Matthew Morrison Out as ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Judge

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The ‘Glee’ star stated in a statement that “competition production protocol” was not followed by him. “

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Matthew Morrison arrives at Elton John’s 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Bernie Taupin on March 25, 2017 in Los Angeles.
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Matthew Morrison‘s stint as a So You Think You Can Dance judge will be short lived.

The former Glee star and Broadway veteran is departing the show — whose 17th season premiered just nine days ago — after violating its competition protocols. Fox reps declined to comment on the nature and extent of the violation.

“Having the opportunity to be a judge on So You Think You Can Dance was an incredible honor for me,” Morrison said in a statement. “I regret to inform you that the show is ending. After filming the audition rounds for the show and completing the selection of the 12 finalists, I did not follow competition production protocols, preventing me from being able to judge the competition fairly. I am sorry to everyone involved. I will be there with you all as I watch what I believe will be one the best seasons yet .

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So You Think You Can Dance returned to Fox on May 18 after almost three years, with Morrison joining Stephen “Twitch” Boss and Jojo Siwa as judges. He’ll be seen in two more pretaped episodes; Fox says SYTYCD will name a new judge for the next stage of the competition, which is set to begin on June 15.

Us Weekly first reported Morrison’s departure.

This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.



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