MATTHEW Morrison was fired from So You Think You Can Dance after he "sent flirty messages" to a female contestnat, it has been revealed.
The judge was fired by Fox after sending messages which made her "uncomfortable".
PEOPLE revealed today that Matthew, 43, was fired less than two months since he joined the show after having an "inappropriate relationship with a female contestant".
A source told the outlet: "They didn't have sex, but he reached out to her through flirty direct messages on social media."
They continued: "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."
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The source also added that Matthew and the contestant never met up off set, but that the messages "crossed the line".
Matthew, who was previously engaged to Selling Sunset's Chrishell Stause, is married to entrepreneur Renee Morrison, with whom he shares two children.
His departure from SYTYCD was announced on May 27 in a statement provided to Deadline.
The statement read: "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."
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The Glee-alum continued: "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."
The statement concluded: "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."
However, it was unclear at the time what specific production protocol he had not followed.
That didn't stop fans of SYTYCD from speculating on the potential reasons for his departure.
Some fans theorized that he might have "got too close to a contestant", while others remarked that his stint on the show was brief, given that he joined as a judge on April 4.
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STILL ON THE SCREEN
As episodes of SYTYCD are pre-filmed, so Matthew will still appear as a judge until mid-June.
However, according to Entertainment Weekly, an announcement on a replacement judge for the next part of the competition, beginning June 15, is expected to be made soon.
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