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Leah Remini Joins SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Judges After Matthew Morrison Exit

Photo from Leah Remini’s Instagram

Leah Remini Joins SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Judges After Matthew Morrison Exit

By Movieguide® Staff

THE KING OF QUEENS actress Leah Remini recently joined the judges’ panel on the dance competition show SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE after Matthew Morrison’s mid-season exit after not following production protocols.

Remini joined JoJo Siwa and hip-hop dancer Stephen “tWitch” Boss for the June 15 airing of the series.

“I am thrilled to join ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ on its milestone 300th episode,” Remini said. “I look forward to guiding these incredibly talented artists through this competition as a fan of the show and a great admirer of dancers. I can’t wait to see the artistry that the contestants bring to the stage!”

The show announced Morrison’s departure from the show in May.

“Having the opportunity to be a judge on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ was an incredible honor for me,” Morrison said in a statement. “Therefore, it is my deepest regret to inform you that I will be leaving the show.

“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,” he added. “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.”

Remini opened up about her faith journey after leaving the church of Scientology and reconnecting with her catholic faith. Movieguide® previously reported:

Hollywood actress and former Scientologist Leah Remini praised the Lord after the arrest of actor Danny Masterson.

“Finally, victims are being heard when it comes to Scientology! Praise the lord! This is just the beginning Scientology, your days of getting away with it is coming to an end! #justice #scientologytheaftermath,” Remini tweeted.

After her exit from Scientology, Remini reconnected with Catholicism and baptized her daughter in the church.