Leah Remini replaces Matthew Morrison on So You Think You Can Dance

Leah Remini replaces Matthew Morrison on So You Think You Can Dance

Fox has replaced Matthew Morrison as a judge on So You Think You Can Dance with actress Leah Remini, 51, after the Glee star was eliminated for an alleged inappropriate relationship with a contestant.

On Friday, the network released a statement announcing the official replacement, and Leah said she looked forward to “guiding these incredibly talented artists through this competition.”

The move comes a week after Morrison, 43, received the dance series boot. He later defended himself in an Instagram clip saying he had “nothing to hide” and denied accusations that he had behaved inappropriately.

Replacement: Fox replaced Matthew Morrison as a judge on So You Think You Can Dance with actress Leah Remini, 51, after eliminating the Glee star for an alleged inappropriate relationship with a contestant

Replacement: Fox replaced Matthew Morrison as a judge on So You Think You Can Dance with actress Leah Remini, 51, after eliminating the Glee star for an alleged inappropriate relationship with a contestant

Replacement: Fox replaced Matthew Morrison as a judge on So You Think You Can Dance with actress Leah Remini, 51, after he fired the Glee star for an alleged inappropriate relationship with a contestant (Remini pictured left in 2019 , Morrison pictured right in 2021)

“I’m thrilled to join So You Think You Can Dance for its 300th episode,” Remini said of her new nomination.

Adding, “I look forward to guiding these incredibly talented performers through this competition as a fan of the show and a huge admirer of the dancers. I can’t wait to see the artistry the contestants bring to the stage!

Not a professional dancer herself, Remini competed on Dancing With the Stars during Season 17. She was paired with pro Tony Dovolani and finished in fifth place.

Leah then served as a replacement co-host on DWTS in seasons 19 and 21 and returned as a guest judge in season 28.

“I’m thrilled to join So You Think You Can Dance for its 300th episode,” Remini said of her new nomination. Adding, “I look forward to guiding these incredibly talented performers through this competition as a fan of the show and a huge admirer of the dancers. I can’t wait to see the artistry the contestants bring to the stage!

She will judge SYTYCD alongside judges JoJo Siwa and Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, filling the position left vacant last week when Fox unceremoniously fired Matthew Morrison.

Matthew Morrison has defended himself on social media amid allegations he had an inappropriate relationship with a contestant claiming he had ‘nothing to hide’ and reciting the text message he sent the contestant .

“It’s such a shame that I really have to defend myself and my family against blatantly false statements made anonymously, but I have nothing to hide,” Morrison said.

“For the sake of transparency, I’m going to read you the only message I wrote to a dancer on the show: ‘Hey, it’s Matthew, if you don’t mind, I’d like to have your number and talk [about] some things.’ The end.’

Dance Chops: Not a professional dancer herself, Remini competed on Dancing With the Stars during season 17 and later served as a replacement co-host on DWTS in seasons 19 and 21 and returned as a guest judge in season 28

Dance Chops: Not a professional dancer herself, Remini competed on Dancing With the Stars during season 17 and later served as a replacement co-host on DWTS in seasons 19 and 21 and returned as a guest judge in season 28

Morrison said he sent the text message in an effort to help get a mutual co-worker hired by the Fox show.

Morrison condemned a ‘world where gossip rules’, saying it is destroying our society and we need to do better.

“And I don’t want that to take away from the show because dance has always been a unifying and healing modality and I sincerely wish all the contestants and my fellow judges the best,” he said.

The contestant spoke with the 43-year-old artist’s producers after “contacting her through flirty direct messages on social media,” a source told People, noting that “they had no of sexual relations” and “had never met”. -Position.’

The source told the outlet that the contestant “felt uncomfortable with his line of comments and went to the producers, who then implicated Fox.”

The latest: Morrison, 43, received the dance series boot last week following a network investigation into accusations he sent inappropriate messages to a contestant

The latest: Morrison, 43, received the dance series boot last week following a network investigation into accusations he sent inappropriate messages to a contestant

Morrison “was fired after conducting their own investigation,” the source said, adding that “these were just messages that crossed the line.”

Morrison and his wife of seven years, Renee Puente, 37, are parents to two children, son Revel James Makai, four, and daughter Phoenix Monroe, 11 months.

Morrison announced his departure from his judging role last week, saying in a statement to the outlet: “After filming the auditions for the show and completing the selection of the 12 finalists, I did not follow the protocols of production of the competition, preventing me from being able to fairly judge the competition.

“Having the opportunity to be a judge on So You Think You Can Dance has been an incredible honor for me. Therefore, I deeply regret to inform you that I will be leaving the show.

The Glee actor added, “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.”

His side of the story: Matthew Morrison has defended himself on social media amid allegations that he had an inappropriate relationship with a contestant claiming he had no

His side of the story: Matthew Morrison defended himself on social media amid allegations he had an inappropriate relationship with a contestant claiming he had ‘nothing to hide’ and reciting the text message that he had sent to the candidate.

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