June 30, 2022

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Matthew Morrison as a judge on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance – Deadline

Matthew Morrison as a judge on Fox's So You Think You Can Dance - Deadline

It was short term Fox‘s If you think you can dance for Matthew Morrison. The cheerful alum who was Just announced in April As a new judge on the hit dance competition series with JoJo Siwa, he is exiting the show after not following production protocols. This news comes a week after the premiere of the seventeenth series.

“Getting a chance to be a judge If you think you can dance It was an incredible honor for me. Therefore, I deeply regret to inform you that I will be leaving the show,” Morrison said in a statement provided to Deadline. “After filming the test rounds for the show and completing the selection of 12 finalists, I did not follow competing production protocols, which prevented me from judging the competition fairly. I cannot apologize enough to all involved and I will be watching by all of you in what I know is going to be one of the best seasons yet.”

Sources told Deadline, a new judge, who will join Siwa and Stephen “tWitch,” chairperson on the panel, will be announced soon for the next round of competition episodes that will begin on June 15. Morrison appears in a total of four pre-recorded episodes.

Cat Deeley serves as host of the long-running series featuring skilled dancers between the ages of 18 and 30, displaying their talents in different dance styles, including contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, animation, and breakout.

The series is produced by Industrial Media’s 19 Entertainment and MRC. Rosie Sychik is serving as a presenter and will be co-producing the production along with co-creator Lythgoe, Jeff Thacker, Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman.

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us weekly He was the first to report Morrison’s exit.