Nigel Lythgoe quits as a Judge in Season 18 of So You Think You Can Dance due to assault allegations against him

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Another shocking news is getting viral on social media, that Nigel Lythgoe will not be seen as a judge in another season of the So You Think You Can Dance show. 

As per the sources, he voluntarily decided and announced this to his team. On Friday the television producer shared this news with one of the media channels that with a heavy heart Nigel has decided to quit as a judge of this show. 

He added that “Lythgoe believes that the focus of the show should always be on dance and dancers, and he wants to ensure that it remains that way”. 

He also revealed that because of the allegations made against him, he needs to focus on restoring its reputation with dignity. The allegations against him are imposed by Paula Abdul, 61, in which she stated that he has assaulted her on two occasions during their time working together on American Idol in the early 2000s and SYTYCD in 2015.

The news gets confirmed as the 19 Entertainment, Clark Productions, FOX, and the production companies and network of So You Think You Can Dance, made a joint statement stating that Lythgoe will no longer be a judge on the show due to recent assault allegations. 

In a statement it was written this show fulfills the commitment to the contestants who have worked hard to compete on the show’s stage. It was also mentioned that a replacement judge for this season has not yet been decided, and the season will premiere on FOX on Monday, March 4th.

As he will not be judging season 18 of SYTYCD, people are assuming that he will be involved in the audition process during the first few episodes of the season.

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