Did ‘Young and the Restless’ Fire Daniel Goddard Over Cane-Traci Storyline?

Young and the Restless spoilers reveal Daniel Goddard‘s out as Cane Ashby, but why? Is this over the Cane-Traci Abbott (Beth Maitland) storyline that built up, then unraveled – or was it something else? He seemed to blame other factors but some fans have other suspicions about the exit. Check out the latest chatter on this abrupt exit from Y&R on CBS.

Daniel Goddard Fired at Young and the Restless – Blamed Scene Partners’ Exits

Y&R spoilers straight from Daniel Goddard announced CBS daytime let him go from the soap. But why was he axed? In his tweet (see below), you can see that he was “shocked and gutted”. But then he seemed to blame his leaving on Neil Winters (Kristoff St John) and Lily Winters (Christel Khalil) not being on the show anymore.

Young and the Restless: Cane Ashby (Daniel Goddard)

And leading up to his tweet announcing his exit from Young and the Restless, there were some other signs of trouble brewing. Earlier that day, the Cane Ashby actor tweeted a series of messages (see below). They sound like he was pumping himself up because things weren’t going his way. There were ones on self-worth, making lemonade out of lemons, and only spending time with people that value you.

Young and the Restless: Cane Ashby (Daniel Goddard)

Why Did Y&R Cut Cane Ashby and Let Daniel Goddard Go?

Another theory on this Young and the Restless axing of Daniel Goddard as Cane Ashby bubbled up online. You can see that one below too. It’s about the chatter that Daniel pushed back on the showrunners about the blossoming Traci Abbott pairing with Cane. Remember, that was building and building then abruptly dropped. Some rumors leaked out of CBS daytime over this pairing.

One rumor said the Traci Abbott actress didn’t like the pairing. And other talk said Daniel was against the Traci Abbott – Cane Ashby pairing. Part of the talk came from tweets he made around that time advocating a return to Cane-Lily as a couple. This Young and the Restless debate has fans divided with many agreeing this might be the issue while others angrily demand proof and refute the notion.

Young and the Restless Spoilers: Cane Ashby Exits as Chancellor Estate Storyline Winds Down

If you scroll the comments on Daniel Goddard’s firing announcement, you see support and shouts for Y&R to reverse it. And one person commenting was Tristan Rogers who plays Cane’s dad Colin Atkinson. He chimed in on Goddard’s firing tweet with this sage advice: “it’s not over till it’s over”. As for the theory of whether his axing ties to the failed Traci Abbott romance, that remains a question mark.

And as Young and the Restless fans know, even then, it’s not necessarily over. Because soaps resurrect the dead, fire and re-hire, and keep the revolving door of casting going all the time. So, as long as Daniel Goddard didn’t burn his bridges at CBS daytime, maybe he’ll be back as Cane Ashby – and with another romantic interest. What did you think of the Cane-Traci Abbott pairing?

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