Viewers have been watching Melody Thomas Scott playing Nikki Newman on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS for 40 years now, and while they were able to enjoy the special flashback-filled episode honoring her achievement on Feb. 19, they weren’t invited to the set-side anniversary party held on Feb. 21. But that's where we come in! Cast and crew gathered to honor her incredible achievement with heartfelt speeches, memories, and of course — delicious cake!
And it wasn’t just the stars of Y&R who showed up to fete the actress. Scott’s pals from across the dial were on hand to celebrate with her including those from sister soap THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL as well as ABC sudsers GENERAL HOSPITAL and ONE LIFE TO LIVE. Also, some former Y&R stars were there, too, including Greg Rikaart (ex-Kevin), who is now playing Leo on DAYS OF OUR LIVES. He participated in a hilarious video with former castmate Amelia Heinle (Victoria), who was having some fun at the bash and just wanted to offer her on-screen mom some food!
Take a look through the gallery below to see all the stars who came to celebrate Scott’s anniversary and see their heartfelt messages to the daytime legend!
For more photos and details from the party, keep an eye out for a special feature in an upcoming CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!