Following Matthew Morrison’s departure from the dancing reality show, actress Leah Remini will replace him as a judge. There is a new judge for season 17 of So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD).
Remini is an actress, activist, TV personality, philanthropist, and author with a net worth of $25 million. The official SYTYCD Instagram account announced on Friday, June 10, 2022, that Remini would join Stephen “tWitch” Boss and JoJo Siwa on the panel.
The actress also posted about her new position on social media. She stated in a declaration:
“I am pleased to be a part of the 300th episode of So You Think You Can Dance.” As a fan of the show and a tremendous admirer of dancers, I am thrilled to coach these extraordinarily talented performers through this challenge. I can’t wait to see the artistic ability of the contenders on stage!”
How prosperous is Leah Remini?
She is most known for her role as Carrie Heffernan in The King of Queens and for hosting the documentary series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.
Since childhood, the 51-year-old actress has been acting. She dropped out of school when she was 14 to pursue a career in acting. Leah made her first appearance in the 1988 comedy Head of Class.
She has further appeared on Saved by the Bell, Cheers, Who’s the Boss?, F.R.I.E.N.Ds, and NYPD Blue. She has appeared in Dancing With the Stars and The Talk, two reality television programs.
It’s All Relative, the reality show co-created by Leah Remini and her husband Angelo Pagan, also included Remini’s parents and other family members.
The Clapper and Old School, Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie are among Remini’s film credits. No, Really Productions is her own production company.
Matthew Morrison was replaced on “So You Think You Can Dance” for what reason?
Matthew Morrison announced his departure from So You Think You Can Dance on Instagram last month. While he claimed he was fired for violating “production regulations,” rumors arose that he was let go for sending “flirty” texts to a dancer.
Morrison refuted the allegations in an Instagram video in which he read the actual text conversation between himself and the dancer. In addition, he refuted allegations that he was fired from the program.
The Broadway star participated in the previously recorded audition rounds. Leah Remini will join Stephen “tWitch” Boss and JoJo Siwa as a judge beginning next week.
Although they had missed the previous panel, which comprised Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy, viewers were already disgruntled with the new judges.
Lythgoe (also a co-creator of So You Think You Can Dance) and Murphy were on So You Think You Can Dance through Season 16. Time alone will reveal whether Morrison’s followers will miss him and give Remini a chance.