Inside Matthew Morrison’s ‘drama’ SYTUCD as he was ‘fired for flirting with contestant’

Matthew Morrison, 43, has announced his departure from So You Think You Can Dance, telling fans his departure was because he did not follow a “competitive production process”.

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Matthew Morrison’s sudden departure from So You Think You Can Dance was attributed to him sending inappropriate flirtatious messages to a contestant.

The actor, 43, was announced as a judge on the seventeenth season of So You Think You Can Dance, alongside JoJo Siwa, 19, and Stephen “tWitch” Boss, 39, on April 4.

However, on May 27, Matthew announced his brief departure from the board, telling fans that his departure was because he had failed to follow “production processes”. compete”.

Here Mirror Online takes a closer look at what may have prompted him to suddenly exit.

After announcing he would be joining the show again in April, Matthew, who is known for his role as Will Schuester in Glee, said he thinks he can “give a fresh look” to the new series.

Matthew Morrison announces his sudden departure from So You Think You Can Dance


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43-year-old actor known for his role in Glee


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He said Broadway World : “Before you see a concert, like a Justin Timberlake show or something, you’ll see a bunch of dancers in the background and you’ll never really connect with them, but I feel like This is a great, best show way to connect with dancers and really let them get to know them on a personal level.

“So I thought it was just such a beautiful performance.”

He added: “I’m here to encourage them to figure it out for themselves, I don’t feel like a judge. Honestly, I don’t really like the term. I want them to come up with it. me as a teammate.”

Matthew, who is married to Renee Puente and has two children, said his role as a judge is to “help them see their potential and their greatness”.

Jojo Siwa is a judge on the panel


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Stephen Boss also formed the jury


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But just a month after the announcement, Matthew announced his departure.

He said in a statement: “Having the opportunity to be a judge on So You Think You Can Dance is an unbelievable honor for me.

“So I regret to inform you that I’m leaving the show.”

He continued, “After filming the auditions for the show and completing the selection of the 12 finalists, I didn’t follow the contest production processes, making it impossible for me to judge. fair competition.

Matthew is married to Renee Puente (pictured together in 2019)



“I can’t apologize enough to everyone involved and I’ll be watching with you all as I know it’s going to be one of the best seasons.”

But a source has now claimed that he was fired due to inappropriate texts.

Insiders tell EVERYONE the star “had an illicit relationship with a female contestant”.

They said: ‘They weren’t having sex, but he reached out to her through flirty direct messages on social media.

“She felt uncomfortable with his line of comments and went to the producers, who then engaged Fox. He was fired after they launched their own investigation. .”

The Mirror has contacted Matthew’s representative for comment.

In 2019, Matthew was the judge on Best Dancer


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The source added that the pair have never met offline, but his messages have been “off the line”.

It is thought that he will still appear in the upcoming episodes of the show as they are pre-recorded.

Reports suggest that his replacement will first appear on the show as the next phase of filming gets underway.

It comes after JoJo took to Twitter on Tuesday to criticize one user for their comment saying they hoped that she would leave the show when the news broke.

The user wrote: “Damn. I saw the headline ‘Judge Leaves #sytycd’ and was so excited. Yes! @Itsjojosiwa was disqualified! But, no. It’s Matthew Morrison.”

In response to the message, she asked: “Literally why tweet this?” before explaining why she’s qualified for the role.

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