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Matthew Morrison Exits ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Season 17

Matthew Morrison will no longer be on the judging panel of the dancing competition So You Think You Can Dance. The news of his exit comes just a week after the start of the seventh season of the show. Continue reading further to know the reason behind Matthew’s exit from the show.

Matthew out as judge on Fox’s ‘So You Think You Can Dance’

On May 27, 2022, Friday, the Tony Award-nominated Broadway star, issued a statement regarding his departure from the dance competition. He said, “Having the opportunity to be a judge on So You Think You Can Dance was an incredible honor for me. Therefore, it is my deepest regret to inform you that I will be leaving the show.”

The 43-year-old further added, “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.”

Matthew went on to say, “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.” Season 17 of the dancing show premiered on May 17, 2022.

Who are the judges for season 17 of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’?

This year, the makers of the dance reality show decided to have a new panel of judges. The show was previously judged by Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy but the network replaced them with JoJo Siwa and Stephen “tWitch” Boss.

Representatives of Fox have told Us, that the network “will soon announce a new judge to the series for the next wave of the competition starting on June 15th featuring the Top 12 performing for America’s vote.”

The fans’ reaction to Matthew’s exit from the dance show

One fan wrote, “What did Matthew Morrison do that broke protocols? Covid? He judging someone/people unfairly? Worse?”

Another user tweeted, “I would really like to focus on something petty like why Matthew Morrison left SYTYCD outta nowhere and what the “minor infraction” was (my guess: he hit on a contestant and got turned down and reported, and good riddance)”

Followed by a user who penned, “I’m available to replace Matthew Morrison as a judge on #SYTYCD. #DanceNerd”

Another user wrote, “Who should replace Matthew Morrison on #SYTYCD? I’ll go first…Allison Holker (1) former contestant & All Star (2) strong social media following (3) Twitch & Mrs. Twitch is a REALLY nice PR nugget as they try to bury the news about Mr. Schu”


These were a few reactions of the fans to Matthew Morrison’s exit from the dance reality show. So You Think You Can Dance season 17 airs on FOX Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET.

Do you enjoy watching the show So You Think You Can Dance? Who is your favorite judge as of now? Kindly let us know in the comments section below. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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