‘Young and the Restless’ News: Melissa Claire Egan Lands New Role – Y&R Chelsea Back on TV!

The Young and the Restless fan favorite Melissa Claire Egan (ex-Chelsea Newman) returns to television in the Hallmark Channel’s Holiday For Heroes. The made-for-TV movie will air in November. Melissa was last seen on Y&R in February 2018.

Young and the Restless: Melissa Claire Egan To Star In New Movie

Y&R star Melissa Claire Egan will star in the Christmas movie Holiday For Heroes. Marc Blucas and Patti Murin will appear alongside Melissa. The plot revolves around a woman played by Melissa and a soldier played by Marc who exchange letters for a year before their worlds collide.

Currently, the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies and Mysteries has ordered three movies for the 2019 holiday season. Holiday For Heroes, The Christmas Song with Kristin Chenoweth and Scott Wolf and a Blake Shelton produced Christmas film as part of a development deal with the country star.

Will Melissa Claire Egan Return As Chelsea Newman?

Melissa first arrived on the Young and the Restless as Chelsea Lawson in 2011. She was a con artist trying to play Billy Abbott (Jason Thompson) for cash. However, as time passed Chelsea was romantically involved with both Adam Newman (Justin Hartley) and Nick Newman (Joshua Morrow). Adam and Chelsea were true soul mates on the Y&R.

However, fate left Adam missing and presumed dead. Chelsea turned to Nick and they were planning their wedding. Unfortunately, Chelsea returned to her scheming ways and left Genoa City in the dead of night leaving Nick heartbroken and confused.

Y&R Ready For Chelsea’s Return?

Last year as Melissa prepared to leave the Young and the Restless as Chelsea Newman. She stated she would not be gone forever. In a Twitter post at the time, she said goodbye to her “incredible fans” and thanked them. She ended saying it wasn’t a true goodbye and hinted she might come back. It seems the time is right for the return of Chelsea to Genoa City. She can be on the soap and still make her Hallmark moves, after all.

With the confirmation of Adam Newman’s recast and upcoming return to Young and the Restless, he and Chelsea Newman could easily return together. In several of Chelsea’s last scenes on the Y&R, it seemed she was in contact with Adam.

She left hidden cash and called a mysterious stranger as she drove out-of-town. Time will tell if Melissa returns to Genoa City as Chelsea but in the meantime don’t miss her in the romantic comedy Holiday For Heroes in November.

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Heather Brueck

I have been hooked on the soaps for many years. I still remember sitting on my grandmother’s lap as she watched her “stories”. Today, ‘Bold and Beautiful’ and ‘Young and the Restless’ keep me glued to my set. My love of all things soap coupled with my love of writing makes me a perfect fit with the Soap Dirt team.