Why is Nigel Lythgoe not a judge on SYTYCD?
Reason for exit: Though show producers did not confirm why Lythgoe was ousted from his longtime role, he tweeted that he was not “asked to be on the judging panel” for 2022's season 17.
A SYTYCD source then told People that Morrison was fired for having “an inappropriate relationship with a female contestant” that consisted only of “flirty direct messages on social media” sent from Morrison to the dancer.
She retired from competition and shifted her focus toward her dance academy. She acted as a dance double for Julia Roberts in the movie Something to Talk About and appeared in Dance With Me, starring Vanessa L. Williams.
It's hard to imagine the FOX hit series So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) without its larger-than-life judge, Mary Murphy. Yet in 2010, the veteran dancer stepped away from the show for a surprising reason: she was diagnosed with a thyroid tumor which she later learned was cancerous.
Remini, who was announced last week as Matthew Morrison's replacement after the Glee star was fired for failing to follow production protocols, joined fellow judges JoJo Siwa and Stephen "tWitch" Boss to offer praise and criticism of the top 12 dancers announced in the show's 300th episode.
“As a result, while we were looking forward to its return this summer, we cannot meet the standards we've set for viewers and contestants in light of the show's unique format, intricate production schedule and limited time.”
Matthew Morrison out as 'So You Think You Can Dance' judge
“Hey! It's Matthew. If you don't mind, would love to get your number and talk you through some things,” the message read, according to Morrison, who claims he sent it because he and the unnamed individual “share a mutual respect” for the same choreographer.
Nigel Lythgoe left 'So You Think You Can Dance' after not being asked to return. The end is officially upon us. Even though So You Think You Can Dance has returned with Season 17 after a nearly two-year break due to COVID-19, Nigel is not in his coveted judge's chair.
A story that insinuated Matthew Morrison was fired as a judge from reality competition So You Think You Can Dance because of harassing a female contestant distorts the truth, the star said today in an Instagram post.
Leah Remini takes over for Matthew Morrison as So You Think You Can Dance judge. Matthew Morrison addresses the message he sent to SYTYCD contestant that led to his exit. New So You Think You Can Dance judges dance together for first time in exclusive clip.
How is Leah Remini qualified to judge SYTYCD?
Leah was interviewed by ET about her new job, and she explained how she's qualified to be judging dancers on SYTYCD. She said, “Makes sense... I love dancing, I love dancers, I love dance shows, I love artists.” She also expressed that she preferred judging to performing and that her role would be more of a mentor.