So you think you can understand why Matteo Morrison looking for a new job?
The “Glee” alum recently joined the Fox reality dance competition series “So You Think You Dance” as a judge for the recently launched 17th season alongside Stephen “Twitch” Boss and Jojo Siwa.
But just over a week after the premiere, the Tony-nominated Broadway star is taking two steps towards the release after violating “competitive production protocols.”
“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 on Friday. Variety. “Therefore, it is my deepest regret to inform you that I am leaving the show. After having filmed the auditions for the show and having completed the selection of the 12 finalists, I did not follow the production protocols of the competition, preventing me from being able to judge the competition fairly ”.
He added: “I can’t apologize enough to all parties involved and I will be watching with all of you what I know will be one of the best seasons ever.”
The nature of Morrison’s protocol violation has yet to be revealed, but an unnamed source has said so We weeklywho first reported the news that it was a “minor offense”.
The actor will continue to appear in four episodes arriving until mid-June, as the first rounds of the competition are pre-recorded.
A replacement for Morrison is expected to be announced in the coming weeks. A Fox rep said the network “will soon announce a new judge for the series for the next wave of competition starting June 15 with the Top 12 performing for America’s vote,” according to Us Weekly.
Morrison was chosen as the new judge of “So You Think You Dance” in April after the network chose to review the series after a two-year hiatus linked to COVID. The actor was called to replace longtime show original judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy, who were not asked to return. Cat Deeley, however, remained the host of the show.
After the casting announcement, Morrison She said who was “excited to go back to my dance roots”.