THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS Hires UK Soap Producer Mal Young

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THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS has hired a big name in British soaps behind the camera!

British television producer Mal Young recently began work at Y&R tweeting on January 8, “End of week one and loving my new @YandR_CBS family.”

Young began his career on the British soap BROOKSIDE, working his way up to producer and achieving record ratings for the show. He also created the sudser FAMILY AFFAIRS before moving to the BBC to become Controller Of Continuing Drama Series where he oversaw the popular dramas EASTENDERS, DOCTORS, CASUALTY, and more.

A spokesperson for Y&R will only confirm that Young is working there as a producer, so his exact duties at the soap are not yet known. Jill Farren Phelps remains the show's executive producer.

What kind of changes would you like to see Young bring to Genoa City? Sound off in the comments! And for more Y&R news and previews, check out CBS Soaps In Depth!