Jessica King is out and Comfort Fedoke is getting another shot on “So You Think You can Dance,” Fox TV said Monday.
An injury forced King to leave the dance show, the network said. The nature of the ailment was not disclosed, but Fox said the top 10 contestant was quitting on her doctor’s advice.
“Her full recovery is paramount and will only come with rest,” series executive producer and judge Nigel Lythgoe said, adding that King had given her blessing to semifinalist Fedoke’s return.
Lythgoe, who fielded questions from reporters at a Television Critics Association meeting, said Fedoke faces the possibility of being eliminated again but was game to compete.
“She sat with Jessica and the lovely story is she (Fedoke) said, ‘I am so unhappy that you are indisposed, but I thank God for the opportunity of coming back,” Lythgoe recounted, adding, “And that just shows the determination of the young lady.”
Fedoke joins previously announced finalists Joshua Allen, Twitch Boss, Courtney Galiano, Chelsie Hightower, Mark Kanemura, Gev Manoukian, Kherington Payne, Katee Shean and Will Wingfield.
They will be paired with new dance partners on Wednesday’s two-hour performance show (8 p.m. EDT). The results of viewer voting will be announced on Thursday’s hourlong show (9 p.m. EDT) with two of the dancers facing elimination this week.