrester. So the big question is whether he returns as a single dad with his handsome little boy with him.

There’s been a lot of baby talk lately. Sally Spectra (Courtney Hope) and Wyatt Spencer (Darin Brooks) were just talking about not being able to drink beer and eat popcorn midday if they were parents. Was this dropping a hint that Sally might soon have a kid in her life if Thomas is back on B&B with his son?

Bold and the Beautiful: Thomas Back for Sally Spectra?

Things are going well on B&B for Wyatt and Sally Spectra, so that means it’s time for something to ruin their relationship. Thomas Forrester’s magnificent pecs would do that… Thomas devastated Sally when he chose lying Caroline Spencer over her and followed his baby mama to the East coast.

Matthew Atkinson debuts on March 14. Perhaps Thomas Forrester realized he can’t live without Sally a moment longer. And with Ingo Rademacher leaving as Thorne Forrester, that frees up Katie Logan (Heather Tom) to interfere in Wyatt’s love life too.

We’ll see what happens – there’s a little more than a month before Matthew Atkinson makes his B&B debut. Check back often for more Bold and the Beautiful spoilers and casting news.

Kelly Joyner

Writing is my passion and so are soaps. Working for Soap Dirt brings all my interests together. I'm a 10+ plus General Hospital fan and enjoy B&B, Y&R, and many reality shows including Big Brother, American Ninja Warrior, Survivor, and more!