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‘So You Think You Can Dance’ judge Matthew Morrison was ousted for not following the show’s production protocols


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Mathew Morrison announced on Friday that he will no longer be a judge for the “So You Think You Can Dance” show after failing to follow the competition’s production protocols.

He revealed his exit in a statement and explained that his breach of protocols prevented him from judging the show’s competition fairly.

“Having the opportunity to be a judge on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ has been an incredible honor for me,” Morrison said in a statement. “Therefore, I have the greatest regret to inform you that I will be leaving the show.”

“After filming the show’s auditions and completing the selection of the 12 finalists, I did not follow the competition’s production protocols, preventing me from being able to fairly judge the competition,” he continued. “I can’t apologize enough to everyone involved and will be watching all of you for what I know will be one of the best seasons yet.”

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TV host Cat Deeley at the "So you think you can dance" finale held at the Kodak Theater on August 6, 2009 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

TV host Cat Deeley at the ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Finale held at the Kodak Theater on August 6, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
(Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

It remains unclear which competition protocols Morrison violated.

The former “Glee” star will still appear in four episodes of the dance competition show since the lineup has already started airing.

Actor Matthew Morrison arrives at Mancini Delivered - A Musical Tribute To Ginny And Henry Manciniat at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on April 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

Actor Matthew Morrison arrives at Mancini Delivered – A Musical Tribute To Ginny And Henry Manciniat at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on April 1, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
(Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

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Morrison was announced as a judge in April along with singer JoJo Siwa, hip-hop dancer Stephen “tWitch” Boss and returning host Cat Deeley ahead of the show’s 17th season, which premiered May 18. A new judge will be appointed for the next step. of the dance competition, which will begin on June 15.

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