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Leah Remini named new judge on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ after Matthew Morrison exit

Leah Remini has fired Matthew Morrison as judge so you think you can danceAnd the actress’ first appearance will come during a milestone episode for the dance competition series, ET can confirm.

When the show celebrates its 300th episode on Fox on June 15, Remini will join the judging panel along with Stephen ‘Twitch’ Boss and JoJo Siwa. That episode is set to feature the top 12 dancers of this season who have been chosen to move on SYTYCD Studio to showcase your skills.

“I’m thrilled to be involved in so you think you can dance On its milestone 300th episode,” Remini said in a statement released by the network. “I look forward to guiding these incredibly talented actors through this competition as a fan of the show and a great fan of the dancers.” I am curious I can’t wait to see the artistry that the contestants bring to the stage!”

Remini has rightfully earned her place in the dance competition show. That first season 17. appeared in dancing with the Stars With pro dancer Tony Dovolani. He proved to be a dominant force, busting myriad dance numbers – from foxtrot, samba and rumba to cha-cha-cha, salsa and tango. The pair eventually finished fifth.

His name became synonymous with the show, before becoming a guest judge during Season 28, filling in as a temporary co-host during several episodes in Seasons 19 and 21.

Remini is joining SYTYCD The judging panel comes just weeks after Morrison was initially fired from the show after saying he “didn’t follow competition production protocols”. The actor would not give any further details at the time, but it was later revealed that his exit stemmed from “uncomfortable” text messages he sent to a female contestant.

Just days after his firing, Morrison explained his side of the story on Instagram, insisting that he had been let go for sending a single text message to a female contestant, which he wanted to help get a job on the show. was trying to

In the short video, the 43-year-old actor called the allegation of “flirty messages” “blatantly untrue” as he sought to “explain” the events that led to his dismissal.

“It’s really unfortunate that I have to sit here defending myself and my family from untrue statements made anonymously, but I have nothing to hide,” Morrison said. “So, in the interest of transparency, I’ll read you a message I wrote to a dancer on the show.”

Morrison then grabbed her phone and read aloud, “Hey, this is Matthew. Would love to get your number and talk to you about a few things, if you don’t mind.” After reading that text message, the actor looked into the camera and said, “End.” Morrison later explained why he sent that one text message.

He said, “I sent it because this dancer and I both share a mutual respect for a choreographer I’ve known for over 20 years and I was trying to help her get a choreographer job on the show ,” They said.

Morrison’s wife, Renee Puente, also took to Instagram and publicly defended him.

“My husband has finally been given a chance to speak his truth,” she captioned her post, “He has done so with such grace and integrity in a situation that is complex and incredibly complex.”

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