Continue on. Matthew MorrisonLeave So You Think You Can DanceJust one week after the 17th season began, the dance competition series was officially launched. Us WeeklyYou can only confirm.
“Having the opportunity to be a judge on So You Think You Can Dance was an incredible honor for me,” the GleeAlum, 43 tells UseIn a statement. “Therefore, it is my deepest regret to inform you that I will be leaving the show.”
“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,” the California native explained. “I cannot apologize enough to all involved and I will be watching alongside you all on what I know will be one of the best seasons yet.”
A source tells UseMorrison was told that it was a minor error that led to his departure from the series.
The premiere of the 17th season began on Thursday, May 18, with the American Horror Story actor judging aspiring dancers’ choreographed routines alongside JoJo Siwa Stephen “tWitch” Boss.
Earlier this month, Morrison told Playbill that he’s been a fan of the hit FOX series for “many, many years,” noting: “I’m well-versed in so many different practices of dance, so I am in a good position to give my thoughts.”
The Broadway performer continued: “I like that the show talks about looking for America’s Favorite Dancer and I look forward to seeing all people having to get out of their comfort zone. For example, if they are a professional ballroom dancer, they will need to learn contemporary and all the other stuff. That is what makes the show so exciting.”
The source notes that while Morrison is “disappointed,” he’s “happy to have left on good terms,” adding: “He plans to spend time with his family and is excited about what is next.”