People magazine, citing a “source” close to the reality show, reported earlier this week that Morrison had been released due to harassing messages to a contestant. She allegedly approached the producers, who got involved with Fox, who then fired Morrison after an investigation.
Today, Morrison responded to the allegations.
“Getting a chance to be a judge If you think you can dance It was an incredible honor for me. Therefore, I deeply regret to inform you that I will be leaving the show,” Morrison said in a statement provided to Deadline. “After filming the test rounds for the show and completing the selection of 12 finalists, I did not follow competing production protocols, which prevented me from judging the competition fairly. I cannot apologize enough to all involved and I will be watching by all of you in what I know is going to be one of the best seasons yet.”
Sources told Deadline, a new judge, who will join Siwa and Stephen “tWitch,” chairperson on the panel, will be announced soon for the next round of competition episodes that will begin on June 15. Morrison appears in a total of four pre-recorded episodes.
Cat Deeley serves as host of the long-running series featuring skilled dancers between the ages of 18 and 30, displaying their talents in different dance styles, including contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, animation, and breakout.
The series is produced by Industrial Media’s 19 Entertainment and MRC. Rosie Sychik is serving as a presenter and will be co-producing the production along with co-creator Lythgoe, Jeff Thacker, Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman.
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