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Matthew Morrison fired from So You Think You Can Dance judging panel for ‘inappropriate’ messages to female contestant

Matthew Morrison was fired from his role as a judge on So You Think You Can Dance after he sent ‘inappropriate’ messages to ‘a female contestant,’ it has been claimed.

The Glee star, 43, has two children with his wife of seven years, Renee Puente, a four-year-old son and 11-month-old daughter.

Morrison had been a judge on the Fox dancing competition, but announced last week that he was leaving after filming the audition rounds for season 17.

At the time, the reason for his departure was down to him ‘not following competition production protocols’, though it is not known what they were.

Now, it has been alleged Morrison sent ‘flirty’ messages that made a contestant uncomfortable.

A source claimed that the Morrison was fired from the series ‘after he had an inappropriate relationship with a female contestant.’

The source added: ‘They didn’t have 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 producers, who then got Fox involved. He was fired after they did their own investigation,’ the insider told People.

The source added that Morrison and the unidentified contestant ‘never met up off-set’, but the messages sent ‘crossed the line’.

Morrison has two children with wife of seven years, Renee Puente (Picture: Matthew Morrison/Instagram)

Announcing his departure from the role last week, Morrison told People in a statement: ‘Having the opportunity to be a judge on So You Think You Can Dance was an incredible honour for me.

‘Therefore, it is my deepest regret to inform you that I will be leaving the show.

The actor was best known for his role as Mr Schuester on Glee (Picture: FOX)

‘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.

‘I cannot apologise enough to all involved and I will be watching alongside you all on what I know will be one of the best seasons yet.’

Morrison had been part of a new panel of judges for season 17, which saw Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy replaced by JoJo Siwa and Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, with Cat Deeley returning as host.

 


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