Former Glee star Matthew Morrison once again defends himself against allegations he dropped out of So You Think You Can Dance after sending flirty text messages to a contestant
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Matthew Morrison made headlines when it was reported that he left So You Think You Can Dance after sending a flirty text message to a contestant on the show.
The former Glee star, 43, left the show last month and previously revealed his departure was because he didn’t follow a “competitive production process”.
Reports suggest that he flirted with one of the contestants via text message, which annoyed them.
However, he has now taken a stance and denies this ever happened.
In an emotional video on Instagram, the actor said: “It’s unfortunate that I have to sit here and defend myself and my family against blatantly untrue anonymous statements, but I nothing to hide.
“So for the sake of transparency… I’ll read you a message I wrote to a dancer on the show.”
He went on to read a short message he allegedly sent on April 25 that read: “Hey! It’s Matthew. If you don’t mind, would love to get your number and talk to you. some thing.”
The star explained the motivation behind his message was because he wanted to connect with the contestants to help them get choreographic work on the show.
TMZ went on to report that the contestant herself declared to the producers that the message was inappropriate.
Sources said Matthew was unaware of the “no contact” rule on the show and revealed any previous work he had done on similar shows in the UK encouraged interaction with the contestants. .
He signed off his video by chit-chat before wishing all the contestants and his former judges the best of luck for the rest of the show.
It is expected that Matthew will still appear on screen in upcoming episodes of the show as they have been pre-recorded.
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Reports suggest his replacement will make his first appearance as further filming gets underway.
Matthew joined the judges last season as part of the team with a new look.
Judge JoJo Siwa took to Twitter earlier this week to clap in support of a troll who said they wished it was her who was replaced.
She retweeted their comment, saying, “Literally why tweet this?” before explaining why she’s qualified for the role.
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/matthew-morrison-breaks-silence-flirty-27136411 Matthew Morrison breaks silence over 'flirting' messages to So You Think You Can Dance contestant