Steve Burton Joins Y&R!

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All the speculation and rumors regarding Steve Burton (ex-Jason, GENERAL HOSPITAL) have turned out to be true — the popular daytime star will be joining the cast of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS! Burton will be going from playing a hitman to an Army vet as he assumes the role of Dylan McAvoy, Avery's ex. Burton left GH to move his family to Nashville, TN, but was persuaded to rejoin the daytime industry. "There were a few reasons," Burton said on CBS daytime chat show THE TALK. "One of the reasons is Jill [Farren] Phelps."

The former GH executive producer is now running the show over at Y&R, and Burton was able to arrange a deal with the soap where he can still live in Tennessee with his family and commute back and forth to Y&R's Hollywood studio. "I'm just so grateful for the opportunity to have the best of both worlds for me and my family," he said.

Burton reports to work at Y&R tomorrow, and you can look for architect and war vet Dylan to arrive in Genoa City on Tuesday, January 29.

Watch a clip of Burton's appearance on THE TALK after the jump:

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