UPDATE: Angelica McDaniel, senior vice president of CBS Daytime, confirmed the news on Twitter that Tristan Rogers would be reprising Colin. "Join me in welcoming @tristanrogers back to the family!" Adds a spokesperson for Y&R, "We have an exciting story planned for Tristan Rogers and Jess Walton (Jill). Look for Colin Atkinson to be back in Genoa City in early 2014."
Rumors have been flying fast and furious since Daytime Confidential first posted that Tristan Rogers (Robert, GENERAL HOSPITAL) would be leaving Port Charles to return to Genoa City, reprising his role of THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' Colin. And while neither soap has officially confirmed the news at this point in time, GH headwriter Ron Carlivati has essentially confirmed it on Twitter.
"I had no idea Tristan Rogers was leaving," he posted. "I found out last night. Now I have one day to write him out of a big February Sweeps storyline."
As to whether or not Rogers will be returning to Y&R and reunite Colin with Jess Walton's Jill, we'll be sure to let you know as soon as we hear anything official. But in the meantime, Carlivati promises "you will see a lot of Robert between now and February." The scribe also called for fans not to start trying to throw blame around. "Please respect Tristan Rogers and his decision," he wrote.