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Matthew Morrison Exits ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ After Not Following ‘Production Protocols’

Matthew Morrison is two-stepping down from his judging publish on So You Assume You Can Dance.

On Might 27, the Glee alum introduced that he was leaving the present’s seventeenth season as a result of he “didn’t comply with competitors manufacturing protocol” as a decide. He informed E! Information in an announcement, “Having the chance to be a decide on ‘So You Assume You Can Dance’ was an unbelievable honor for me. Subsequently, it’s my deepest remorse to tell you that I might be leaving the present.”

He continued, “After filming the audition rounds for the present and finishing the collection of the 12 finalists, I didn’t comply with competitors manufacturing protocols, stopping me from having the ability to decide the competitors pretty. I can’t apologize sufficient to all concerned and I might be watching alongside you all on what I do know might be probably the greatest seasons but.”

Morrison didn’t elaborate on the particular protocol.

Matthew Morrison’s Gleeful Revelers

The actor was first introduced as a decide on SYTYCD in April, becoming a member of fellow newcomer JoJo Siwa and Stephen “tWitch” Boss–a earlier runner-up who served as a decide on the present’s fifteenth season in 2018–on its revamped judging panel. The information got here after SYTYCD staple Nigel Lythgoe, who created the collection alongside Simon Fuller and judged all 16 of its seasons, confirmed that he will not be returning.

“I’m so thrilled that America’s younger aspiring dance expertise will get to work with a few of our best artistic choreographers,” he tweeted in March. “On a personally unhappy observe, I’ve not been requested to be on the judging panel this season. I do not know who might be saying ‘Cue Music’ however I want them properly.”

Mary Murphy, who judged all however 5 seasons of SYTYCD, additionally didn’t return when the present’s newest run premiered earlier in Might.

It is anticipated that Fox will announce a brand new decide earlier than the subsequent wave of competitors begins on June 15.

“So You Assume You Can Dance” airs on Wednesdays 9 p.m. on Fox.


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