"The young and the restless" spoilers reveal that fans are in for a treat in 2017. According to reports by Celeb Dirty Laundry, it looks like actor Trevor St. John may be returning to the soap opera world to play the character of Frank Barrit, the father to popular character Mariah. As many soap opera fans know, Trevor St. John is no stranger to the world of soaps. He starred on the now cancelled soap, "One Life To Live" as Victor Lord Jr. and will reportedly soon be hitting Genoa City to shake things up with his daughter, Mariah, and his ex Sharon.

'The Young and the Restless' reportedly casts Trevor St. John as Frank Barritt

According to the report, "The Young and the Restless" viewers have believed that Frank Barritt was dead. However, as all soap fans know, no one is every really dead and gone, and anyone can pop up alive at any time. However, the report suggests that while everyone believed Frank to be dead, it was actually his identical twin brother, Hank, who died. So, where has Frank been? All will be revealed when he comes waltzing back to Genoa City in the near future, and the news will hit hard with Mariah and Sharon, who currently have a lot on their plates at the moment.

How will Mariah and Sharon react to the news that Frank is still alive?

"Young and the Restless" fans are now wondering how Mariah and Sharon will take the news that Frank is alive. His sudden appearance will likely shock both mother and daughter. Mariah, who already has daddy issues, has already suffered through her supposed first father, cult leader Ian's antics, and will now have to deal with her real dad returning from beyond the grave.

Mariah's relationship with her mother, Sharon, has also been very rocky at times. She and Sharon only recently reunited to form a bond, and it appears that both women will have a lot to say to Frank when they find out he's been alive and well this entire time. Can they forgive and forget, and possible reunite as a full family? It looks like this will be a huge storyline for "Y&R" going forward into the new year.